We’re sharing how to create jadeite inspired cupcake stands as part of the Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop hosted by the always sweet and creative Cindy of County Road 407.
The Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop is a bimonthly series where we share our love of vintage, antique, farmhouse, and repurposed finds and ideas.
If you’ve missed any of the other installments, you can catch up here:
- How to Create Farmhouse Crocks from Paint Cans
- Easy Tips for Styling a Bookcase (last year’s reader-favorite #1 post)
- Simple Ways to Organize the Pantry with Baskets
- Simple Tips for a Fall Cider Bar
- Easy Ways to Decorate with Frames
- DIY Farmhouse Tool Caddy
If you’re coming over from Laura’s blog at Decor to Adore, welcome, we’re excited to have you here.
She totally had me at antique Bavarian china!
For the past few months, we’ve been trying to figure out what to do with our breakfast nook area. It’s one of those spaces that is constantly being redecorated because I just can’t decide what to do with it.
I loved it most when we had the gray floral Waverly curtains hung up. It felt like the perfect mix of French farmhouse and cottage style.
But then we decided to use that same Waverly fabric for one of the bedroom makeovers as part of the One Room Challenge and honestly, I’ve been looking for new breakfast nook fabric inspiration ever since.
While putting together a breakfast nook design board, I not only found the prettiest artichoke floral fabric I also found a beautiful jadeite cake stand which sparked the idea for this post.
These jadeite inspired cupcake stands are easy to make and budget-friendly too.
They’re a simple way to bring a little farmhouse charm to kitchen vignettes, seasonal tablescapes, and even porch or garden parties.
Here’s a look at what you’ll need to make a few Jadeite Inspired Cupcake Stands of your own…
Jadeite Inspired Cupcake Stand Supplies:
- Krylon Spray Paint in Pistachio
- Strong Adhesive Glue (we used E6000)
- 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)
Jadeite Inspired Cupcake Stand Steps:
Make sure your plates and candlestick holders are clean, dry, and completely free from dirt and debris.
You’ll need to make sure you use a small plate about the size of a cup and a saucer plate.
We were lucky enough to find these plates at the thrift store. It might be hard to see in this photo but the plate has really pretty etching underneath.
Spray Painting Tips and Tricks…
Since we wanted to recreate the look of jadeite, we chose Krylon spray paint in Pistachio which we were able to find on sale at Hobby Lobby.
Using caution, care, and following the instructions on the back of the spray paint can, we carefully spray-painted the glass plates and candlesticks in a well-ventilated area.
Be sure to flip the plates over so that you are painting the backside of the plate.
Spray multiple thin coats of paint, watch for drips, and allow plenty of drying time between each coat.
DO NOT allow the spray paint to come in contact with anything that may also come in contact with food as the paint is not food safe.
Once you have the candlesticks (base) and the glass plates (top) painted, let them dry for at least 24 hours.
Assembling the Cupcake Stands…
Using caution and care, carefully place E6000
around the rim of the candlestick
and gently place the glass plate on top.
If you’ve never used E6000 before, just a heads up it has a very offensive odor. You’ll definitely want to complete this step in a well-ventilated area and read all the instructions on the back of the E6000 label.
Make sure the plate is centered and even on the top of the candlestick base so your cupcake doesn’t fall off.
Wait another 24 hours before using the jadeite inspired cupcake stands as the glue will need time to completely adhere.
Super cute, right?
And so easy too!
I can definitely see using these jadeite inspired cupcake stands outside on the porches for parties, inside in the kitchen, on spring tablescapes, or even as part of a spring vignette!
Honestly, they’re all so versatile we use them throughout the year and in every season too!
Up next on the Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop is my sweet friend Ann of Dabbling and Decorating! She goes on all sorts of treasure hunting adventures so I know you’ll love her style.
Once you’re finished there be sure to check out the rest of these fabulous vintage and antique farmhouse-inspired ideas…
Other Spring Inspired Blog Posts to Enjoy:
- Easter Bunny Tablescape (shown above)
- Spring Home Tour & Hop Into Easter Blog Hop
- Simple Spring Porch Tour & Easter’s on Its Way Blog Hop
- 5 Ways to Style a Spring Basket
- The Easiest Way to DIY Robin Eggs