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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Foam Star Christmas Ornaments

These 3-D stars are made from thin sheets of crafting foam, and are so easy to make, the kids can share in the fun.

These three-dimensional stars look a lot more complex than they really are. Our simple pattern lets you create each ornament using two pieces of hand-decorated crafting foam. Some decorative wire hangers and a few beads are the only other supplies you'll need.

Materials and Tools

  • Star pattern (see link below)
  • Scissors
  • Blue crafting foam, such as Fun Foam
  • Silver and gold metallic paint markers
  • 10-inch lengths of 24-gauge silver and gold wire
  • Glass beads in gray, white, and blue

Download Star Pattern

Instructions

1. Download, print, and cut out the pattern. (See link below.)

2. Trace the pattern on the foam, tracing two stars for each ornament.

3. Cut out the stars and make the indicated slits. Use a paint marker to draw spirals, spots, dots, or stripes onto each star. Let the marker dry.

4. Join the stars by threading the slits together. Push one end of wire through a star point and then let the star hang in the center of the wire. Push the wire ends through a bead in opposite direction to create a 3- to 4-inch loop of wire for hanging. Bend and spiral the wire ends around a pencil point.

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