Cookie Jar for a Doggie Friend

I promised a friend of mine a cookie jar for her Black Labrador, Yogi ages ago. I had thought I could find a nice large recyclable jar to use, but I never was able to find one.  I finally bought the same type I used for cocoa last year, hoping it was made of the sort of glass that would etch. Of course with all of the crazy things that went on in my life in the fall, the roof leak, the kitchen redo, Christmas and being sick it sat there and didn’t get done. Until now.

Originally I had simply intended to put his name on one side and maybe “cookies” or a picture of a dog, or a bone or something on the other. However I wasn’t thrilled with any of the picture options I had in any of my Cricut cartridges, and I didn’t think I could freehand something suitable so I decided to put his name on it and do something else.

I thought at first I might be able to buy a little figurine I didn’t find anything I liked, so I gave up on that idea fairly quickly.

My sister-in-law does the most wonderful things with Sculpey clay, and I have a large stash  so I decided to see if I could make a Black Lab for the lid of the jar. I had to call my sister-in-law for advice, but I’m pleased with how this turned out.

I didn’t take photos as I went along, so no tutorial. For an etching tutorial you can look here. I will do some more Sculpey and do some tutorials on that, it was really fun. My SIL does AWESOME stuff, and I wish she would do some tutorials for me!

BTW it IS time again for Handmade Monday!  Pop on over and check out all of the wonderful things everyone is doing.  I know we are all right back into the swing of things.  I’m going to go myself and get a few good ideas!  🙂  Thanks for stopping by.

As for Yogi’s jar, it’s going into the mail hopefully tomorrow so my friend can fill it up with cookies!  I hope he likes it.  He’s a good dog!  🙂



  1. Debbie says:

    It is awesome!

  2. Wendy says:

    Susie, that dog is so amazing – such character! reminds me a bit of Scooby Doo!!! I think you have a hidden talent there, am looking forward to seeing more clay work on your blog 🙂

  3. Jill says:

    He is lovely, well done. I bet you friend will be so pleased with her gift. Have a good week.

  4. This is a really lovely thing. Very clever old stick. Have a lovely week.

  5. Planet Penny says:

    He’s absolutely gorgeous! What a brilliant idea for a cookie jar…now I’m thinking along miniature dachshund lines!

  6. Caroline says:

    I love this the black lab for the top is so cute and with his name on the jar, wow. Your friend will be so pleased with this.

  7. Jam Dalory says:

    The labrador looks great and full of character. Your friend is going to be chuffed to bits with this. x

  8. mcrafts says:

    What a great idea and the little lab on top is gorgeous – I would love this and I’m sure your friend will too Mich x

  9. Oh I love that doggie!! Such a brilliant pose.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your sculpting work.

    Ali x

  10. A great idea for a gift, Yogi has a lovely face, well done.

    Jan x

  11. Helen says:

    The jar is fab x

  12. diane says:

    It looks fab!! You should be pleased with the outcome and the sculpture is brill!!!

    Well done xx

  13. redneedle says:

    Thanks for your lovely words of encouragement Susie. You’ve worked wonders with that clay, that dog is amazing!

  14. LDSVenus says:

    Oh my gosh, that is so amazing, Tim would love that for either his whippets or his African Gray parrot. 🙂

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