How to Make a 4th of July Fruit Hat

This is a sponsored post.

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4th of July is right around the corner and we have a great party centerpiece for you today! If you are hosting a BBQ or 4th of July party, this Uncle Sam Fruit Hat will be a hit with both kids and adults.

This is another great MarzettiĀ® brand creation. If you missed our first three DIY produce projects, you can see them here, here, and here.

We had a great time re-creating thisĀ 4th of July Uncle Sam Fruit HatĀ for a good cause!Ā As part of our partnership with Marzetti and for the next campaignĀ supportingĀ amazing organizations like the National Military Family Association, we are showing you how easy it is to make this festive fruit hat. MarzettiĀ isĀ helping you make your fruits and vegetables more fun than theyā€™ve ever been.

Watch the stop-motion video below of Uncle Sam’s Fruit Hat come to life. For every “like” or “share” it receives on Facebook, Marzetti will donate $1, up to $5,000, to the National Military Family Association! Thatā€™s right, all you have to do isĀ watch this stop-motion video, like it and/or share it and they give to National Military Family Association!


Want to make your own?

Here’s what you’ll need:

Starfruit (we used pineapple cut into stars)




Even though our projects never turn out exactly like the Marzetti videos, the kids still have a blast. A few times theĀ watermelonĀ wasĀ so juicy that the melon circles kept splitting, but we simply pieced them back together to build the base of the hat!

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Since our grocery stores didn’t have starfruit, we decided to use pineapple and a star cookie cutter to create the fruit stars instead. We think it worked out great!

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He was super proud of his finished “fruit hat”!

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We invited his sister in on the fun to try the Marzetti Cream Cheese Fruit Dip with the extra fruit that we had left over. They loved it!

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To help you get started on trying this yourself, print this coupon for $1 off any MarzettiĀ® Veggie Dips!

Weā€™d love to see your finished product!


Disclosure: I have been invited to participate in a Marzetti ambassador program. This post is sponsored by Marzetti and product has been provided by them. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

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Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is the proud mom of three adorable kids. This certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tech and baby gear expert is the host of the Baby Gizmo video reviews giving moms the inside look at baby products before they purchase them. Hollie is also the co-author of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in North Carolina where she is having a blast designing and decorating her new home.

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