Oreo Cookie Jar

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Project by doubleDD posted 09-22-2014 03:02 PM 1747 views 3 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My niece asked me if I could make her a cookie jar and the answer was yes. She then added if I could make it look like a Oreo cookie jar since her daughters love them. I thought about it for a couple seconds and replied yes. So the game was on.
My first attempt was a 3’’ mock-up consisting of maple and walnut. The coloring was not right at all. It looked more like a cream of wheat thingy than an oreo. I figured I had to paint and or stain it, and this was the result.
A dark stain for the cookie and white paint for the cream. I used a texturing tool on the cookie to give it a more realistic look and it turned out great. I made the handle look like a cup of milk, cause everyone knows the best way to eat oreo’s is by dunking them.
Stands 12’’ tall, 6’’ in dia. Made out of a willow tree log and maple for the handle. It will hold 3 stacks of Oreo’s.
Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 09-22-2014 03:17 PM

That’s a really nice cookie jar Dave, A great request from your niece and a nice thing to do to make a little girl happy. Well done!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 09-22-2014 03:24 PM

WOW What a great idea. It came out super!! Now can you make me one for Chips Ahoyu!!

Thanks for sharing, Dave!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 09-22-2014 03:25 PM

Ask and ye shall receive! Especially for a kid. You are a great Uncle and a job well done!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#4 posted 09-22-2014 03:36 PM


Looks good enough to eat!
... all you need is a large glass of milk… and attack it! :) LOL

Great idea.. job…

She will LOVE IT!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 09-22-2014 04:04 PM

Very clever Dave, makes me want to hit the Oreo jar here :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 09-22-2014 04:12 PM

HMMM… all of a sudden I’m hungry for cookies!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 09-22-2014 04:15 PM

Nicely executed cookie jar Dave. Nothing beats a cold glass of milk and a plate full of Oreos, double stuffed of course…LOL.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 09-22-2014 04:22 PM

What a great uncle! Very nicely done and looks like a stack of giant Oreos.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 09-22-2014 06:26 PM

That is really cool. Love it. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 09-22-2014 08:34 PM

What a great project! Love it.

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#11 posted 09-22-2014 08:49 PM

You pulled it off !....Looks great !....Well done

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#12 posted 09-22-2014 09:09 PM

Absolutely a grand slam job. Will look great in your niece’s kitchen.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#13 posted 09-22-2014 09:31 PM

I know what I am getting on my home tonight. COOKIES

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#14 posted 09-22-2014 11:21 PM

Thanks for the positive reply’s everyone. As usual it was a fun project. Thanks Tony, it was a good challenge, only they will get it next month near their birthday.

Thanks Jim. I like to see your version of a chips Ahoyu jar.

Uncle Stumpy, there are time they don’t get what they want. ha ha

Joe, did you notice the handle? It suppose to be their cup of milk. lol.

Bill ,Joe, always a good time for Oreo’s..It’s like Ice cream.

John, Hoss, hotncold, thanks for the kind words. I have to say it was different.

Lee, even those double stuffed ones are too rich for me. But I like them.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 09-22-2014 11:25 PM

kdc68, the first attempt was not so good, but we aim to please.

jay,can’t wait to give it to them and see their faces. It will be worth it.

Richard, I may join you tonight for a snack.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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