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.

View Video

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Slideshow

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.

View Video
Popular in Holidays

Make a Creepy Halloween Tree

Bring the ambience of the outdoors in by attaching a skeletal paper tree to the wall and trimming the branches with framed paper silhouettes.

What You Need

  • Roll of heavy black paper
  • Low-tack tape or reusable wall putty
  • Computer and printer
  • White letter-size computer printer paper
  • Spray mount adhesive
  • Black poster board

Download Tree Pattern

How to Make It

  1. Enlarge the tree pattern to desired size. Cut out the pattern.
  2. Draw around the pattern on heavy black paper; cut out.
  3. Hang on the wall with tape or sticky puttylike adhesive.
  4. For the portraits, in a word-processing or page layout program, place desired 5-x-7-inch to 8-x-10-inch clip-art borders.
  5. Add your own silhouettes or clip-art silhouette images as you like. Print images and cut out.
  6. In a well-ventilated area, liberally spray mounting adhesive on the back of each "portrait." Let dry.
  7. Center and press the portraits onto the black poster board; cut out. Hang the silhouettes on the tree with tape or adhesive.
close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...