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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Make a Jolly Jester Christmas Stocking with Fleece

Add a jaunty air to your Christmas decorations with this Jolly Jester stocking made from yellow fleece.

What You Nedd:

  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • 1/2 yard pastel polar fleece
  • 1/4 yard white polar fleece
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing machine
  • 18-inch length of ribbon
  • White ornament
  • Needle

Download stocking pattern

How to Make It:

  1. Enlarge, trace, and cut out the patterns. Trace the patterns onto fleece for front and back; cut out.
  2. Place the right sides together and sew the stocking together, leaving the top open. Clip the rounded corners and the pointed toe; turn right side out.
  3. Sew the white cuff pieces together. Place the cuff inside the sewn stocking, aligning the top edges. Line up the front and back seams of the cuff to the colored stocking front and back seams. Stretch the stocking portion slightly to fit cuff, as it is slightly smaller than the cuff. Sew the layers together around the edge. Trim the threads; turn the cuff outward. Stitch a ribbon hanger to the stocking.
  4. Tie a ribbon to a white ornament. With needle and thread, sew the ribbon underneath the cuff.

Download stocking pattern

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