Everyone and their mother has made one of these cake stand thingies before, but hey, what's one more? :P
After a particularly stressful day at work, I went somewhere "safe" for retail therapy: the thrift shop. I picked up random squirrel plate and a candle holder for a couple dollars.
Anyway, rule #1 of thrift items, wash everything thoroughly. Then turn the candle holder over and glue the base with industrial glue.
Anyway, have you made a cake plate yet? They are easy to make and come out so cute! But the problem is storage! Cake plates are notoriously hard to find room for in small kitchens :P