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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Joy Cross-Stitch Heart Ornament

Show your enthusiasm for winter by stitching your feelings on this heart-shape ornament.

Materials

  • 11x14-inch piece of 24-count linen fabric: cream
  • Embroidery floss: red
  • Needles: embroidery and large-eye
  • Embroidery hoop
  • Water-soluble marking pen
  • 11x14-inch piece of cotton fabric: red
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • 1/2 yard of 1/4-inch-wide ribbon: red

Instructions

Cross-Stitch the Design

Center and stitch chart (available, below) on linen. Separate floss and use two strands for cross-stitches and backstitches, working stitches over two threads of fabric. Press finished piece on wrong side.

Stitch the Ornament

Using a water-soluble marking pen and the heart outline on stitch chart as a guide, draw heart shape on back of stitched piece.

Place cross-stitched linen atop red cotton fabric with right sides together. Sew on marking-pen line, leaving an opening along one side for turning. Cut out heart 1/2 inch beyond stitching. Clip into curves. Do not turn right side out.

Finish the Ornament

Turn heart right side out. Stuff with fiberfill. Sew opening closed. Hand-sew a ribbon hanging loop to back of ornament.

Get the stitching pattern.

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