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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Frosty-Blocks Wall Hanging for Christmas

Deck your wall for Christmas with a handmade wall hanging featuring a parade of winter snowflakes.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 yard of lightweight fusible web
  • Pencil and scissors
  • 1/4 yard of white cotton fabric
  • 1/2 yard each of five assorted red prints
  • 1/2 yard of red-and-white stripe (for binding)
  • 1/2 yard of backing fabric
  • 13-1/2x39-1/2-inch piece of batting
  • Machine-embroidery thread and sewing machine

Download the free snowflake pattern.

Notes

  • Finished wall hanging: 6-1/2x30-1/2 inches
  • Finished block: 15 inches square
  • Quantities are for 44/45-inch-wide, 100 percent cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1/4-inch seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.
  • When you applique a light fabric over a dark one, fuse together two layers before cutting out the applique pieces. The extra fabric layers will prevent the darker color from showing through.

How to Make It

  1. Download and enlarge our free pattern. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over the pattern. Use a pencil to trace each pattern five times, leaving 1/2 inch between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1/4 inch outside the traced lines.
  2. Following the manufacturer's instructions, press the fusible-web shapes onto the back of the white fabric; let cool. Cut out the patterns on the drawn lines; peel off the paper backings.
  3. From assorted red fabrics, cut five 7-1/2-inch squares. From red-and-white stripe, cut enough 2-1/2-inch-wide binding strips on the bias to edge the wall hanging.
  4. Press a snowflake to the center of each red-print block.
  5. Lay the snowflake blocks in a vertical row. Sew the blocks together. Press the seams in one direction. The wall hanging should measure 7-1/2x33-1/2 inches, including the seam allowances.
  6. Layer the top, batting, and backing; baste together. Using matching thread, quilt the blocks by stitching the seam line between the blocks. Bind with red-and-white stripe binding strips.
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