Are you ready for March Madness?!?! All week I have been sharing sports themed projects from game day snacks like Bacon Cheeseburger Fries to cool ways to show your pride with Clearsnap's NCAA Temporary Tattoo Kits. Today, I want to share a simple papercraft you can make to dress up your game day party:

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Basketball Cupcake or Slider Toppers

These are super easy to make and you can use them as cupcake toppers or to top mini burgers or sliders on game day.


  • Sports Ball Stamp set – the one I used is from Close To My Heart from about 10 years ago. You can find these online and at most craft store
  • ColorBox Archival Dye Ink – Pumpkin
  • ColorBox Archival Dye Ink – Wicked Black
  • Toothpicks
  • Tombow Xtreme Adhesive
  • White Cardstock

Here's how to make them:

  1. Stamp basketballs all over a sheet of white cardstock.
  2. Using a circle punch, punch out the “balls”.
  3. Apply Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to cover the back of one ball. Lay it on the table with the sticky side up. Lay a toothpick on top of the adhesive, with about 1/2″ of the toothpick in the adhesive. Lay a second ball on top, pressing the back to the back of the previous ball.
  4. Insert into a cupcake or burger and enjoy! Just don't try to eat the paper ball ;)

Just a little way to add a fun “party” touch to an already fun game day ;)

Next week visit the Tombow blog to see how I used these same basketballs to make a mini banner! Check out these other game day posts:





Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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