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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Easy Christmas Gift Tags

Be different! Make unique, personalized gift toppers and tags for your friends and family. Create a homemade gift tag, or use our free gift tag downloads to make Christmas gifts look extra special.


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    • Chalk It Up

      The slate background color of this Christmas gift tag gives it a trendy challkboard look. We make this tag extra easy by giving you the printable version. Simply click, print, and tie.

    • Gold Bling

      Wish your loved ones a very merry Christmas with this scallop-edge gift tag with a festive font. Tie it on with a shiny ribbon for a polished look.

    • Handmade Tag

      Maount a plain tag on kraft paper for a neutral background. Then add a tree shape (cut from paper or purchased at a scrapbooking store) to the front with hot glue.

    • Frosty the Snowman

      Create a wintry symbol on a basic gift tag with the familiar shape of a snowman. Stack fuzzy white pom-poms to form the body, and find twigs to make a hat and arms fit for Frosty.

    • Tag, You're It

      A meaningful tag makes a gift more special. To assemble this homespun version, gather a grouping of old family photos and recipe cards. Mix and match and place in a row. Laminate them, leaving enough space between the cards for folding accordion-style.

    • Stamped Holly Tag

      Let kids get in on the joy of wrapping presents by making the gift wrap and trim. Top homespun stamped papers with a tag featuring a similar stamped motif.

    • Stamped Tree Tag

      Use a mix of related stamps to give your hand-stamped papers a designer look. Fashion a matching tag with the stamp mounted on contrasting paper.

    • Sing Along

      Lucky recipients will burst into song when they receive a trio of stacked gift boxes adorned with rhinestone-studded tags. Hot-glue round white tags atop green cardstock circles, then add gems around rub-on letters.

    • What's In a Name?

      Personalize basic white tags with a pretty representation of the recipient's name. Use colored markers to write the name and add pretty designs to the tag. This project is perfect for the kids, too!

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      Red-and-White Tags

      Keep gift-wrapping simple this year by using white paper and making tags yourself. Use rubber stamps, twine, rickrack, pom-poms, and cutouts to dress up plain shipping tags.

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      Plain Tags

      Plain cardboard tags from a stationer's store give you lots of gift tag options. Decorate them with holiday stickers, stamps, or scrapbooking embellishments. We decorated ours with a colorful ribbon and layered two tags for an added color punch.

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      Glittery Snowman Gift Tag

      This bundled-up snowman gift tag makes an impressive presentation. Iridescent glitter and metallic gold detailing provide a bit of glitz, but twig arms and a classic pom-pom hat ensure the tag is suitable for homespun wraps.

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      Easy Handmade Gift Bows for Christmas

      Get the look of expensive department store gift wrap in no time and for little money. Top your Christmas gifts with beautiful handmade bows.
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