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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No-Carve Owl Pumpkin for Halloween

Have a hoot with this easy-to-make owl pumpkin, which requires only a handful of common crafts materials and a few minutes of your time to make.

What You'll Need

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Construction paper: orange, yellow, light yellow (or tan), and black
  • Glue
  • Small, round pumpkin (for the head)
  • Large elongated pumpkin (for the body)
  • Straight pins
  • Hot-glue gun and hotmelt adhesive (optional)

Download the free owl pattern.

How to Make It

1. Download and enlarge our free patterns to desired size; print.

2. Cut out pieces and trace onto construction paper in colors that match the pattern pieces (orange pieces onto orange paper, etc.).

3. Layer the eye pieces using the photo as a reference.

4. Fold over the ear pieces as indicated by the dotted line on the pattern.

5. Glue the eye and ear pieces to the pumpkin head as shown in the photograph; layer the brow and nose pieces over the eyes and ears as shown.

6. For the wings, layer the bottom wing over the top wing and pin to the pumpkin body; repeat for the other wing.

7. Place the pumpkin head on top of the pumpkin body, using hot glue to stabilize the two pieces if needed.

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