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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Fall Outdoor Decorating

Add to the natural autumn beauty of your yard with harvest-inspired fall outdoor decorations. Featuring natural elements such as pumpkins, leaves, and more, our versatile fall outdoor decorating ideas will span the season from September through Thanksgiving.

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    • Pumpkin Planter

      Pumpkins in various colors and sizes make a beautiful fall decoration when piled in a planter and placed on your porch. If your planter is too big for your pumpkins, use a block of florist's foam to keep your gourds at the top.

    • Fall Outdoor Terrarium

      A bell jar and a shallow terra-cotta bulb dish easily transform into a fall-inspired terrarium perfect for spotlighting your favorite natural elements. Pumpkins, pinecones, Spanish moss, and leaves fill this harvest outdoor decoration.

    • Fall Cornucopia Centerpiece

      Transform a traditional cornucopia into an outdoor table centerpiece that's absolutely wow-worthy. Shop the supermarket for squash, shallots, onions, nuts, and pears. Pile them in a woven basket that's treated to withstand autumn weather, along with a few dried naturals from a crafts store, and place the display on any outdoor surface.

    • Pumpkin and Milkweed Outdoor Decoration

      Let nature set the table this fall with this rustic centerpiece. Fill a woven tray with small gourds, white and golden mini pumpkins, and a glass vase filled with downy milkweed seeds. Accent your outdoor centerpiece with calming shades of brown, gold, and orange.

    • How to Make An Outdoor Window Box

      Transform a forgotten space into a stunning window box with the season's best blooms. Here's how.

    • Fall Squash and Foilage

      Mix bright orange squash with earthy pottery for an autumn-hue display that will impress any guest. Fill the vase with beautiful crabapple branches full of ripe fruits and lush leaves, and place it on a small table near your front door.

    • Decorative Fall Urn

      Guests will ooh and aah over this gorgeous fall doorway decoration. To make it, cut a square of florist's foam and place inside a plastic urn. Cover with Spanish moss (available at crafts stores), keeping the moss in place with green pins. Make a collar of burlap around the urn, and build your arrangement with artificial leaves, berries, Chinese lanterns, dried lotus pods, and other fall favorites from the floral section of your local crafts store.

    • Harvest Pumpkin Basket

      Fall gourds easily come together to make a simple outdoor decoration. Fill a wicker or woven basket with your favorite colorful fall pumpkins, squash, and other gourds, and place it on your doorstep, back porch, or patio.

    • Outdoor Pumpkin with Maple Leaf Design

      Decorate your doorstep with a pumpkin designed to fit any sophisticated Halloween or Thanksgiving decor. Trace a maple leaf onto the pumpkin, then use a linoleum cutter or potter's ribbon tool to scrape out the design of the leaf. Be careful not to cut completely through to keep your design fresh.

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      Backyard Holiday Getaway

      Deocrate your back patio in a mix of warm and bright fall colors -- the theme will last from Halloween through Thanksgiving. Buy fall mums and other seasonal plants that fit your color scheme, but don't stop there! Make your patio furniture and pillows match your plants and pots for a seasonal look that's both fun and cohesive.

    • 3 Tips for Your Fall Front Door Display
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      Front Door, Made Beautiful

      Follow these three steps for your most gorgeous front door display yet.

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      Gourd Candleholders

      Gourds easily transform into candleholders by simply cutting off the tops and hollowing out the centers. Set them alongside other natural fall elements in a tray for a beautiful outdoor decoration.

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      Autumn Raffia Wreath

      Take the simple approach to fall outdoor decorating with our autumn-inspired wreath. All you need is orange-color raffia and an unadorned twig wreath for this easy, eye-catching creation. Bundle strands of raffia and pinch in the middle. Twist thin-gauge wire around the pinched center and attach to the wreath. Continue all the way around the wreath, being sure to fluff both sides of the raffia bundles so they flow in the same direction as the twigs.

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      Fall Backyard Porch Decor

      Decorative lights aren't just for Christmas anymore. Add a string of outdoor lights to porch railings to illuminate your backyard decorations and landscaping on any crisp fall night.

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      Welcoming Pumpkin Wheelbarrow

      A wooden wheelbarrow filled with gourds, pumpkins, dried leaves, and berry sprigs makes a beautiful entryway decoration. Work with a variety of shapes and colors to achieve a vibrant look that captures the essence of fall. Paint a "welcome friends" message on two large pumpkins, and place them on top of the wheelbarrow. Weave artificial berry vines around the wheelbarrow for a splash of stunning red.

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      Create a spooky look for your home -- inside and out -- with our easy Halloween crafts. You'll find plenty of creative crafts ideas for a fun Halloween. Including spooky ghosts, smiling pumpkins, and a few other eerie friends, our Halloween crafts will help you set the scene for a frightful evening.
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