Fourth of July
If there's one thing people always think about on the Fourth of July — other than flags — it's fireworks. And if you're a photographer, it's taking amazing shots of said fireworks. Follow these tips and you're guaranteed to capture amazing bursts of red, white and blue.
Nicholas Donner
Fact: there's no better way for quilters to celebrate the Fourth of July than by stitching a scrappy flag quilt block. Your only decision: whether to make it your only patriotic quilt project, or the first of many!
Diane Knott
You can't have a Fourth of July celebration without one very important thing: a quilted patriotic project! Whether you make a full-blown quilt, a star-spangled table runner or a red, white and blue mug rug, these patterns are sure to set off fireworks.
The Fourth of July is a great day for having fun in the sun, but you've also gotta keep cool. And these ice cream-cupcake treats make it so easy to do. The best part? You can make 'em well ahead of time, so you can spend the day-of enjoying time with friends and fam.
Kris Galicia Brown
Fourth of July celebrations are usually an explosion of red, white and blue — and not just with the fireworks. Go all-out with your decor and drinks with these festive cocktails.
Nicole Weston
Show off your stars and stripes this Fourth of July! These fondant toppers make it easy to transform any cupcake and buttercream concoction into the perfect Independence Day dessert.
Lynlee North Beckett
Red, white and blue has never looked so cute. Make a batch of mug rugs to use during your Fourth of July picnic — they can double as hot plates for your cookout, too!
Diane Knott
No Memorial Day or Fourth of July BBQ is complete without a patriotic dessert, and these cake pops are just the thing to make and share. We stuck with a blue and white color scheme, but you can always customize yours to fit the party decor.
Felicity and Krystle
A perfect red velvet cake is one of those basic recipes every cake lover should have in their back pocket. Now you do, thanks to this to-die-for recipe from Joshua John Russell, star of our super-popular Man About Cake series (and our Man About Bake show). Make it as a straight-up cake, smother it in cream cheese buttercream or, if you're feeling extra festive, watch the video below and turn that cake into decorated donuts!
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