All you need is melamine plates, candlesticks, and sticky tack. Glimpse the project below, and scroll down for the full set of instructions.
Step One: I purchased three melamine plates in varied sizes from Target for less than $3/ea. They look great but are made of light plastic so they’re much better suited to this modular platter arrangement than a heavy porcelain plate would be.
Step Two: I also purchased two candlesticks for a total of $10.
Step Three: Using sticky tack that I had lying around, I simply attached the candlestick to the bottom of the plate.
Step Four: Thanks to the temporary, removable nature of sticky tack, you can stack these plates in various configurations to be desert platters, a traditional tiered cake stand, or you can even take it back apart to have a nice set of plates and candlesticks! Voila!
Now I just have to start dreaming up the adorable desserts and hors d’oeuvres to go on these pretty plates!