July 1, 2011
Fireworks on the Today Show + Tom Hanks
This week on the
Today show, I shared a lot of great ideas for making a really festive Fourth of July with co-host, Ann Curry. Independence Day is all about red, white, and blue and the July issue of my magazine, Martha Stewart Living, is filled with flag-themed creativity. You can decorate cookies to look like fireworks, fill patriotic favor bags, and even dress up a bicycle with stars and stripes! Whatever your plans are for this holiday, I wish you all a very happy and safe Fourth of July!
1 Here I am with the very handsome and talented actors, Josh Duhamel and Patrick Dempsey, who were promoting their new movie, 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon.'
2 Josh also talked about his hometown of Minot, ND, which has been devastated by terrible flooding of the Souris River.
3 Tom Hanks appeared on Today to talk about his new movie, Larry Crowne, which he wrote, directed, and stars in.
4 Tom plays Larry Crowne, who enrolls in community college after losing his job and falls in love with his professor, played by Julia Roberts.
5 Tom was very amusing on the show and here he is joking with Al Roker.
6 A nice shot of me with two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks.
7 During my segment, I shared some red, white, and blue 'Good Things' from the July issue of my magazine. Here I am with my team preparing for the demonstration.
8 I showed how easy it is to make the firework cookies that dazzle the cover of the magazine.
10 I showed Ann Curry a great party favor - narrow cellophane bags filled with red, white, and blue candies - they resemble the American flag!
11 To decorate the cookies, place your colored icing in separate plastic squeeze bottles. Start by flooding the surface of the cookie with white icing.
12 Immediately pipe a dot of tinted icing in the center, then concentric circles, then drag the design with a toothpick or skewer.
13 Aren't they amazing?
14 You can use painters' tape, fabric paint, and plain fabric to make festive striped tablecloths and seat cushions.
15 To decorate a bike like this, just print our stars and stripes designs from marthastewart.com/bike-parade.
16 Wouldn't it be great to ride a bike like this one in your hometown parade? It's not difficult!
And don't forget to download the July issue to your iPad!
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