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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Easy-to-Make Scarab Beetles

Every high-quality Halloween display requires a few creepy crawlies. Marshal a parade of scarab beetles -- Egyptian symbols of immortality -- across a crypt.

What You Need for 2 beetles

  • Plastic-foam egg in the desired size
  • Serrated knife
  • Crafts knife
  • Black acrylic crafts paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glossy decoupage medium
  • Brown dimensional slick paint
  • Black chenille stems
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive

How to Make It

  1. Cut the plastic-foam egg in half lengthwise with a serrated knife. Using a crafts knife, cut a V-shaped wedge out of each side near the small end of each egg half, forming the beetles' necks.
  2. Paint the beetles with black acrylic paint; let dry. Then paint the beetles with two or three coats of gloss decoupage medium, allowing it to dry between coats. Squeeze thin lines of brown slick paint to distinguish the head from the body and the wings.
  3. For legs, cut six pieces of chenille stem for each beetle. Cut two short chenille stem lengths for antennae. Push one end of each leg into the underside of each beetle's body and bend outward. Drop a bit of glue on each leg where it joins the body. After the glue has dried, bend the legs, referring to the photos.
  4. Insert antennae into the front of each head and bend as desired.

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