1 pizza tray (Dollar Tree)
2 pie plates (Dollar Tree)
1 small cake pan (Dollar Tree)
2 wooden candlesticks (Michael’s or Hobby Lobby)
2 round wooden discs* (Hobby Lobby)
1 medium wooden finial (Lowes)
Valspar nickel metallic spray paint (or silver)
Gather up your supplies.
Using pliers, remove the brass inserts inside the candleholders. This takes some effort but it will help the top of your candlesticks to lie flat when you glue them to the wooden disks.
Spray two light coats of silver or nickel paint over all pieces for tray, including top and bottoms of dollar tree trays. Use light coats to avoid drips.
Once wooden pieces are dry. Glue the two wooden disks to tops of candlesticks, with smaller size down and larger surface facing up. *Here’s what I would have done different. I would have used an additional wooden disk and glued it to the bottom of the lowest candlestick in the tier. This would have helped to stabilize the entire tray better. It’s still secure just so tall that it’s a little wobbly. I think this would have helped, so add this step if you would like.
Use a heavy object to weigh down disks to top of candlesticks for a good adhesion, until glue is dry.
Once wooden pieces are dry, attach them to the center of each tray, starting from largest tray to smallest (see pictures) Allow glue to dry overnight for best adhesion.
Glue pizza tray to top of of second pie plate by applying glue around rim of pie plate and centering pizza tray on top. Allow glue to dry.
Glue finial in center of top tray, allow glue to dry completely.
Paint entire tray with one more light coat of paint for uniform coating.
Soon it will be time for the Valentine’s Day decorations to come down…
Can’t wait to see what I can come up with for St. Patrick’s Day!