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

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Gold Star Greeting Card

A special painting technique gives these holiday cards a unique shimmery texture.

Although it looks like a solid color at first, the background of this card is actually a combination of several colors. Our special technique ensures that each copy of the holiday greeting has its own unique appearance. Although it may take some time to make each card, the technique is simple enough even for kids.

Materials and Tools

  • Dark red matte card stock, cut to 5 1/2 x 9 inches
  • Paper plate
  • Acrylic paints (we used bright orange, deep red, and black)
  • Plastic cross-stitch canvas
  • Small sponge paint roller
  • Gold paper
  • Scissors
  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Bright gold paint pen
  • Glue stick


1. Spread paint onto plate in three separate areas. Use a sponge roller to apply paint. Soak it with water first. Squeeze out the excess water.

2. Lay a piece of plastic canvas over the card stock. Roll the dampened roller into paint, picking up some of all colors but very little of black. Paint in random strokes over the plastic canvas. Use a generous amount of paint and paint over areas if needed. Lift the plastic canvas occasionally to check the coverage. Let it dry. Fold card stock to make a 5-1/2-x-4-1/2-inch card.

3. Cut gold paper into desired shapes, such as the star shown. Glue your shapes to the card stock. Cut narrow strips of gold paper to create borders, using the decorative-edge scissors if you like.

4. Use a gold paint pen to add designs or words to the card.


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