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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Fun-to-Make Christmas Snowman Crafts

Don't wait for a snowy day to have some wintertime fun! You and the kids can build a snowman anytime with these festive crafts ideas. Fill your house with ornaments, pillows, gift boxes, and other forms of this jolly holiday gent. No matter which one you make, these snowman crafts are sure to melt your heart during the Christmas season.

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    • Fun Felt Snowmen

      Appliqued snowmen (we have the free patterns, below), make adorable felt ornaments. Minimal sewing skill is needed.

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    • Folded Fan Snowman

      Some clever paper folding brings Frosty to life! This is a fun snowman craft that the kids can help with, too.

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    • Snowman Family from Wooden Balls

      This roly-poly family comes together with cheap crafts supplies. Make a whole crew!

    • Musical Snowman Ornaments

      Deck the tree with your favorite frosty fellas. Cut sheet music into circles ("Frosty the Snowman" would be the perfect choice), and cut patterned paper into a hat, scarf, and nose. Outline each piece with black marker or mat onto black cardstock. Assemble as shown and punch a hole in the top for hanging.

    • Snowman Runner

      This friendly snowman will welcome everyone to the table. We have the free patterns to create the wool runner.

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    • Snowman Canister Covers

      Dress up kitchen canisters with these cozy felted-wool snowman covers for a quick dose of Christmas spirit.

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    • Cute Sock Snowman

      Welcome these cheerful, easy-to-make snowman figures into your home for the holidays -- don't worry, they won't melt! They're made with household materials, like knee-high tube socks, decorative ankle socks, and rice for stuffing. Buttons and twine add cute accents.

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    • Hanging Snowman Craft

      Hang this smiling felt snowman in the window for an extra dose of holiday cheer. He comes together with felt and an embroidery hoop for a simple and sweet craft you can make in multiples.

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    • Sweater Snowman

      Dig an old knit sweater out of your closet and repurpose it as a merry snowman. For one snowman, simply cut off a sleeve and hand-sew one end shut.

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      Felt Snowman Ornament

      Deck the halls (or your Christmas tree) with our pint-size take on Frosty the Snowman. He's made of felt, ribbon, and some polyester fiberfill stuffing for a jolly low-cost gift.

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      Snowman Recipe Box

      Spruce up a small metal box with holiday ribbons, paper, and stickers to make a fun and festive recipe organizer. Purchase winter-theme ribbons, scrapbook paper, and stickers at a crafts or scrapbooking store, then decorate to your heart's content, including, of course, a die-cut snowman.

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      Tiny Clay Snowman Display

      Let this regal snow queen reign over all your holiday parties this season. Easy-to-find materials, like air-dry clay, crafts wire, scrapbook paper, and a decorative stand, mean you can customize her colors and details to fit your holiday decor.

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      Glittered Clay Snowman

      With beautiful details and a quaint, old-fashioned look, this handcrafted masterpiece would fit right into your favorite Christmas story. Make a model from aluminum foil, then cover with air-dry clay and decorate.

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      Snowman Scene Greeting Card

      Send good tidings in style with this cute-as-a-button snowman card. To make it, fold a 14x5-inch piece of white cardstock in half to make a 7x5-inch card. Trim the left-hand panel of the card in half horizontally to make a "snowdrift" shape, as shown. Cut a few more cardstock snowdrift shapes and layer them on the panel.

      Cut a snowman shape from cardstock, and add cardstock accessories. Attach the snowman to the card and include other embellishments, such as a paper tree and snowflake brads.

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      Felted Frosty the Snowman Craft

      Having this warm and woolly snowman as a holiday decoration will help make you a jolly, happy soul! To make it, needle-felt tufts of wool roving into balls, then needle-felt the balls together to form the snowman's body. There's no magic needed to give the guy some character -- just add tiny bits of wool for facial features and the coal- like buttons.

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      Framed Snowman Ornaments

      Festive ornaments don't have to be just for the Christmas tree -- these friendly snowman faces made from polymer clay hang in small picture frames to form fun holiday artwork.

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      Snowman Storybook Decoration

      Cast your favorite snowman as the lead in this year's holiday scene. Carve a hole into a worn book using a crafts knife or hole saw, making sure to clamp the book to your work surface before you begin. Set a snowman figurine on top of a paper pinwheel to make a ruffled base. Tape or glue a classic winter image to the book's inside front cover to finish the decoration.

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      Happy Snowman Faces Garland

      This cute-as-can-be snowman garland is sure to put a smile on your face whenever you enter the room this holiday season. These happy snowman faces are simple to craft -- just cover foam balls with air-dry clay, give each snowman facial features, and paint on details for instant character.

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      Festive Twine Snowman

      To beat the frosty weather, build a snowman indoors with giant balls of twine. With an assortment of sizes, you can craft an entire family of snowmen. Hot-glue the rolls of twine together to form a snowman's body. Use tacks for eyes, glittered plastic-foam balls or larger tacks for the buttons, and twine-covered wire for the accessories.

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      Snowman Coaster Craft

      Create cute little snowman coasters to cushion holiday drinks. Cut two ovals from black felt (available at crafts stores) for the snowman's eyes, a carrot shape from orange felt for a nose, and a scarf from red. Fringe the scarf by cutting five or six slits on the end. Using our picture as a guide, adhere the pieces onto a white felt circle using fabric glue. Straight-stitch around the edges of all the pieces to secure and embellish. Using three strands of black embroidery floss, stitch a mouth using a running stitch. You also can create the mouth with a black fabric marking pen.

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      Snowman Table Setting

      Arrange plates and silverware to look like a snowman for a festive table setting or dessert display. Use a dinner plate as the snowman's body and a dessert plate as his head. A fork and spoon serve as the snowman's arms, and a knife and square napkin combine to form the top hat. Another napkin peaks out from under the plates to make a lovely scarf, and a carrot and two gumdrops bring his face to life.

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      Snowman Snack-Container Craft

      Throw together this creative and simple snowman snack holder using a recycled plastic drink container. First, remove the label from the drink container. Using crafts glue, adhere a blue pom-pom to each side of the lid. Then glue each end of a black pipe cleaner directly above each pom-pom. Crumple, then roll a 1x1-inch square of construction paper into a small cone shape. Glue the paper cone onto the container using crafts glue. Tie a strip of light blue rickrack around the center of the container for the snowman's scarf. Fill the container with caramels wrapped in wax paper or other Christmas candy.

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      Pom-Pom Snowman Figurine

      It must be snowing pom-poms -- this frosty figure is made from a stack of three. For this sweet snowman, stack three pom-poms, then add a needle-felted nose, earmuffs, a felt scarf, and glittery arms for the finishing touches.

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      Snowman Gift Tags

      Stitched from cozy felt, these sweet snowmen can serve as gift tags or ornaments.

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      Snowman Ornament

      With painted snowflakes and a shapely snowman, this ornament ensures it's always a snowy day. Use a pencil to trace a snowman design on a blue ornament. Use acrylic paint to fill in the design, adding little white dots for snowflakes. When dry, apply two coats of varnish and hang on a tree or use to adorn a gift.

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      Snowman Christmas Card

      This smiling snowman Christmas card will warm the hearts of friends and family. Simple paper squares, a die-cut snowman, and festive buttons make it easy to send off holiday greetings this Christmas.

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      Snowman Garland

      Decorate your doorways or mantels with this shimmering snowman garland. Cut out the snowman garland from white paper, and paint with white glitter glue for extra sparkle.

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      Easy Low-Cost Christmas Projects

      Keep holiday spending under control with these innovative and easy Christmas crafts that spread holiday cheer. We have tons of Christmas projects for you to try, including holiday door decorations and festive table toppers -- all available on a budget!
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