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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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

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Coconut Cream Island Punch

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Ribbon Candy Christmas Ornament

These easy-to-craft ornaments look like they escaped from an old-fashioned penny candy jar.

Your kids may not remember penny candy -- heck, maybe you don't either -- but you'll both have fun recreating the look of ribbon candy in a delightful Christmas ornament. This easy craft is made from paper and bias tape, plus a few common supplies from around the house.

Materials and Tools

  • Construction paper in desired color(s)
  • Bias tape in contrasting color(s)
  • Glue
  • Waxed paper
  • Large blunt-end needle
  • Decorative cord

Instructions

1. For each ornament, cut a 1-x-18-inch strip of colored paper and two 18-inch lengths of bias tape.

2. Open out one edge of the bias tape and press flat.

3. Glue the bias tape to each side of the paper strip, centering it. Place strip between sheets of waxed paper, weight it with a book, and let it dry overnight.

4. Using the needle, make holes along the center of the strip, starting and ending 3/4 inch from each end and 1 1/2 inches apart. Thread the needle with the cord and knot one end. Run the needle through the holes, bending the paper accordion style. Pull the cord tight to gather up the paper and end with a knotted loop. Add another loop of cord to use as a hanger.

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