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 Snowman Faces Garland

This cute-as-can-be snowmen garland is sure to brighten any holiday room. These happy snowman faces are easy to make, too -- simply cover foam balls with air-dry clay, give each snowman a shaped nose, and add fun facial features with a bit paint.

Materials

  • 5-inch-diameter plastic-foam ball
  • Air-dry clay
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Florist's wire
  • Paintbrush
  • Acrylic paint: white, orange, and black
  • Cosmetic blush
  • Water-base stain: brown
  • Two black beads (optional)
  • Toothpick (optional)
  • Clear gloss acrylic gel medium or clear glitter paint (optional)

Instructions

  1. To make a single snowman, cover a plastic-foam ball with air-dry clay. Smooth the clay by rolling the ball in your hands. Pinch off a small amount of clay and form it into a cone shape for the nose. Wet the clay on the ball where nose will go, then push the nose onto the wet clay. Smooth the clay where the nose attaches.
  2. If using beads for eyes, wet the clay where eyes will go and push a black bead into the clay for each eye. If desired, use a toothpick to draw a mouth and facial lines in clay. Using needle-nose pliers, bend a 1-1/2-inch-long piece of florist's wire into a U-shape. Push the wire ends into top of ball for a hanger. Let clay dry.
  3. Paint the snowman with white acrylic paint; let dry. Paint the nose with orange. Paint the eyes (if you did not use beads), mouth, and facial lines with black. Let the paint dry. Brush cosmetic blush on the snowman's cheeks. Dip a cloth into stain and rub onto snowman head; work stain into crevices, then wipe off excess.
  4. Seal the snowman head with clear gloss gel medium or clear glitter paint, if desired.
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