Basketball Party Handmade Treat Pouches

by Tonya Staab
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These handmade paper basketball treat bags are the perfect addition to your next basketball party.

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Do you have basketball fans in your house?

Whether you are planning on watching basketball on television, or having a basketball party, kids will love these treat bags.

paper basketball pouches filled with candy

These fun paper basketball treat bags are quick and easy to whip up and just think how many you can fill with the big 54oz bag of Skittles from Sam’s Club.

What you need:

  • Orange scrapbook paper with a black marker
  • Wax paper (optional)
  • 54oz bag of Skittles
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors

If you are making your basketballs from scratch, cut out an orange circle and make the basketball markings using a Sharpie. Alternatively, you can use a site like PicMonkey to print basketballs onto paper.

basketballs printed on paper

Next, cut out a plain white piece to match along with two pieces of wax paper. I prefer to put the candy between wax paper rather than just between the printed paper, don’t ask me why, it’s just a thing, but feel free if you aren’t as fussy as me to leave out this added step.

paper basketballs with wax paper circles

Gather up all of your pieces in a pile and using your sewing machine, sew around the edges leaving the opening at the top for putting your favorite candy inside.

paper basketballs cut out

The reason I sew these instead of gluing them is:

  1. gluing can get messy and takes a while to dry
  2. I don’t want to risk getting glue on the candy

a paper basketball pouch with skittles spilling out of it

Whip up a bunch of these for the next tourney and get more great ideas at It’s only madness if you don’t have Skittles.

a bag of skittles with paper basketballs scattered

Don’t forget to grab your big 54oz bag of skittles from Sam’s Club. You’ll find them on the pallets.

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Carolyn West March 10, 2015 - 8:20 am

Absolutely adorable. I almost want to have a basketball party just so I can make them. #client

Sarah Tomorrow March 23, 2015 - 10:36 am

Great thanks I will so this for my next party


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