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

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Owl Cup for Nostalgic Halloween Kids' Party

These cute, personalized owl cups help young party guests recognize which cup is theirs.

What You'll Need

  • Assorted patterned scrapbooking paper (including two shades of brown)
  • Black cardstock
  • Circle paper punches or circle stencils
  • Glue dots
  • Two clear plastic cups

Download the free owl pattern

Download the free nametag pattern

How to Make It

1. Download the free owl pattern.

2. Cut out one owl shape from brown patterned paper. Referring to the pattern, cut a circle from a lighter brown patterned paper for the owl's belly. From other papers, cut a variety of small circles for eyes and two irregular, different-size triangles for the beak.

3. Trace the branch shape onto black cardstock; cut out. Cut out two large circles for the eyes and six small circles for the feet and pupils.

4. Layer the pieces to assemble the owl and adhere with glue dots, referring to the photo and pattern for placement. Then adhere the owl to the cup.

5. For the name tag, cut two oval shapes from different patterned paper; layer offset as shown and glue together. Print name on paper; cut around it to form an irregular rectangle.

6. Cut a second, larger rectangle from coordinating paper. Layer and glue the rectangles together, then glue the name tag on top of the oval on the opposite side of the owl.

7. Slide the decorated cup into a second cup to sandwich the decorations.

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