Jadeite Inspired Cupcake Stands

For the past few months, we’ve been trying to figure out what to do with our coffee station area.  I know you may be thinking, “What does this have to do with Jadeite Cupcake Stands?” but just hear me out. I feel like we’ve been trying to work this space out for at least 8 years now. Over the years we’ve made it work because that’s what you do. But lately we’ve been trying to be really intentional about what comes in or out of the house even if that means waiting a little bit longer to find just the right piece, you know?

Anyway, our need for a revamped coffee bar led to us look for alternative solutions to our current set up and somehow that search led us to looking for art work online. Ha ha even as I’m writing that sentence I’m realizing it makes no sense to jump from coffee bar solutions to buying pieces of art but that’s how the internet works, right? One minute you’re thinking, “Maybe we can make open shelving work after all,” and the next minute you’re thinking, “What could I put on said shelves?” Well, during that search for art I came across this beautiful print from The Farmhouse Porch and I loved it immediately!

Jadeite Cake Print - The Farmhouse Porch

Even as we waffled from one idea to the next about our coffee bar area, I kept coming back to this image which is how I found the inspiration for today’s post on creating your own faux Jadeite Cupcake Stands. They’re really easy to make, totally budget friendly and they’re sure to bring a little farmhouse charm to your kitchen or garden party. Here’s a look at what you’ll need to make a few Jadeite Inspired Cupcake Stands of your own…

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Krylon Spray Paint in Pistachio


Glass Candlestick Holder (We found these short ones at the Dollar Tree for $1 each)

Glass Plate (We found these small etched glass plates at the thrift store for $1 each)


Make sure your plates and candlestick holders are clean and completely dry.

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You’ll need to make sure you use a small plate (think cup and saucer size plate). We were lucky enough to find these at the thrift store. It has really pretty etching underneath.

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Since we wanted to recreate the look of Jadeite, we chose Krylon spray paint in Pistachio which we were able to find at Hobby Lobby and use our 40% off coupon.

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Using caution and care, in a well ventilated area (remember to use a respirator) carefully spray paint the glass plates and the glass candlesticks.

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You’ll want to spray multiple thin coats so you won’t have any drips. Allow plenty of time to dry between coats. The back of the spray can will offer the best recommendations. Flip the top of the plates over so that you are painting the back of the plate.

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DO NOT allow the spray paint to come in contact with anything that may also come in contact with your food as paint is not food safe (just saying).

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Once you have the candlesticks (base) and the glass plates (top) painted, let them dry for at least 24 hours.

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Using caution and care, carefully place E6000

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around the rim of the candlestick

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and gently place the glass plate on top.

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Make sure the plate is centered and even on the top of the candlestick base so your cupcake doesn’t fall off.

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Wait another 24 hours before using the jadeite inspired cupcake stands as the glue will need time to completely adhere.

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Super cute, right?

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And easy too!

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I can definitely see using these outside on the porches for parties or inside in the kitchen, on spring inspired tablescapes or even in the living room with a small bird’s nest on top. The possibilities are endless!

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We created these milk glass inspired cake stands this past fall and we use them all the time. Functional, pretty and budget friendly – that’s our jam, right guys?

See you guys back here tomorrow. I’ll share a succulent centerpiece that is so easy to make it probably take you longer to drive to town and pick out the succulents than it will take you to pull all of the elements together. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,