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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Embroider a Winter-Theme Tea Towel as a Christmas Gift

Embroider a winter scene onto a pink flour-sack tea towel to create a pretty Christmas gift for a friend.

What You Need:

  • Water-soluble marking pen
  • Pink flour-sack towel
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Embroidery needle
  • DMC embroidery floss: 1 skein each of white, brown (3863), dark green (367), light green (369), burgundy (815)
  • White four-hole buttons: one 3/4 inch, one 1 inch
  • Tree and snowman pattern

How to Make It:

  1. Download the pattern from DIYideas.com/towel.
  2. Using a water-soluble marking pen, trace the pattern onto the towel, centered and 2-1/4 inches from the bottom (front) edge. Use a full strand of floss for all embroidery.
  3. Place the design in the embroidery hoop and then work white running stitches for the snow mounds, brown satin stitches for the tree trunk, and long, thin dark green cross-stitches across the width of the tree.
  4. Referring to the photograph, add five or six light green straight stitches diagonally over the cross-stitches (the stitches will get shorter as you work your way from the bottom to the top of the tree). Note: When working the tree, do not carry your embroidery threads across the back of your work.
  5. For the snowman, attach buttons at Xs on the pattern using embroidery stitches to secure them. Use burgundy cross-stitches in the holes of the large button. Use burgundy straight stitches for the mouth and brown French knots for the eyes in the holes of the small button.
  6. Carefully press the finished piece.
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