I find it best to add a Glitterific coat (or any glazy look) on the smaller pieces after they have been assembled and glued/taped into place.
This glaze acts as an additional adhesive to hold the smaller pieces together near the lip.
I often use a combo of 1/2" Scor Tape and E6000 Glue between the smaller pieces so they hold together.
I've been actively using my stand and it seems to remain sturdy so far!
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