DIY and Refillable Advent Calendars

By Kelly Green

Countdown to Christmas with an eco-friendly advent calendar.

updated: 09.10.19


It’s almost December 1st - which means it’s nearly time for the morning ritual of advent calendar opening to begin. 

Most standard shop-bought advent calendars will be thrown away come Christmas Day, generating lots of unnecessary and environmentally-damaging waste from sweet wrappings and plastic moulds.  For a more sustainable (and, arguably, more fun) option, try crafting your own homemade advent calendar, or choose a refillable option that you can re-use year after year.

If you haven’t got time for crafting, here are some of our favourite plastic-free advent calendars:

DIY and Refillable Advent Calendars