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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Sew a Snowflake Tablecloth for Winter

Brighten up a Christmas tablescape with a cheery red tablecloth boasting white button-and-felt snowflakes.

What You'll Need

For a 54-inch round tablecloth:

  • 1-1/2 yards 60-inch-wide red wool
  • Scissors
  • 1 skein #3 white perle cotton
  • Stitchable fusible-web sheet (we used Trans-Web)
  • Pencil
  • 1/2 yard 36-inch-wide white wool felt
  • Straight pins
  • 1 skein #5 red perle cotton
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle
  • Buttons: 84 5/8-inch-diameter; 72 3/4-inch-diameter; 72 7/8-inch-diameter, 50 3/8-inch-diameter

Download the free pattern.

How to Make It

  1. Download and enlarge the snowflake pattern; set aside.
  2. From red wool, cut a 54-inch circle. Using #3 white perle cotton, work blanket stitches around the edge of the wool, alternating stitch lengths -- approximately 3/8 and 7/8 inches.
  3. Trace 12 snowflakes onto fusible-web paper. Fuse to white wool felt. Cut out the snowflakes and remove paper.
  4. Mark six equal sections around the tablecloth edge. Pin a snowflake 2 inches above each mark. Space and pin six more snowflakes between the first set of snowflakes.
  5. With red #5 perle cotton, sew 19 buttons to each snowflake, catching the tablecloth in the stitches. At the tip of each point, sew a 5/8-inch button, then a 3/4-inch button, followed by a 7/8-inch button, working toward the center. Sew a 5/8-inch button in the center of each flake.
  6. Randomly stitch three to four 3/8-inch buttons between snowflakes with white perle cotton.
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