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.

View Video

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Video
Popular in Holidays

Merry Moss Wreath

The rich chartreuse beauty of moss shines when displayed on a nontraditional square wreath.

What You'll Need

  • 20x20-inch piece of 2-inch-thick florist's foam
  • Tracing paper
  • Marker
  • Ruler
  • Straightedge
  • Foam cutter
  • 150 florist's U pins
  • 2 large bags of bright green moss
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Assorted sizes of red and copper-color holiday balls
  • 3-inch wide wired ribbon bow

How to Make It

1. Use a marker, ruler, and straightedge to draw a 17-inch square on tracing paper. Measure and mark 3-1/3 inches inside each of the square's edges and connect the lines to draw a smaller square inside the large square.

2. Cut out wreath pattern along all lines. Place pattern on florist's foam, trace around the pattern, then cut out the shape using the foam cutter. Gently round off the wreath's edges and corners.

3. Use U pins to cover the foam with small clumps of moss. Hot-glue various-size holiday balls onto the surface of the moss, spacing them in a pleasing arrangement.

4. Hot-glue the ribbon bow to the wreath.


Loading... Please wait...