Personally I like mismatched vintage crockery that I can forage for at boot fairs, flea markets and charity shops. If you're wily you should be able to make them for literally pennies!
What you will need;
Step 1; Use your pencil and ruler to find the middle point of your largest plate - you will also need to do this on the back and front of your middle plate and the bottom of your top plate;
Step 2; Run a small amount of araldite (only mix a little at a time as it dries quite quickly) around the base of one of your glasses and place it directly over the centre of the plate;
Step 3; Run araldite around the top rim of the glass and place the medium plate on top;
Step 4; Araldite the bottom of your next glass and place it in the centre of the plate - a good way to check if it's in line is by looking at it straight on, the glasses shouls appera to be directly above each other;
Step 5; Lastly glue around the top of the glass and add your smallest plate. If you're adding a tea cup remember not to glue it to the plate as you will need to take it off to empty/clean it;
And you are done, it really is that quick and easy! These three took me 25 minutes;
I would love to see pictures of the ones that you have made so feel free to email me your pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are enough I may even do a feature blog with them.
Happy cake stand making