Initially, I planned on buying the chocolate calendar off the shelf. But then I realized $7/each times 3 kids is a bit pricey since we are on a tight budget. I began to search Pinterest for some homemade solutions and found one I loved:
I sought out the help of my mom because she has a Cricut and I figured adhesive vinyl would be easier than trying to find the exact sequence of sticky felt numbers I needed (trust me - I searched Amazon and came up empty handed). She happily printed out some black vinyl numbers for me which I simply cut out and ironed onto some muslin favor bags. I am so happy with the finished product:
I bought little clothespins to hang them with and I am going to hang some twine on our mantel to clip them to. I haven't decided yet what exactly I'll be putting in the bags but I'm thinking of grabbing some discounted Halloween candy for some of them. In total this project took me about 15 minutes to iron the numbers on and my total cost (I got some supplies from Michael's with coupons) was about $12. Not too shabby! Once we setup for Christmas I will make sure to show the finished project in its proper home.