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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Nature's Door Welcome Wreath for Christmas

This Christmas wreath--combining walnuts, pinecones and other natural material, and ornaments--hangs nicely as a welcome in an entrance.

What You'll Need:

  • 7-inch-diameter mounded circular piece of florist's foam
  • Florist's pins
  • Fresh white pine boughs
  • 60-inch length of 6-inch-wide wired ribbon
  • 3 green walnuts
  • Small pinecones
  • Glass ornaments
  • 1 large jingle bell
  • 1 yard twisted satin cord
  • Fine gold beading wire
  • 3/8-inch-diameter dowel (6 inches long or cut to width of ribbon)
  • Scissors
  • Pruning shears
  • Hot-glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Hanging wire

How to Make It:

  1. Cut pine needle clusters from branches, leaving enough stem for insertion into the florist's foam. Insert branches into the foam, working from the outside toward the center until you have the fullness you want. Do not overfill the center, as this is where you will add accents.
  2. Determine the length of ribbon to be used. Fold the ribbon in half, with wrong sides together. At the cut end, fold back the corners on both sides to form a point.
  3. Thread beading wire through the end of the jingle bell and gently twist. Leave an inch or two to be used to fasten the bell between the points of ribbon. Sandwich the tail of beading wire to hold the bell between the points; glue points together.
  4. At the folded end of the ribbon, glue the dowel inside the fold. Slide the satin cord ends into the fold under the
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