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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Christmas Tree with Handmade Elegance

Beautiful and easy-to-make ornaments give this Christmas tree one-of-a-kind elegance.

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    • Festive and Sedate

      Looking for a new way to decorate a Christmas tree? Here, festive shapes and a sedate, nontraditional color palette of soft green, gold, copper, and brown offer a fresh look.

    • Heart Felt

      All sorts of ornament shapes take on a new look when sewn from felt. On this version, contrasting felt stripes and festive beaded trim give an updated, sparkling style.

    • Sequins and Felt

      Brown felt turns glam with a gold mesh overlay. A stripe of ribbon was embellished with Swarovski crystals (though less expensive sequins or a glitter pen design could also be pretty).

    • Paper Shape

      This ornament has the look of hand-painted glass, yet the materials are simple and the technique easy. Flat cardboard shapes are faced with pieces of decorative paper (wrapping paper would be beautiful). A gold loop on top and a delicate string of beads at the bottom give the decoration more appeal.

    • Rickrack

      Turn inexpensive gold sewing trim into something spectacular with this idea. Pinking shears offer definition to the felt bands behind a simple row of metallic gold rickrack.

    • Vertically Inclined

      This simple shape takes on new definition with an outline of Swarovski crystals and a line of golden rickrack.

    • Tree Topper

      A traditional glass tree topper was given a new look with striped bands.

    • Tree Skirt

      This circular tree skirt was custom-sewn in brown felt with a gold mesh overlay and bouillon fringe.

    • The Finished Tree

      This beautiful Christmas tree has an upscale look on a very modest budget.

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      More Themed Trees

      Check out the water-and-beach colors and sea-inspired ornaments on this coastal-themed Christmas tree.

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      Beautiful Handmade Christmas Ornaments

      Adorn your Christmas tree with beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments made by you and your loved ones. Hang our easy-to-make ornaments on your tree for generations to come, give them as gifts to friends, or use them to amp up your Christmas wrapping ideas. Make one of our beautiful handmade ornaments this Christmas.
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