Updated on January 27, 2023
Tiered Serving Stand. Create a beautiful serving stand for entertaining using inexpensive candlesticks and plates from the dollar store.
Tiered serving stands are perfect for entertaining. Plus, they are easy to make!
The cost of materials can be low, depending on where you purchase your plates from. You could potentially get everything from the dollar store.
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I purchased my plates at Walmart for only a couple of dollars apiece. The glass candlesticks came from Dollar Tree. You can also sometimes find melamine plates at Dollar Tree.
And of course, I have my trusty E6000 glue. I think this stuff is pretty toxic, but it sure does work great on a variety of projects. I just used it the other day to glue my son’s plastic toy ax back together. Just be sure to work in a well-ventilated area.
Note: I have found a new adhesive that doesn’t seem as smelly, and works just as well as E6000. I now use Power-Tac for all my heavy-duty adhesive projects.
Start by gluing the candlestick bottom to the underside of the smallest plate.
I chose to use the candlestick upside down to provide more stability under the plate, as well as have less of it showing on the plate below. This leaves more room to put things on the tray. But really you could use it either way.
After each step I allowed the glue to dry for a few minutes. You can still move it around for a while as it takes 24 hours to cure.
Then, glue the top of the candlestick to the next biggest plate. I used a dry-erase marker to mark where the candlestick would go after measuring to find the center.
You could also just eyeball it. Wipe off the dry-erase marker after the glue has dried.
Repeat the above steps to attach a third plate to the tray if you want.
Enjoy your new tiered tray! If you have the room to store them, you can make trays for each holiday or any themed party you are throwing.
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The post was originally published on June 15, 2011. Updated August 18, 2022.