Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Decorating with an Oversized Jug


You know you're from South Jersey when... you have BOOST! sent to you in Georgia.  BOOST! is a concentrated blend of citrus fruit syrup that you mix with water to make a drink.  I grew up drinking this stuff.  When my aunt visited N.J. she surprised me by bringing me home a jug.  I'm the only one in my house who likes BOOST! and since there was no way I could finish the entire jug before the expiration date, sadly most of it ended up down the drain.  Instead of tossing the jug I decided to reuse it.  

After washing out the jug and removing the label, it reminded me of Pottery Barn's Oversized Wine Bottles.

Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn 
Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn


For fun, I added a design to the front using a rub on transfer.

I filled the jug with a  few branches from my yard.






I love how it all came together!  An inexpensive way to bring a little spring inside.


I am linking this post to:
Sew Many Ways

75 comments:

  1. Love that jug!!! I've been looking for a large jug like that for my home too -- Great find and love what you did with it! :)

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  2. Simple easy idea, very nice.

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  3. Great idea I love it. Simple and easy for spring

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  4. I LOVE IT!!! I fiddled around with a jug I have, you can actually see it on my Spring Mantel post. I just could NOT figure out what to do with it. SO, kinda lamely I tied a piece of matching fabric on it. It's all I could think of!!

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  5. You are always thinking :) Very clever I like the added touch of the transfer. You should share it at the Cinch party that's going on :) Enjoy your day!!

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  6. Brandi that is such a sweet jug, I love the transfer! You are always so clever. I have never heard of Boost.
    xoxo

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  7. Great idea! It looks perfect. Love the transfer...totally looks like something Pottery Barn would sell!

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  8. I've never heard of Boost either. Guess I'm a true southerner. But the jug is so neat! What you did with it is beautiful! PB has nothing on you!

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  9. I love it! Not only does it look great but will be a great reminder of a lovely part of your childhood! Being a lifelong Tennessean, I have never heard of it till today!

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  10. So cute! I think I have seen wine in a big ol jug like that! Great project!

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  11. Brandi I love it and think it is prettier then PB's! Love the decal you added to it and love your lamp too!

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  12. You always amaze me...this is such a good idea, looks great! I have not heard of Boost before, sounds like a good idea too! ;)

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  13. Oh, you are GOOOOD! I love, love, love your jug. What a great look with the greenery from the outside.
    Mary Alice

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  14. Large jugs are very vogue right now... and very expensive! I think you hit a home run with this project! And adding the decal was a brilliant idea!~
    Very inspiring!
    Yvonne

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  15. Love your large jug! Looks really nice with the branches!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Jennifer

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  16. You are a true artist! I love the way it looks:)

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  17. I love that idea! The rub on transfer is adorable and really adds to the jar.

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  18. I love it Brandi! It's also a great reminder of home. :)

    Dee

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  19. Você sempre pensa em tudo com mita criatividade... ficou lindo! Beijinhos

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  20. Great project! Seriously! It's beautiful and something I can easily do myself. Thanks girl. Have a wonderful day.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  21. This is SO cute.... and simple. I love it. I'm going to be looking for a jug like this next time we're in the states! Thanks for sharing Brandi!

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  22. Brandi, Pottery Barn's Oversized Wine Bottles have nothing on this. I like your use of the transfer decals. Good Job!

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  23. Hi Brandi!

    This is such a cute idea! Love the transfer...would have never thought of that. I always drool over those glass jugs of PB's. This is right there with PB.

    Must try this!

    Just had to peek in and see what you were up to. Miss you :)

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  24. I grew up in PA - near Philly and never heard of Boost! But I love that bottle! I have a collection of old demijohn wine bottles so I have a soft spot for them. This is such a fun project!

    Am pinning!

    So glad you joined our Cinch party!
    Kelly

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  25. What a great idea! That jug is a fabulous shape, and the transfer is inspired. We don't have that brand over here in the UK, but I'd look out for it for the jug alone! great blog - glad i found you!

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  26. This is so cool! I really love it ...

    Thanks so much for linking it up at our "It's a Cinch" party!

    :)

    Linda
    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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  27. What beautiful bottles! I love the creativity here :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  28. I love what you did with the bottle. The decal just sets it off and it looks great where you have it. I love bringing in branches from the outdoors, too.

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  29. Hi Brandi, that is every bit as fabulous as the PB ones. I've never heard of Boost. How did I miss that? My main computer bit the dust and now my backup laptop has joined it. I have to sneak a few minutes in on my daughters computer when she's not studying. I may be a little sporadic for a while...BOO HOO

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  30. Love this idea!!! Thank you! :-)

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  31. That was easy, peasy and turned out amazing!

    Love it!

    Thanks so much for linking it up at our "It's a Cinch" party!

    :)

    Linda
    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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  32. Love it, what a great project! I've never heard of boost, sounds good, though.

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  33. This looks so lovely. I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas as well :-) I’m visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays. Really like your blog.

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  34. LOVE!! I found a huge one at a garage sale a couple years ago and since then I've been trying to fill it with wine corks! It's not getting very full...maybe I should drink more wine! I LOVE what you did with yours! The options are endless!
    Kelle
    xoxo

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  35. I love what you've done here!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog & commenting!

    Your blog is LOVELY and the name..love it!

    I'm going to travel around your site now.

    Have a great day!

    Tina :-)

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  36. I LOVE this idea! You are so darn creative!

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  37. Great repurpose! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Spring Fling linky party, Brandi!
    igottacreate.blogspot.com

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  38. What a good idea! I love that jug. I don't think I've ever heard of boost before :)

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  39. What a beautiful project! I love it. Megan

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  40. Nice!!! I've never heard of Boost, but I want one of those jugs now... :)

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  41. Wow! I love that jug Brandi! Brilliant recycling and so, so pretty! The rub-on on the front is perfect and the branches are just the most lovely touch! Angie xo

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  42. I love reusing things in a new way, clever idea! Love the branches too and bringing greenery into the home.

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  43. Love it! Looks like SPRING! :)

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  44. I love how this came out! It is such a great upcycle craft!

    I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello,
    Michelle
    www.declicateconstruction.com

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  45. I absolutely love your jug. (I said jug...not jugs) :). Great decor ideas. Thanks so much for linking up to our party.
    Karah

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  46. What a brilliant idea! That looks sensational-I can't believe it was practically free!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  47. It is the perfect use for your bottle and I love the rub-on transfer! Thanks for sharing.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  48. Hi Brandi, what a great idea! Adding the decal really made it look like a designer piece. Thanks so much for linking to the Frugal Treasures Tuesday party. : )

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  49. Another congratulations for your awesome jug! I have one like this waiting to be repurposed and love the rub-on transfer that you chose. So glad this was featured from It's A Cinch so that I didn't miss it!

    Thanks for more inspiration,

    Claire @ alittlesomethinginthemeantime.blogspot.com

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  50. So pretty, and simple! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. I never heard about Boost but I think I'm going to love it...this is a wonderful idea! Over sized jugs are popping up all over in home decor and I love your idea. The rub on transfer is a brilliant idea... love the entire look:)Stopping by from Fine Craft Guild. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with us~Poppy

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  52. Oh my gosh Brandy, I love this. I am most definetly going to try this :)

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  53. Very nice!!! So Pottery Barnesque!! Is that a word?? Your home looks so nice, I want to see more!!! :)))

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  54. Oh I love that jug! And putting the decal on it was brilliant! It looks fabulous, Now I want one too:):) XO, Pinky

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  55. I need to keep an eye out for BOOST! I love how you put simple branches in it.

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  56. I have never heard of the drink but I do love the shape and size of the jug. I have started collecting some of the better bottles that are used in the house. This is a great idea and I like that you added the transfer.

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  57. Hi, Brandi

    Shut up,too cute! I just ran out to my recycle bin (before it was picked up) this morning and grabbed my large apple juice jar to do this DIY. Awesome tutorial.

    Hugs,

    Vanessa

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  58. Oh,Brandi, I just saw your jug this morning from your link to 320*Sycamore. I love your idea! It looks so pretty, but it made me sad that you threw out most of the BOOST!

    I wanted to mention that I've found that most food "expiration dates" are "best by" dates (in other words, if you use it by April 13, 2012, it will be at its best.) So, it won't hurt you to use it after the so-called "expiration date."

    Also, that seems like something you could freeze, to keep it longer, if you have the space.

    I hope you don't mind this long comment. Your home looks lovely!

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  59. Such a cool idea! thanks so much for linking up!
    Have a great weekend

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  60. Girlfriend,
    I'm from Riverton (not Riverside), but close enough and grew up with Boost. Now we have Boost slushies. Not sure if you remember the Mart and their soft pretzels, but a Boost slushie and a Mart soft pretzel are to die for.
    So glad I found you.
    I'll be following your blog.
    And what are you doing in Atlanta? I think that's what you said. The jug looks great BTW!
    Wendy

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  61. Girl, you never cease to amaze me!!That is so clever and pretty! PB is going to be bummed if they see it! :)

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  62. YAY South Jersey!
    (I'm from Hainesport, transplanted to Chicago)
    What a great re-use of the Boost jug!

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  63. Love it! I have a few of these jugs and the transfer idea never occurred to me. It really turned out nice!

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  64. OK, that just is cute. I just saw some clear jugs at a garage sale on Friday and thought what could I do with those?

    ~Bliss~

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  65. now we will all be looking for things in BIG bottles to buy. too cute

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  66. Sophistication at it best!!! That is fabulous I need to request big wine jugs on Freecycle;)

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  67. My grandmother gave me a similar jug full of pennies many years ago. I spent the pennies, but I have saved the jar all this time. I love how you used yours.

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