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 Holiday Door

Welcome holiday guests with a heartwarming and beautiful handmade Christmas wreath hanging on the front door. These wreath ideas, ranging from traditional evergreen to modern yarn wreaths, will have you crafting the perfect door decoration for your home in no time.


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    • Pine-and-Berry Wreath

      A pretty plaid bow sets off a traditional red-and-green wreath. Start with a 12-inch grapevine wreath and tuck in pine sprays and red berry stems.

    • Birch Branch Wreath

      Let some of a wispy birch branch base show through -- we like adding decorative bells, small pincones, and fir sprays for a cottage feel.

    • Traditional Swag Christmas Wreath

      Some wreaths go 'round; this one goes down. Try a swag wreath on your front door for something different this Christmas.

    • Dimensional Grapevine Wreath

      Opt for the unexpected with a pretty wreath that's simple but looks stunning. An oversize bow and natural tuck-ins turn a grapevine wreath form into a work of art.

    • Picture-Perfect Pinecone Holiday Wreath

      Painted red pinecones offer a dashing look for your holiday front door, complete with evergreen boughs, a bright bow, and a Christmas card in the middle. You can start with a plain pinecone wreath, simply use red metallic spray paint to get the pictured look. Tie a classic bow around the wreath with wide ribbon, then tuck in evergreen boughs and faux berries underneath to secure.

      Editor's Tip: Laminate the card in the middle of the wreath to help it last throughout the season.

    • Leaves-and-Pinecones Fall Wreath

      Make a gorgeous wreath that can hang on your door from Halloween through Christmas, like this brown-and-gold arrangement. Wire dried artichokes, lotus pods, and pinecones to the center bottom of a grapevine wreath. Tuck brown- and gold-hue leaves between the wreath's twigs, securing with hot glue if needed.

    • Video: Learn How to Make Easy Christmas Wreaths

      Create your own front door decor with these simple-to-create Christmas wreaths.

    • Special Offer: Classic Live Wreath

      Welcome holiday guests with our fresh balsam fir wreath. Adorned with colorful berries, live variegated boxwood greens, and a matching bow, each wreath is carefully made by hand using freshly harvested balsam fir. Order now, shipping is free!

    • Snowflake Door Wreath

      One way to make your holiday front door stand out is through strategic use of color. White is always a good contrast, particularly to dark or bright colors. Here, wooden snowflake cutouts are spray-painted white and hot-glued on top of each other. A wide double ribbon -- one layer white, one red to coordinate with the door -- adds a simple, elegant finish.

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      Curled Paper Christmas Wreath

      Craft a holiday wreath from rolled scrapbook paper strips to make a Christmas keepsake. To make, curl 1x6-inch strips of patterned paper by tightly wrapping them around a pencil. Use liquid glue to secure the end of each curl into a loop, then hot-glue the paper loops to an 8-inch florist's foam circle. Alternate the colors and patterns to create a burst of holiday color, then glue on small photos for a personal touch. Hang the wreath with a red plaid ribbon.

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      White Yarn Christmas Wreath

      Make small rosettes from felt and add pearl-bead centers to add festive cheer to this simple wreath form wrapped in white yarn. It's a great addition to any bright or dark-color front door.

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      Wreath of Leaves

      Adorn your door with this surprisingly simple autumn wreath. Gather leaves and dry them, or purchase pliable dried leaves from a crafts store, then use small scissors to cut a slit in the center of each. String each leaf onto a wire wreath form, then hang with a festive ribbon and additional leaves.

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      Pussy Willow Wreath

      For simple and striking wreaths that will last, turn to pussy willow trimmings. The soft buds add velvety texture, while the branches give this holiday wreath great shape. To make, bundle your collected branches and attach to the wreath base using covered wire. Save extra trimmings for filling in any gaps between bunches.

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      Merry Moss Wreath

      The rich beauty of chartreuse moss is a perfect holiday accent to a red or dark-color front door. Create the nontraditional wreath from florist's foam, then pin moss and holiday balls in the design you like best.

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      Front Door Holiday Greetings

      Greet your guests with a merry message. The letters that spell "Happy Holidays" are twine-wrapped wooden cutouts; however, crafts stores will have other options for your holiday sentiment. 

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      Natural Fall Wreaths

      Autumn's colorful bounty of foliage and produce is the first place we look when decorating for fall. Made with (or inspired by) bittersweet, cornhusks, apples, twigs, and other natural adornments, these door wreaths for fall are perfect for welcoming the season.
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