I thought that you may be interested in knowing how I made this cake stand for just over $2 (including glue).
I purchased the plate from the local op shop for $1.50 and the glass for 50c and then stuck them together with a 2-part epoxy glue suitable for glass.
Ensure that both surfaces are flat and allow at least 24 hours for complete bonding before use.
Simple, right? You may be able to make a prettier one using a porcelain tea-cup as the base or gluing together more than one tier using different sized plates. It's certainly easier and safer than trying to drill through your grandma's china.
4 hours ago