I bought plates at a local thrift store for 25¢, 50¢ & $1 each. The glass candlesticks I bought at Dollar Tree for $1 each. Some of the gifts I made were 3 tiered, others just 2 like the one pictured. Some plates matched, others didn't. Let your creativity flow! Turn the candlestick upside down and adhere with CLEAR E6000 or E9000 glue - follow the glue's directions.
2 tiers - I made for as little as $2.50.
3 tiers - I made for as little as $3.50.