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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Rickrack Hanging Gift Card Holder

Rickrack transforms this festive red-and-white card holder into a pocketbook-like tree ornament. Hang it on a bough so it -- and its contents -- will stay clear of the floor-level frenzy on Christmas Eve.

What You Need

  • Scallop-edge scissors or pinking shears
  • Matching sewing threads
  • Felt: One 4-x-7-3/4-inch rectangle of white and two 1-1/2-x-7-3/4-inch strips of red
  • 6-inch length of red mini rickrack
  • 3/4-inch-diameter red button

How to Make It

  1. Trim the long edges of each felt piece with pinking shears. Position the red strips on the white rectangle slightly in from the side edges.
  2. To form the handle, tuck 1/2 inch at each end of the rickrack under an inside edge of the red strips 2 inches from the top edge of the felt pieces. Sew the red strips in place close to the long edges, catching the rickrack ends in the stitching.
  3. Fold up 2 3/4 inches at the bottom of the felt to form a pocket with the red strips on the outside. Sew the side edges of the pocket atop the outer stitching line of each red strip. Fold down 2 inches at the top for the front flap; press lightly.
  4. To shape the front flap, trim from the center bottom to a point 3/4 inch below the top corners. Cut a vertical slit in the center section of the flap large enough to accommodate the button. Sew the button to the pocket under the slit.
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