After they were all laid out, I sprayed the plates pink and the candlesticks gold. It took letting it dry and coming back to do several coats before it was at the point I wanted it to be.
After letting the spray paint dry, Ben helped me put the plates and candlesticks together. I used E6000 glue to hold them together. I must say, the glue did not like the gold paint. With this glue, as per the instructions, you are supposed to put it on then let each side you are gluing sit for a minute or two before putting them together. We did this and waited for it to set. Measuring the plates proved a little tricky. Apparently not all plates are made evenly, and after hearing another report of this from a friend is why I deemed this project harder than it looks. The plates are not level on the bottom which makes the stands look crooked when you start to put them together. Of course once you have a bunch of stuff stacked on them, it isn't as noticeable but it still stressed me out a bit. We let the glued together stands dry for a day or two before trying to move them. Even at this point we had one come apart and had to repair it.
Now that they are finished and filled with items for the headband station at the shower, I think they look really good. I would caution anyone attempting this project to have patience and not get frustrated when its not working out, its not your fault! Have you attempted to make any of these stands? I would love to hear about and see your results!