I've seen darling homemade Cake stands around at different boutiques and decided to try and make a few myself. I used some plates, glasses, and candle holders that I already had. I then found some other darling and cheap plates at Ikea and Peir 1 Imports, and glasses at Target. I then played around mixing and matching until I got the look I wanted: different levels and sizes.
After you decide what top and base you are going to use, wash, dry, and apply a super strong adhesive that will work with with glass and ceramic. I know some use Liquid Nails Adhesive but I tried Loctite Epoxy. I'm sure there are many others that would work.
Apply a thin layer of glue and put in center of plate. I put heavy books on while it dried just to make sure it would be sturdy. I would advise to be careful how you wash this and obviously don't use the dishwasher.