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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Script Star Christmas Ornament

Add instant elegance to your Christmas tree with this beautiful, understated handmade script star.

Materials

  • Drill and 1/16-inch bit
  • 4-inch-tall balsa-wood star
  • Wood stain
  • Rubber stamp: French script
  • Ink pad: black
  • Crafts glue
  • German glass glitter: silver
  • 22-gauge wire: silver
  • 3/4-inch vintage button: pearl
  • 5/8-inch-diameter round crystal
  • 1-1/2-inch-long teardrop crystal

Instructions

Prepare the Star

Drill a small hole at both the top and bottom of star (see photo, above). Stain star on both sides, and let dry.

Decorate the Star

Stamp image on both sides of star using black ink. Apply a bead of crafts glue around the edge of the star; sprinkle star with glass glitter (see photo, above).

Add the Hanging Loop

Thread and center a vintage button onto a 7-inch length of wire. Loop one wire end around your pinkie finger, then wrap excess wire back around itself between the loop and the button. Thread opposite wire end through top hole in star, wrapping excess wire back around itself between the star and button.

Make the Crystal Pendant

Link the two crystals together with wire, wrapping excess wire around itself between the two crystals (see photo, above). Trim excess wire. Thread a 2-inch length of wire through the top of the round crystal and through the bottom hole in the star; twist together wire ends. Trim excess wire.

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