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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Copper-Leafed Pumpkin

Embossed copper leaves make this fall decoration stand out.

Add a stylish twist to make any pumpkin stand out from the rest. This quick and easy project makes an ideal fall decoration, and it can be adapted to any size pumpkin. All you need is some copper foil and wire and a few supplies.

See below for complete project instructions.

Materials and Tools

  • Leaf patterns (see download link below)
  • Old scissors
  • 36-gauge copper tooling foil
  • Dish towel
  • Pointed skewer
  • 20-gauge copper wire
  • Knife
  • Pumpkin

Copper Leaf pattern


Download, print, and cut out the leaf patterns. Draw around leaf shapes on copper tooling foil. Cut out leaf shapes.

To make the leaf veins, first place the leaves on a dish towel. Using the pattern as a guide, make vein impressions using a skewer.

Cut four 14-inch lengths of wire. Wrap wire lengths around the skewer and remove. Pull apart as desired to make curlicues.

Cut two slits, each about 1 inch long, next to the pumpkin stem. Insert one tip of each leaf into a slit. Shape leaves as desired.

Twist the ends of the wire spirals together and press into pumpkin near where the leaves are inserted.

Variations: To adapt this project to smaller pumpkins, trace inside the leaf cutouts and cut them to a smaller size.


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