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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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

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Coconut Cream Island Punch

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Needle Punch Santa Art for Christmas

Needle punching gives this Santa Claus design a tufted, dimensional look. Frame the finished product and display it on your mantel or a shelf for the holidays.

What You'll Need

  • White paper
  • 13x18-inch piece of 28-count ecru linen
  • Water-soluble marking pen
  • Embroidery hoop
  • DMC cotton embroidery floss: two skeins of Deep Salmon (347), and one skein each of Dark Antique Mauve (315), Dark Olive (730), Pale Tan (739), Light Salmon (761), Medium Bronze (832), Deep Beaver Gray (844), Light Peach (948), Dark Mocha (3781), Dark Grape (3834), Deep Straw (3852), Winter White (3865)
  • Cameo Ultra-Punch Needle with Small Needle Pack C-931

Download the free pattern

How to Make It

  1. Download the free pattern and print onto white paper. Tape the pattern to a window. Center the linen fabric, right-side down, over the pattern, and use the water-soluble marking pen to trace the pattern onto the fabric. Place the fabric, pattern-side up, in an embroidery hoop.
  2. Separate the plies of floss and use a threader (if needed) to thread the needle, following the manufacturer's instructions. Refer to the pattern for colors. Always use three plies of floss, combining colors where indicated on the pattern.
  3. Set the needle indicator pin to 1 for the overlapped mitten and to 3 for all other punching. This controls the height of the loops on the front.
  4. Outline each color area first with stitches that are very close together so no space shows between them, and then fill in the area inside the outline. Each stitch on the back side should be the length of one needle width.
  5. Frame the design as desired.

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