I found this project the same way I find most of mine, scouring Stumbleupon for hours. If you don't have an account and you're interested in, well, anything, you must check it out.
Where I lucked out was in finding plates at that were A. cute and B. seasonal.
The hardest part was finding the middle. In the original story, it was an upside-down teacup. That didn't exactly suit my color scheme, so I went with the 55-cent candle holder.
Add some Gorilla glue to both end of the candleholder, wait overnight and you're done.
- 55 cents for the candle holder
- $1.91 for the top plate
- $3 Set of three plates for the bottom of the tray (I have two left over)
- Left over Gorilla glue, but you could use superglue I think.