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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Embroider a Curly Cue Sachet Ornament

Embroider this abstract design using bright-colored wool thread. Back it with fabric, stuff it with scented potpourri, and the pint-size square becomes an instant sachet ornament.

What You Need

  • Iron-on transfer pen
  • 9-x-9-inch square of Ulster linen twill
  • Wool thread (We used Appleton thread in Scarlet 503.)
  • Frame or backing fabric, narrow ribbon, and polyester fiberfill

Download Pattern

Embroidery Stitch Guide

How to Make It

  1. Place tracing paper over the pattern at right and trace it using the iron-on transfer pen. Center the traced pattern, ink side down, on the linen square and transfer according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Place the fabric in an embroidery hoop and embroider the design with split stitches and one strand of wool thread. Note: For embroidery-stitch instructions, see link above.
  3. To block the finished piece, use a damp pressing cloth and steam-press it on both sides.
  4. Frame the stitched piece or sew it into an ornament as follows:
  5. Trim the piece 1/2 inch beyond the embroidered design.
  6. Cut a matching shape from backing fabric. Fold a 9-inch length of ribbon in half and sew the ends to the top of the stitched piece.
  7. With right sides together, sew the ornament front to the backing with a 1/2-inch seam allowance, leaving an opening along the bottom for turning.
  8. Trim the seams, turn right side out, and stuff. Sew the opening closed.
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