I go to ground and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
I've noticed a few "stove in a tarp" related threads and thought I'd share mine.
I often camp in a floorless tipi style tent. A Kifaru 8 man. They're awesome but expensive and I wanted a smaller less expensive one. So I modified a Go-Lite SL4 to do my bidding using my Kifaru small stove.
Bought some heat resistant silicon impregnated fabric from TiGoat and got to cutting and sewing.
At this point there was nothing to do but try it with my new stove.
A quick and dirty 4 point pitch just for testing...
Works like a charm and I haven't caught on fire yet! Would be just as easy to do in a tarp and with the stove pipe, it draws like crazy so no smoking even in windy conditions.
(don't hate the tent camper)