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5 More DIY Urns

Mar 2, 2020 11:47:00 AM / by Emily Sonderegger

In a previous blog post we highlighted some do it yourself urns that are not only personal, but beautiful to display. Here are 5 more ideas that you can use for the cremains of a loved one. 

Nesting Doll

Matryoshka dolls, or Russian nesting dolls, are a beautiful way to store cremains. You can either find a set that is already painted or purchase a kit with blank dolls that you can paint yourself to resemble your loved one. 


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Piggy Bank

Piggy banks come in all kinds of novelty shapes and designs, so why not use one as an urn? Just be sure to seal the coin slot with a piece of heavy duty tape or some caulk. 


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Perfume Bottle

Scent is one of the most powerful senses tied to memory so celebrate a loved one’s signature scent by using an empty bottle of their favorite perfume or cologne as an urn. 


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Hollowed out Book

If your loved one was a reader and you love a crafting project, you can get a hardback copy of their favorite novel and hollow out the pages to create a hidden compartment that you can use as an urn. It’s a meaningful, unique, and discreet way to display cremains. 


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Bullet Casing

If your loved one was an avid hunter, dividing their ashes into some empty bullet casings would be a unique way to honor their memory. It’s also a great way to divide ashes among multiple people. The casings can be displayed by themselves or stored in a keepsake box.


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Emily Sonderegger

Written by Emily Sonderegger