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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Felt Medallion Window Garland

Perk up wintery windows for Christmas with a vibrant garland made of felt medallions and ornaments.

How to Make a Flower Garland

1. Cut six 2-inch and six 1-1/2-inch felt circles. Layer a small and large, with one edge touching.

2. Pinch a set of circles together at the bottom; run a threaded needle through the four layers.

3. Repeat for remaining five petals; knot ends. String finished flowers through centers with a needle and thread to form garland.

How to Make a Medallion

1. Accordion-fold three 8-1/2x11-inch pieces of scrapbook paper, creating 1/2-inch pleats.

2. Fold each piece in half lengthwise; glue center together to form a fan shape. Glue all three together to form a circle.

3. Cut 5- and 3-inch-diameter felt circles. Use scissors to fringe the edges.

4. Gather 1-1/2 inches of tinsel garland into a ball.

5. Glue felt circles and tinsel to the center of the paper medallion. Punch a hole in the top to hang.

How to Make Ornaments

1. Trace a papier-mache disk onto felt, cut out, and glue felt to disk.

2. Use hot glue or crafts glue to decorate with dots from a paper punch, purchased snowflakes, scalloped circles, punched hearts, or felt-covered buttons.

How to Make a Cylinder

1. Cut two pieces of light-color felt (use stiff felt for the top piece) to fit the cylinder, adding 1 inch to length for overlap.

2. Use a scalloped-edge punch to make cutouts on the top piece.

3. Wrap both around the cylinder; glue overlap.


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