I have just finished one of my first thrift store trash to treasure projects. I found this idea in the Ready Made magazine and I couldn't wait to get started.
I turned the candle sticks upside down and applied a very thin layer of Gorilla glue. I worked on just the two small saucers first, gluing the bottom of the candle sticks to the bottom of each saucer and allowed them to dry over night. After I was sure that they were going to hold, I added a thin layer of the glue to the top of one candle stick and placed it onto the larger plate. I had to let this dry over night as well, and then finally I could glue the next candle stick to the middle saucer.
I gave the entire piece a good hand washing and the glue held great! I can't wait to use this for a fruit and cheese tray!