When you want to put together a large centerpiece, these 12 inch brown charges are a perfect starting point. The metal charges will protect your table surface from heat damage will help catch any dripping wax. The large 8 inch flat surface gives plenty of room to set up your arrangement just the way you want. There are raised stars all around the edge adding to the appearance of the candle holder. Use this item as the base for bowls, vases, hurricanes, and of course candles.