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 Felt Snowmen Decoration for Christmas

Use felt scraps in a variety of colors to make fun felt snowmen to use as Christmas ornaments or decorations.

What You Need:

  • Felt scraps: white, three shades of green, red, orange, and light blue
  • Water-soluble marking pen
  • Embroidery floss: black, orange, blue, green, and red
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Crafts glue
  • 2 small pom-poms
  • Ribbon for hanging loops

Download snowmen pattern

Download embroidery stitches instructions

How to Make It:

  1. Trace the snowmen pattern pieces from the pattern onto tracing paper and cut out the shapes. Referring to the photo, trace the shapes on assorted colors of felt using the marking pen. Cut out all shapes, except for the snowmen fronts. Note: Use two strands of floss for whipstitches and three strands for all other embroidery stitches.
  2. Create the Faces: With black floss, work French knots for eyes and outline stitches with a small straight stitch at the ends for smiles. With orange floss, whipstitch the carrot noses in place. Cut out the snowmen fronts.
  3. Assemble the Snowmen: With wrong sides together and blue floss, blanket-stitch the fronts to the backs, inserting small amounts of fiberfill before sewing the shapes closed.
  4. Add the Hats and Scarves: Use coordinating floss to whipstitch the hat stripes to the hats. With wrong sides facing, blanket-stitch the hat fronts and backs together along the sides. Slip the hats on the snowmen's heads and blanket-stitch or glue in place. Tack or glue a pom-pom to the tip of each hat. Tie scarves around the necks. Add ribbon loops for hanging.
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