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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Winter Wool Snowflake Ornaments

Pure white woolen fabric, beads, and glitter make these snowflakes sparkle. And the only sewing involved is adding the beads.

What You Need:

You can print and trace the pattern of this snowflake or design your own.
  • Tracing paper
  • Heavy-weight fusible webbing
  • Iron
  • Medium-weight white wool
  • Scissors
  • White Duncan SnowWriters paint pen (available at crafts stores)
  • 1-inch crystal bugle beads
  • 3/8-inch clear-plastic star beads
  • Large crystal seed beads
  • 1/2-inch sew-on white iris sequin snowflakes
  • 12 inches 1/8-inch-wide ribbon
  • White thread
  • Beading needle
  • Paintbrush
  • Silver glitter paint (available at crafts stores)

Instructions:

1. Trace a snowflake pattern onto fusible webbing. You can print and trace the outline of the snowflake in the photo onto tracing paper and then enlarge it on a photocopier. Or you can create or trace another design. Your pattern should be about 6 inches across at the widest points.

2. Fuse the webbing to the wrong side of the wool fabric following the manufacturer's directions.

3. Cut out the snowflake shape from the fused wool fabric. Remove the backing from the fusible webbing.

4. Place the ends of the ribbon on the webbing at the top of the snowflake, overlapping the edge about 1/2 inch to make a hanging loop. Fuse the snowflake shape to another piece of wool fabric so both the front and the back of the snowflake is wool.

5. Cut out the snowflake shape a second time, being careful not to cut off the hanging loop.

6. Seal the raw edges of the snowflake using paint pen. Let the paint dry.

7. Stitch beads to the snowflake as shown. Use a paintbrush to add paint to the surface of the snowflake.

More Ideas:

  • Cut snowflakes from paper instead of fabric and attach them to a plain colored note card to make a special holiday greeting card.
  • To enjoy these glistening snowflakes all winter long, use them to trim table linens.
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