De-Stress with An Advent Calendar

Countdowns are the bomb! Advent calendars are sort of like the New Years Rockin Eve of Chistmas and sooo much fun! As a kid, I loved opening the little doors for each day before Santa’s arrival! Many have pockets for each day too, each spot filled with candy.

But who needs more sugar this time of year? Save your waist! Be jollier than Santa & hotter than Mrs. Clause with our DIY spa advent calendar.

Simply buy an advent calendar with empty pockets (or dump out the candy). Fill with beauty samples and inspiring quotes to get you through even the most harried holiday situations – bad gifts, party faux pas, Santa insanity – you’ll be seasonally spa-ified!

Need Beauty Samples? Birchbox,, Sephora & Whole Foods are fave sources
Need Quotes? See our Quote Spa

Check out these glorious advents we spah-tted:


From Sweet Petunias shop on etsy so graphic!

Who can resist origami advent boxes made from repurposed sheet music? From mycherrytree shop on etsy

Texting just went holiday! Soo cute from rennadeluxe on etsy

Super easy pretty DIY calendar from - message board, string, envelopes & gold stick on numbers are all you need!

From Fiskar's, a shabby chic advent calender. Binder clips hold a tag onto a ribbon stretched across frame - clip your beauty sample or quote for that day behind the tag.

From Sunset Magazine contr. Paige Russell, a DIY branch advent tree - great way to use those old vases we all have too! Instructions click image.

If you're really really handy, make a deer form like this one from LittleScandinavian then wrap and hang advent presents on it!

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