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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Make a Chandelier Ornament

Use a chandelier die to make this elegant ornament for your Christmas tree.

What You'll Need

  • Card stock
  • 8-1/2-x-11-inch double-sided mounting adhesive
  • Chandelier dies and die-cut machine (optional)
  • Glitter
  • 1/16-inch circle punch
  • Embroidery floss
  • Beads or crystals (optional)

How to Make It

1. Cover both sides of the card stock with the double-sided mounting adhesive. Trace a chandelierlike pattern or use a die-cut machine to produce chandelier shapes.

2. Cut out the shapes with scissors. You need three shapes for each ornament. Peel the paper backing from one side of each shape.

3. Sprinkle glitter over the adhesive-covered side of the chandelier shape.

4. Fold each chandelier shape in half with the glittered sides facing. Remove the remaining paper backing from the shapes.

5. Press half of one shape to a matching half of a second shape.

6. Press the third shape in the same way to the assembled shape.

7. Punch a small hole at the top and thread the hole with embroidery floss for a hanging loop.

8. Add hanging beads or crystals to your ornament if desired.

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