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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Snowflake Paper Die-Cut Wreath

Paper die cuts, dusted with ultra-fine glitter, make this snowflake wreath the perfect holiday accessory.

  • Ultra-fine glitters in assorted colors such as celery green, denim blue, blue violet, diamond dust, and turquoise
  • Paper plate; spray adhesive
  • 35 to 40 assorted die-cut snowflakes
  • 16-inch plastic-foam (such as Styrofoam brand) wreath form
  • 9 yards of 11/2-inch-wide white grosgrain ribbon Sequin pins

Instructions:

1. Pour one color of ultra-fine glitter onto a paper plate. Cover one side of a snowflake die cut with the spray adhesive, and then immediately press the glue-coated side into the glitter. Repeat until seven or eight snowflakes are glittered on one side. Pour the remaining glitter back into the container. Set this group of snowflakes aside. Continue working in this way, changing the glitter color with each group of snowflakes.

2. To assemble the wreath, wrap the plastic-foam form with ribbon, securing the beginning and end of the ribbon with pins. Randomly attach snowflakes to the front of the wreath with sequin pins, positioning the pins in the center of some snowflakes and in the points of others to create a pleasing arrangement.

Better Homes & Gardens Creative Collection Publications Holiday Crafts

A new holiday season is fast approaching, and you know what that means . . . it's time to get busy!

Don't know where to start? Let Holiday Crafts be your guide! Packed with 82 festive and fabulous ideas for gift giving and décor -- not to mention fun designs from Mary Englebreit and whimsical projects from Trading Spaces' Frank Bielec -- to help you make this year's holiday celebrations the best ever!

From Halloween to Hanukkah to Christmas, Holiday Crafts has ideas you'll love! Now available at your favorite newsstand -- pick up your copy today!

Featured in this issue:

  • Merry Berries -- Add a delightful dash of cheer to your holiday décor!
  • Fall Aglow -- Give thanks amid décor reflecting the bounty and warmth of the season!
  • The Halloween Scene -- Bewitch your guests with frightfully fun party treats!
  • Season's Readings -- Convey the spirit of the holidays with these creative messages!
  • Shimmering Ice -- Embrace winter's beauty with snowflake and icicle expressions!
  • Homespun Holidays -- Enjoy comfy, low-key decorations even after the holidays are over!
  • Hanukkah Accents -- Light up the festivities and family fun with these creative ideas!
  • Signs of Christmas -- Herald the holiday with these seven colorful cross-stitch designs!
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