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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Make a Pretty Princess Kid's Halloween Costume

She'll be the belle of Halloween night with this pretty princess costume, handmade in no time.

What You'll Need

  • 1-1/2 yards of 54-inch-wide pink satin
  • Fray Check (available at crafts stores) or clear nail polish
  • Needle and thread
  • 1-1/2-inch-wide purple wire-edge ribbon
  • 1/4 yard of quilted polyester fabric
  • Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • 2/3 yard of 1/2-inch wide sequined trim
  • 2/3 yard of 2-inch-wide white fur trim
  • 1-1/2 yards of pink netting
  • White elastic cord

Download the hat pattern

Download the skirt diagram

How to Make It

  1. Download the free hat and skirt patterns.
  2. For the skirt, fold the pink satin in half. Determine the length of the skirt (measure your child from hips to feet) and mark the fabric. Measure the child's waist; multiply the measurement by 1-1/2 and divide by 2. Mark the new measurement on the top edge of the folded fabric. Referring to the pattern, draw scallops along the hemline. Cut out the skirt, and apply Fray Check to the edges.
  3. Run gathering stitches along the waistline. Gather the skirt to fit. Cut purple ribbon to fit around your child's waist measurement plus 36 inches. Center and sew the ribbon atop the gathers. Cut another piece of ribbon to fit the waist. Stitch it to the inside of the waistband.
  4. For the hat, cut one hat pattern shape each from the satin and quilted fabric. With right sides facing, stitch the shapes together, leaving an opening on one side for turning. Turn right side out. Sew the opening closed.
  5. Fold the hat in half with the satin side on the inside of the fold. Sew the straight edges together. Hot-glue the sequined and fur trims around the bottom. Turn the hat right side out. Turn up the decorated brim.
  6. Stitch the center of the netting to the tip of the hat, and then push the tip down into the hat 1 inch. Add an elastic-cord chin strap.
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