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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Autumn-Red Wreath

This elegant red celosia wreath can be created from many dried-flower varieties.

What You Need:

Create a versatile wreath that can be used through the holidays.
  • Red celosia or other dried flowers
  • Rubber bands
  • Floral spray paints in desired colors
  • Scissors
  • 14-inch wire wreath form
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Thick gold braid
  • Gold ribbon

Instructions:

1. If picking flowers for this project, gather them when the blooms are fully developed. Remove leaves. Bundle several flowers together with rubber bands and hang upside down in a cool, dry place. After drying, the flowers can be sprayed with red floral spray paint to enhance the color, if desired. Trim the stems to measure between 4 and 8 inches.

2. Lay wreath form flat on work surface. Begin gluing a layer of dried flowers on the outer ring. Insert small stems into the bottom ring and glue in place. Blooms should extend 2 to 3 inches beyond the form. Continue to glue flowers close to each other around the ring until covered.

3. With the top wire form still visible, begin adding another layer of flowers around the top. The stems should point inward to the center of the form. Finish gluing flowers all the way around the form.

4. Trim off excess stems in the center until neat and even. Remove remnants of glue threads from hot glue. Cut a length of thick gold braid to go around the inside of wreath at least twice. Hot-glue in place to cover the ends of stems.

5. Tie a piece of gold ribbon to back of wreath form for hanging. Complete wreath with a large ribbon bow.

More Ideas:

This colorful wreath is glorious in autumn or at Christmastime. Make several to hang in windows throughout the house.

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