I raided pinterest.com for birthday party ideas. I wanted to do cupcakes and I wanted something fun and in the color scheme still to put the cupcakes on. I found many different tiered plate ideas (candlesticks, small juice cups, etc) but nothing stood out to me. Then I found this project and fell in love with the look and the idea. I won't be posting a tutorial on this as I think Backless Shirt blog has an awesome instructional.
my finished products
tiered plates at hard work...holding up delicious cupcakes
Also instead using only the adhesive felt pads I craft glued bolts to the bottom of the bottom plate and then added the felt pads to these...I felt this helped to balance the bottom plate better. I did this with the pink plate which was shallow. The green plate had a ridge that worked to even the bottom out with the felt pads alone. Obviously this isn't a very dishwasher friendly dish but it's relatively easy to care for.
*I picked up my plates second hand at our local thrift store around $1-1.50 each making this project under $10. If you purchased plates new it would cost more.