This has to be the easiest dollar store decor hacks of them all: Simply glue together some candlesticks and plates, top it off with a colorful bowl, and you've got a party-perfect dessert tray. (This craft also works great as a makeup or accessory organizer!) Get the tutorial at The Crafting Chicks.
How to make $12 floor candlesticks... Buy newel posts (for the end of stairs) or bedposts from Home Depot, cut to size, place in fence post toppers (ones with a flat top) - making sure they are level, and then spray paint them. I am so going to make these.