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

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Coconut Cream Island Punch

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Make a Rock Star Kid's Halloween Costume

Rock your little diva's world with this sizzling ensemble that's born from modest beginnings -- khaki pants and a pink T-shirt.

What You Need

  • 1/2 yard pink cheetah fabric
  • Feather boas: black and bright pink
  • Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Tan pants
  • Scraps of pink and purple sequined fabric
  • Black felt
  • Fabric glue
  • Sunglasses and assorted rhinestone stars
  • Crafts glue
  • 2-1/2-inch plastic-foam ball and serrated knife
  • Silver glitter
  • 7-inch length each of 3/4-inch-diameter wooden dowel and 3/4-inch-diameter pipe insulation
  • Black duct tape
  • Black crafts foam

Download Rock Star Diva Costume Pattern

How to Make It

  1. Enlarge and trace the vest front and back patterns; cut out two fronts (one reversed) and one back from cheetah fabric.
  2. With right sides facing and using a 1/2-inch seam allowance, sew the vest fronts to the back at the shoulders and sides. Turn under a 1-inch seam allowance on the fronts and the lower bottom edge; hem in place.
  3. Hot-glue short lengths of black boa around the neck and arm openings.
  4. Hot-glue pieces of bright pink boa around the bottom of each pant leg.
  5. Cut out three large stars and one small star from sequin fabrics. Use fabric glue to adhere the sequin stars to black felt; cut out 1/4 inch around the sequin stars. Glue the stars to the pants, referring to the photograph for placement.
  6. Glue rhinestones to the sunglasses.
  7. To make the microphone top, trim 1/4 inch from one side of the plastic-foam ball with a serrated knife. Brush crafts glue over the round portion and sprinkle silver glitter over the wet glue; let dry.
  8. For the microphone handle, cover the wooden dowel with pipe insulation. Cover the insulation with duct tape. Cut three 3-1/2-inch-diameter circles from black crafts foam. Cut a circle opening at the center of each foam circle large enough to accommodate the finished microphone handle. Thread the crafts-foam circles over one end of the handle and hot-glue the silver ball to the top.

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