Tiered Serving Tray: The Look for Less

Gather three plates (matching for a classic look, or mismatched for a funky, less formal effect) and two cups (coffee cups, juice glasses or even candle sticks will do). Place the largest plate on the bottom, topped with a glass in its center as a spacer, and stack another plate on top. Repeat and finally top with the smallest plate. If you’re concerned about the stability of the tray, you can adhere the dishes together with a permanent epoxy, or try a non-permanent “glue” such as cake frosting. Be sure to center the spacers well on the plates for added stability, and place heavy objects on the bottom.