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 Mosaic Ornament

Master the art of mosaics with this easy Christmas ornament craft.

What You'll Need:

  • Protective gloves and eye wear
  • Decorative ball ornaments (the same size and shape as the red ornaments)
  • Large resealable bag
  • Small hammer
  • Tray
  • Red ball ornaments
  • Wooden cuticle stick
  • Gold dimensional texture paint
  • Fine gold glitter

How to Make It:

1. Put on protective gloves and eyewear. Remove hanger top from the decorative ornaments. Place one decorative ornament in a resalable bag; seal.

2. On a protected surface, break ornament into piece by tapping with a hammer. Pour ornament pieces onto a tray or container with low sides. Break additional decorative ornaments as needed to obtain desired shapes.

3. Place an ornament piece onto the surface of a red ornament. Trace around the piece with a pencil.

4. Using a wooden cuticle stick, apply the texture paint to the red ornament in and around the pencil outline

5. Press the ornament piece into the texture paint, ensuring that all sharp edges are submerged into the paint. Immediately sprinkle the exposed paint with fine gold glitter while the paint is still wet. The glitter will stick to the wet paint but will not stick to the areas unpainted surfaces.

6. Repeat process with additional ornament pieces.

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