Keep the party going into the evening with these outdoor lighting ideas for your tabletop.
Shed some light on your outdoor space with flickering tabletop lighting ideas.
TABLESIDE DELIGHT Gather with friends in the flickering light of a flaming tabletop centerpiece, opposite, to lift spirits and savor the after-dusk ambiance. The centerpiece consists of a steel mesh basket fitted with liquid-fuel burners and bits of sparkling fire-safe glass. Easily snuffed out, the colored-glass burners produce moderate flames and minimal smoke. Wear heavy-duty gloves when handling the steel mesh (lath) and use metal snips to cut it. To make a 4×18×4-inch oblong basket: Cut the lath (A) (get the template at BHG.com/Fireplace), then fold up the sides and ends. Overlap and fold edges to secure them. Use a hacksaw to cut ¼-inch aluminum channel trim to fit over the basket’s top edges. Fill with glass and burners.
PIPE DREAM Another use for PVC fittings? A stylish tabletop display! Start with your largest PVC segment—ours had a 5-inch diameter. Place
a glass hurricane (ours had a 4-inch diameter) inside and fill with small pebbles. Drop in a pillar or votive candle. Arrange 5–7 smaller PVC fittings
in different sizes around the large one. Place succulents still in their nursery pots into fittings.
If needed, fill bottom of PVC segments with pebbles to support the succulents and keep them even with the top of the tube. Add more candles
as desired. Group all items on a marble slab.
FOR RESOURCES SEE PAGE 101.
AVAILABLE IN DIFFERENT SHAPES AND COLORS, FIRE GLASS ADDS A BIT OF BONUS SHIMMER TO INDOOR OR OUTDOOR FIRE FEATURES.
POSITION ADHESIVE FELT DISCS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE MARBLE SLAB TO PROTECT YOUR TABLETOP BEFORE SETTING THE MARBLE IN PLACE.