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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Clever Christmas Organizer

Keep track of all your holiday to-dos in this tin outfitted with dividers to organize everything from shopping lists to decorating ideas.

What You'll Need

  • Tin (available at scrapbooking stores)
  • Patterned paper
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive, such as Tacky Tape
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock
  • Stickers
  • Glitter glue
  • Chipboard tags
  • Die-cut tabs
  • Computer and printer for quotations
  • Scalloped cardstock

How to Make It

For the tin:

1. Cut 1-inch strips of patterned paper to fit around the bottom edge of the tin. Use a strong adhesive to adhere the paper.

2. Adhere a length of narrow ribbon around the top edge of the paper. Cut wider strips of paper to adhere to the front and back of the tin lid. Trim with narrow strips of cardstock.

3. Adhere patterned paper to the outside and inside bottom of the tin.

4. Embellish the tin as desired by adding stickers, glitter glue, and chipboard tags. Tie ribbon to the handle.

For the divider cards:

1. Determine the categories for the divider cards: We used calendar, Christmas card list, decorating ideas, entertaining, gifts, receipts, recipes, secret Santa, and thank-yous. Cut the divider cards from cardstock, making sure the tin will fully close when full (cards shown measure 3-1¿2x4-1¿2 inches).

2. Print Christmas quotations (or use preprinted quotes) to add to each card.

3. Decorate the front of each card as desired using coordinated patterned paper, stickers, and glitter glue.

4. Trim some divider cards with scalloped cardstock and ribbon.

5. Print or write labels for each card and attach to tabs.

6. Behind each divider card, place appropriate organizational tools such as a small calendar, a blank list for keeping track of Christmas cards, a gift idea list, etc. Customize as desired.

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