So, this project is all over blogland and is definitely not original, but here is my take. I got a silver tray and a candlestick for $1 each at the thrift store.
I have to admit there was quite a struggle going on in my brain about the candlestick because I LOVED the patina. It's kind of hard to see in the picture, but it had a tinge of red which made it look kind of rusty. I *seriously* took several days to decide if I should paint it or not, but in the end the candlestick lost the battle. I loved the shape and knew it would be perfect for my project.
So I took a deep breath and primed it then painted it a glossy white. No turning back!
After waiting for the paint to dry and giving the tray a nice little scrub, I attached the two with some epoxy and voila!
Project total: $2!!!!