Easy Tabletop Ideas

Make over your coastal table and entertain like a pro with our simple ideas.

Hidden Agenda
Photo: Ted Tucker

Hidden Agenda

Choosing LED candles is a surefire way to minimize mess—but how to achieve a wax-free table without revealing your faux glow? Our secret: Place LED candles in glass-footed hurricanes and wrap thick ribbon (we layered striped grosgrain atop burlap) around the top to mask the "flame."

Buy it: Glass Pillar Holders, $17 (10") and $12 (6"); michaels.com for store locations, The Robert Stanley Collection Burlap Ribbon, $10 (30'), and The Ribbon Boutique Yellow/White Ribbon, $4 (1½" by 4 yards); hobbylobby.com for store locations

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