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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Christmas Food Gifts: Recipes & Wrapping Ideas Featuring Glassware

Give a delicious homemade food gift this Christmas, all packaged in a pretty piece of glassware. Browse our wrapping ideas featuring vases, baking dishes, and more. Plus, each package idea come with a recipe suggestion to fill it.

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    • Santa's Belt-Wrapped Jar for Cookies

      A wide ribbon and a small picture frame form a reproduction of the belt of the jolliest Christmas elf of all.

      1. Thread a wide ribbon through the front of a small, glittery picture frame with the glass removed. Using crafts glue, secure the ribbon around a wide-mouth glass jar with a lid.

      2. Arrange your gifting treats in the jar.

      3. Tie a gift tag to the top of the lid with a colored string. See the next slide for a materials list.

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    • Santa's Belt-Wrapped Jar for Cookies Supplies

      What You'll Need:
      Wide ribbon, small picture frame, crafts glue, wide-mouth glass jar with lid, plain gift tags, colored string or twine

      Tip:
      If you can't find a glitzy frame, add a little sparkle of your own with some colorful glitter. Spread crafts glue lightly over the frame, sprinkle with glitter, and let it dry before threading it on the ribbon.

    • Scarf-Wrapped Teapot for Hot Tea Mix

      A miniature knit scarf wrapped around a teapot is a tangible symbol of the warmth your loved one will feel when sipping the fruit-and-spice hot tea mix inside.

      1. Fill a glass teapot with our recipe below and tie a miniature knit scarf, ribbon, or piece of fabric around the top of the teapot lid to resemble a scarf.

      2. Using twine, tie four tea bags together, add a gift tag, and tie the bags to the handle of the teapot.

      3. Include the directions for making the tea. See the next slide for a materials list.

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    • Scarf-Wrapped Teapot for Hot Tea Mix Supplies

      What You'll Need:
      Glass teapot; scarf, ribbon, or fabric scrap; twine; tea bags; gift tag

      Tip:
      This recipe makes enough mix for four gifts, but if you don't have four tea-lovers on your gift list, save the remaining mix for your own sipping enjoyment.

    • Easy Ribbon Wrap for Jar of Candy Mix

      Stencil-cut ribbon makes a fun and festive wrap for a jar.

      1. Layer the candy mix into a 1-quart glass canister or jar.

      2. Wrap wide, stenciled ribbon around the center of the jar and secure ends with fabric glue.

      3. Include the directions for making the treats inside. See the next slide for a materials list.

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    • Easy Ribbon Wrap for Jar of Candy Mix

      What You'll Need:
      1-quart glass canister or jar with lid, stenciled ribbon, fabric ribbon

      Tip:
      A wide-mouth canning funnel is perfect for adding the ingredient layers to the jar. Once a layer has been added, give the jar just a gentle shake to level the ingredients.

    • Towel Wrap for Casseroles

      A gift to eat and a gift to keep -- a flour sack-style dishtowel makes a great wrap for a casserole of any kind.

      1. Bake the casserole in a 2-quart baking dish. Once cool, wrap a festive flour sack-style dishtowel around the center of the dish. Tie decorative ribbon and twine around the ends of the fabric to secure; tuck tied ends under the dish.

      2. Attach wooden letters to the twine. For an added splash of color, add some colored plastic forks tied with twine. See the next slide for a materials list.

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    • Towel Wrap for Casseroles Supplies

      What You'll Need:
      2-quart baking dish, holiday dish towel, decorative ribbon, twine, wooden letters, twine, colored plastic forks (optional)

      Tip:
      A tie-on of wooden numbers and letters is an affordable way to add a short, text-message-style message such as "4U." Look for the wooden numbers and letters at a crafts or hobby store.

    • Beaded Vase for Candies

      A colorful string of crafting beads turns a plain vase into a cute holder.

      1. Lay a string 1-inch crafting beads on a flat surface and use a wooden crafts stick to rub press-on letter decals onto each bead to spell out a message.

      2. Tie the string of beads tightly around the center of a small, wide-mouth glass vase or jar. Fill the bottom third of the vase with granulated or coarse sugar.

      3. Arrange candy canes (or a similar tall treat) in the vase, pressing them into the sugar for added support. See the next slide for a materials list.

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      Beaded Vase for Candies Supplies

      What You Need:
      1-inch crafting beads on a string, press-on letter decals, glass vase, granulated or coarse sugar

      Tip:
      Go to a scrapbooking store in search of the press-on letter decals. They are usually available in a variety of type styles, so choose one that reflects the personality you want to portray with your gift.

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      Cute Crafts Projects to Make as Christmas Gifts

      Delight friends and family this Christmas with personalized gifts made from the heart. Each of our Christmas gifts uses simple crafting techniques and supplies to satisfy your gift-giving needs. Our homemade Christmas crafts will help you check every name off your list.
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