DIY Cremation Ashes Urn

Just because you can buy one of our cremation urns for ashes, doesn't mean you should.

Cremation urns can be expensive, and many people choose to create their own urns. This guide will some ideas on how to make a simple, inexpensive cremation urn using materials that are readily available online or in craft stores. With a little creative thinking, you can create a cremation urn for ashes that is both unique and personal to your loved one.

Ice Urn

The urn will melt as it floats away. With no money or skill required, this is a low-cost way to have your loved one preserve their dignity in water for years after they've gone! Here's one idea for how to do it, but you can also customise the ice cremation urn by mixing other bidegardable material such as flowers witht he cremation ashes.


Papier-mâché cremation urns are a great way to celebrate your loved one's unique personality with a memorial that will last for years. The process is simple and inexpensive, making this type of tribute affordable even in the most stringent economy! They are particularly suited to a water burial for scattering the ashes.


To make your own personal cremation urn, you could repurpose something in your loved one's house. A jar or piece of pottery will do! If it's garden-related then consider planting a living memorial or use a plant pot - maybe even some decorative stones around its base? Find inspiration from where ever looks good on this one: tradition isn't always necessary when there are so many different ways we can pay our respects (and show them off) without following any rules at all. As long as it has a lid you can seal using adhesive, so you can protect the cremation ashes, it can be used.

Create a tattoo

Maybe not for everyone, but there is one way to permanently keep a loved one in your life. That is, with tattoo art that incorporates cremains. Tattoo artists can mix their ashes into the ink for a "living" visual reminder of them on you whichever part feels right!

As you can see, there are many ways to honor your loved one after they have passed away. While are urns for cremation ashes are more traditional, others ideas allow for a bit more creativity and flexibility.

No matter which option you choose, it is important to remember that the most important thing is to celebrate the life of your loved one and keep their memory alive.

What unique way have you found to commemorate the life of a departed loved one?

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