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Jadeite Inspired Cupcake Stands

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:

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!

Our Inspiration…

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 in one of the guest bedrooms at my childhood home, Loblolly, and honestly, I’ve been looking for fresh breakfast nook fabric inspiration ever since.

Loblolly French Country Inspired Guest Bedroom Makeover Reveal-The Crowned Goat

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.

So, 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!

You might also remember we used this same technique to create a DIY European Farmhouse Cake Stand, as well as, Milk Glass Inspired Cake Stands during the Fall.

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…

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Other DIY Milk Glass and Cake Stand Inspired Projects to Explore…

How to Make White Milk Glass Inspired Cake Stands

DIY Faux Milk Glass Inpired Cake Stands-The Crowned Goat

DIY European Farmhouse Cakestand

DIY European Farmhouse Cake Stand-The Crowned Goat

DIY Pink Milk Glass

DIY Pink Milk Glass-The Crowned Goat
Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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    1. I appreciate it ladies! That print was so pretty, it’s definitely a fave 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  1. Very pretty Coco! I love the jadite color. I’m thinking I need some of these in a turquoise color for a fun coastal table display.

    Thanks for the inspiration and the great tutorial!


    1. Thanks so much Nancy! Krylon also makes a pretty turquoise sea glass color that would be pretty at your house too! Hugs, CoCo

  2. I love these! I make stands like this but to paint them with this color is genius!
    Beautiful job 🙂

  3. These turned out beautifully Coco! I love that colour <3 I am working on one very similar using a candle stick and a turned over bowl right now. They are so easy to make you can just never have too many 😉

  4. You have the cutest ideas CoCo. Luv this so much???

    1. Thank you, Ann! I feel the same way about you all the time ? Big hugs, CoCo

  5. This is darling. I need to try this. That spray paint may have to be a staple in my decor.

    1. Thank you, Katie! This is such a pretty shade of green. Honestly, it’s so neutral you can pretty much use it in any season. Hugs, CoCo

  6. Coco,
    These are so pretty my friend. I love them and they look like the real thing!

    Have a great Saturday!


    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! They were really simple to make. I’m going to try some larger cake stands too because we use them all the time. They’re super easy to decorate around as well. Hugs for a happy Saturday, CoCo

  7. That pistachio-colored paint is a perfect stand-in for jadeite; I’m amazed. Love this idea, CoCo. I can totally see using these for my daughter’s wedding someday; she loves everything green. Pinning! Thanks for the idea!

    1. Isn’t it crazy, Lora! Sometimes the top of the paint spray paint can doesn’t really match up with the final product but this one definitely does. I’ve only tried it on glass so I definitely need to try it on another surface to see how the shade of green matches up. These would be so pretty at a wedding and they’re super easy to make too. Hugs, CoCo

  8. Brilliant! At first I was “yeah, like with all the stuff I collect I’m gonna start searching for jadeite cupcake stands now”. Then I kept reading. Was totally fooled by the faux. Already have everything but the spray paint. Thanks for a great Easter DIY.

    1. ha ha you’re giving me the giggles, Pamela! I know exactly what you mean about finding something new to hunt for. These cupcake stands are so easy to make and you can totally use them long past the Easter season. The shade of green is such a neutral and really pretty color. Hope your spring is a fun one, CoCo

  9. I just love this! I am a huge fan of jadeite, so I was so happy you shared the pistachio paint tip. I really want to try this. Great inspiration and I love how you styled everything. Such a great post CoCo!

    1. Thank you bunches, Kim! You could totally rock this idea. It’s super easy and you are crazy creative so I know you’ll have no problem making a fabulous set of your own. Big hugs and a happy weekend, CoCo

  10. Wow – I never would have thought that was faux! Plus the small size is so darling! You think of the coolest things CoCo! 🙂 And your photography as always, is beautiful. Thanks for another round of fabulous inspiration!

    1. I appreciate your sweet words so much, Barbara! I swear I take 200 pictures for each post and poo poo all but 10 ? I hear the words “Now is not the time to be a perfectionist, CoCo” a lot ? So excited you like this idea. You could totally rock it too! Hope you’ve had a fabulous weekend so far. Hugs, CoCo

  11. Oh my goodness, CoCo! Your cupcake stand is absolutely ADORABLE! I can’t believe how that color totally transformed that dish and candlestick and it highlighted that beautiful etching so much too! Such a simple but totally WOW idea! I can’t wait to get to my local thrift store and find some dishes to use! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

    1. You are so welcome, Christine! I’ve used this same idea for jadeite and milk glass too and they both turned out really cute. I haven’t been to the thrift store in forever but I’m hoping to go this week as well. Fingers crossed there will be lots of goodies. Hope your weekend has been a special one. Big hugs, CoCo

  12. Coco, you are speaking my love language! I adore jadeite and this is so easy and affordable. I would like to feature this post next week on Sunday Smiles.

    1. That would be so sweet of you, Laura, thank you so much! These cupcake stands are definitely easy to create and super affordable too. Plus, a cake stand would be cute as well. I might try that next. We use these all the time and in every season. They’re really versatile. Hope your weekend is a fun one, CoCo

  13. Oh my golly, I love how your DIY turned out! The pistachio color is perfect. Did you get the artichoke fabric? I hope to see it soon in a new redo of the breakfast nook If not, I know whatever you decide will be beautiful. Oh yeah! It’s exciting to see your number one post last year was a LOL hop. How cool is that? I really know it was the subject matter but I’m taking credit for it. 😉 Thanks for joining in. You always have the best ideas!

    1. You’re so sweet, Cindy! Believe me, you guys had everything to do with that post being such a popular one. I have yet to order the artichoke fabric and I cannot figure out why. It’s really pretty and I love it. But it’s definitely a bit busier pattern-wise than what I usually go for and it has color in it too – green, white, and gray ? Sometimes I can’t tell if I love it, love it, or if I just love it right now…and then there are the holidays…is it gonna work long term or is it too “spring-y” ?‍♀️ As my Dad would say (in his 2-star General voice) “For the love already, CoCo, you need to fish or cut bait”? I’ll send you the link! Big hugs and thanks for putting this fabulous group of ladies together, CoCo

  14. Hi CoCo, I have a small collection of jadeite, and I love these! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing your great idea. I also love the green and white napkins. Do you happen to know a link for them? You’re right–super cute!

    1. That’s so cool you collect jadeite, Marilyn! It’s really pretty. I picked those sweet napkins up at a thrift store several years ago. They don’t have a backing so I think someone may have made them. It’s hard to tell. Either way, I would love to have a few extra so I’m definitely keeping my eyes peeled for that pattern and I’ll let you know as soon as I find them or a similar fabric. Hope your weekend is a special one. Thanks so much for your kind words, CoCo

  15. I’m one of those that thought, “Hey how wonderful Jadeite cupcake stands, I’ve never seen these before”. Now I know why! I’ve made several of these several years ago, but that paint color makes it a dead ringer for the real deal. It’s amazing! Love it!! and Pinning of Course!

    1. I know, Debra! I could not believe how close the color was to Jadeite either. If I had room for another collection, I’d be spray painting all sorts of stuff ? Sending you hugs for a warm and happy Spring season, CoCo

    1. I really appreciate it, Rachel, thank you so much! And thank you for the sweet shout out too. Hope you have the best day – thanks for making mine, CoCo

  16. girl, you have the best style!!! I am completely inspired by every single picture that you share!!! And, of course, I am totally make one of those adorable cupcake stands!!! soooo cute and so creative!! love it!!!

    1. You are so sweet, Emily, thank you! That’s the way I feel about you every time I visit your blog and IG posts. Each and every image is amazing. Hope your spring season is filled with fun, CoCo

  17. I only have 3 pieces of “real” Jadeite so I was fascinated by this project. It is such a lovely spring color, too. Using the etched plates adds a lot of character–and that type of plate remains unloved at my local Goodwill! Great tutorial!

    1. So glad you like this post, Kathy! These were really easy to make and we use them all the time. I’m thankful that spring has arrived so we can get outside and spray paint again. Hope you find lots of goodies at Goodwill and your weekend is a special one, CoCo

  18. So glad you shared this paint color with us. I love jadeite and I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Pinned! xo Kathleen

    1. So glad you like this Kathleen! They are so much fun to make. I’m definitely going to try a larger cake stand soon. The color is SO close to the color of real jadeite. Can’t wait to see what you make. Hugs, CoCo

  19. These are so pretty CoCo! I love the idea and how beautiful they look throughout your decor. I’m excited to share with my followers in my weekly round up today!

    1. You are so sweet, Kristin, thank you so much! You would not believe how easy these were to make and to decorate with them too. Hugs and thank you for the sweet shoutout, CoCo

  20. CoCo, this is really up my alley! Such a clever and easy craft yet you can use these in so many ways. Now I need to track down some clear plates and short candle stick holders at thrift stores.
    I love that fabric, and would like to find something similar in a tan pattern.
    Thanks for sharing all your post at the Friday with Friends Link Party.

    1. You could totally do this project, Rachelle, and make it super cute too! They were super easy to make and we’ve used them throughout the year and all around the house too. I hope you find all the supplies you need. I can’t wait to start thrifting again. Hugs, CoCo

  21. Gorgeous. Pinned and can’t wait to go find Pistachio green paint.

  22. Never in a million years would I have guessed that this beautiful piece was hand made! I love it!

  23. I love jadeite CoCo, and now I can make it myself? Ahhh… you may have just created a monster here because, I am in love with this idea! I know I am always complimenting your photography, but you always hit it out of the park! I wish I had that talent. These stands would be so cute at the Easter table and beyond. Thank you for your inspiration once again.

  24. CoCo, I’ve never thought much about jadeite, but this is gorgeous. And I remember your post on DIY milk glass cake stands. I sent this post to my daughter and invited her to do it with me sometime soon. We love to go thrifting together–she for clothes and me for dishes–so it’ll be fun collecting the items to use. I’m looking forward to doing a mother/daughter project with her.

    Thanks for all your great ideas and gorgeous posts!

  25. What a fabulous DIY! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! I can’t get over how much that spray paint looks like jadeite! It turned out so pretty and is perfect for Spring decor! Pinning now!

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