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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Wreaths for a Country Christmas

Craft a charming country-style wreath, the perfect finishing touch for your Thanksgiving or Christmas decor.

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    • Silver Stars

      Put some sparkle in your outdoor decorations with this small, sparkly wreath. Add a spray of silver chenille stems and precut wood stars to an evergreen circle. Wrap a length of bead garland loosely around the bottom, and add stars with holes drilled into them for hanging. Wire the chenille stems into the greenery.

    • Boxwood Square

      Fresh or dried, Boxwood sprigs make a classic wreath that looks good year-round. Make the wreath yourself, or buy it fresh and let it dry to sage green perfection. Garnish with simple ribbons or bows of your choice.

    • Star Your Collectibles

      Vintage pieces like this picnic container are a natural with fresh holiday greens. We've used ours as an impromptu mailbox, but it could also display an armful of holly or small wrapped gifts.

    • Green Apples

      A fresh green apple wreath looks even more vibrant when hung on the side of a red barn. When made of fresh fruit, the wreath can be extremely heavy and perishable. However, artificial fruit can be substituted to make a long-lasting version with faux greenery.

    • Holly Jolly

      Holly wreaths make a definite holiday statement. Artificial berry clusters were added to this one since the real berries tend to dry and drop off.

    • Berry Red

      A bevy of red berries wired to a grapevine wreath form create a burst of holiday color. Choose any size wreath and any color of faux berries from the crafts store to make this cheery decoration.

    • Twigs and Berries

      Faux berry wreaths are a great look for country interiors. Yet they can also be used as a base for ornaments, bows, and other decorations. We've added twigs, dried flowers, holiday ornaments, and sheer ribbon bows to create a vision in white.

    • Mossy Branches

      Four interesting lichen-covered branches are wired together to make a rustic square wreath that's simply garnished with reindeer moss and a few sprigs of holly.

    • Beribboned Circle

      A cabin window is transformed into an elegantly pretty holiday scene with this wreath. First, spray paint a wreath form with gold paint or wind it with golden ribbon. Next wire on a swag of silk leaves and flowers at the top and a tiny nosegay at the bottom. Or simply use hot glue to attach the decorations directly to the wreath.

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      Stuffed Candy Canes

      This homeowner's passion is fabric -- a hobby that's been incorporated into her holiday wreath as well. Three fabric candy canes and red plaid bows are important enough to be the only decorations for this artificial pine wreath.

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      Berried in Splendor

      Red berries are a natural for the holidays. This moss-covered wreath form is unadorned save for a proliferation of berry branches that frost it in country style.

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      Cowboy Stars

      Go country by adding a cowhide leather bow, toy sheriff's stars, and little boot and spurs to a 15-inch wire circle.

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      Add Fresh Touches

      Even an artificial berry wreath like this one will look better with fresh leaf sprigs stuck in here and there. The complementary contrast of red and green makes each color more vibrant.

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      Herbed Wreath

      A moss-covered base plays host to a variety of tiny plants and herbs in a living wreath you can make any time of year.

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      Only Moss

      Dried sheet moss is inexpensive and adaptable. We've glued it to a unique wreath form we made using aerosol foam insulation, sculpted to create a star shape that will last through fall and beyond.

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      Starring Snowflakes

      A close look reveals that this snowflake was created from the tips of fresh evergreen branches. Wired together in the center, the shape gets a snowy look from a shot of canned artificial snow and clear glitter applied before hanging.

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      For the Birds

      A pair of artificial birds perch happily on this tiny twig wreath. The only other embellishment are sprigs of white berries.

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      Pretty Christmas Wreaths

      Deck the halls with these gorgeous winter wreaths that will bring holiday cheer to your Christmas decor. Christmas wreaths are often made with fir, but we share alternative wreath supplies that could inspire this year's front door.
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