The example I went from...
So here is what I found...
natural wooden candlesticks (3) $1.00 each at Michaels
natural wooden circles (3) $1.00 each at Michaels
apothecary jars (3) $5.00 for the set at a boutique/garage sale
wooden finials (3) (NOTE: I used a mini candlestick & wooden ball for 3/$3.00 vs. $1.99/finial - I'm cheap)
wooden letters (3) $1.00 each
black art paint $0.50
black ribbon $0.50
E6000 glass/wooden glue
I then, painted the wooden items with the black paint and let COMPLETELY dry... I emphasize that part - trust me! :-). Then I used the E6000 glue to attach the mini candlesticks and wooden balls together and then to attach them to the jar lids. Also, attached the large candlesticks to the wooden circles for the bases.
My finished project (minus the candy and the decorative ribbon around the finials)... I'm a happy camper!