Fun July 4th Dessert: Berry Flag Tart

The star of your patriotic menu will be this flag-shape dessert featuring bright red raspberries, tart blueberries, and dough cut in stripes and star shapes. Despite the masterpiece finish, it's actually quite simple to make.

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Easy 4th of July Decorations

Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations. From flags to fireworks, these easy decorations cover every July 4th theme you can think of -- and they're cute to boot.

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Our Favorite July 4th Recipes

Take the guesswork out of creating a delicious spread of 4th of July food. Our July 4th entrees (hot dogs! ribs!), drinks (punch! sangria!), side dishes (fruit and pasta salads!), and desserts (mmm, pie) make organizing a patriotic potluck a breeze.

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Festive July 4th Desserts

Celebrate Independence Day with these festive 4th of July desserts! With star-shape scones and piecrusts, tempting tarts, colorful shakes, and fresh berries, these recipes for 4th of July desserts are sure to stand out at your patriotic celebration.

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Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.

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4th of July Cake Recipes

Headed to a 4th of July potluck? Cakes are a dreamy way to end the day (well, that and fireworks), and our collection of berry-topped cakes, lush chocolate cakes, swirled sprinkle cakes, and layered red velvet cakes are worth their own oohs and aahs.

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Coconut Cream Island Punch

Make our DIY party cocktail -- that includes just a few tasty ingredients -- for an adults-only drink everyone can agree on. Cut-up star fruit provides a gorgeous base inside your drink pitcher.

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Christmas Card Ornament Art

Transform old Christmas cards into beautiful frame-worthy wall art.


  • Three old Christmas greeting cards in coordinating colors
  • Self-adhesive gemstones (optional)
  • Scrap of cardstock: metallic silver
  • 1/2-inch-diameter circle punch
  • Crafts glue
  • Picture frame with a 7-1/2x9-1/2-inch opening
  • Sheet of patterned paper: white-on-white (to fit your picture frame)
  • 1 yard of 3/8-inch-wide grosgrain ribbon: green
  • Double-sided adhesive tape


1. Draw three different-sized circles on tracing paper and cut out (use household glasses or other circles to help). Using a pencil, trace one of each circle onto greeting cards. Cut out circles for ornaments.

2. If desired, decorate small ornament with gemstones. For ornament caps, punch two circles from metallic silver cardstock using 1/2-inch circle punch. Glue a metallic silver circle at top of small and large ornaments, gluing half of each silver circle to back of an ornament circle.

3. Center picture frame over white-on-white patterned paper and lightly draw around inside of frame with a pencil; remove frame.

4. Determine position of ornaments on white-on-white patterned paper; lightly mark positions with a pencil. Cut a length of grosgrain ribbon for each ornament hanger. Tape ribbon ends to white-on-white paper.

5. Tape ornaments in place. Tie a bow from remaining grosgrain ribbon. Glue bow to top of medium-size ornament. Frame the design.


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