Does Hobby Lobby sell urns for ashes?
Hobby Lobby is famed and oft-frequented for their wonderful selection of craft, sewing, and home décor items. People often display cremation urns at home, so these memorial items can certainly be considered home décor.
So can you buy a cremation urn at Hobby Lobby - or, for that matter, at any other local store?
Let's find out.
Does Hobby Lobby sell cremation urns?
No, Hobby Lobby does not sell urns. There are no cremation urns on Hobby Lobby's store shelves. When you search online for urns at Hobby Lobby's website, there are zero results.
However, they may have a few items that can be used as an urn for ashes.
Before we get to that, here's our web search for "cremation urn":
As you can see, Hobby Lobby has no products or projects that could be described as a cremation urn.
We tried a variation, and looked for "urns for ashes" at Hobby Lobby:
Once again, they have no products or DIY tutorial ideas for urns for ashes.
Additionally, local places like Walmart, JoAnn's, Michael's, Costco, and others do not carry cremation urns in their stores (though a few of those offer urns online).
So where can you go to purchase a cremation urn in person?
Where to Get Urns Locally
Here are the most likely places to find a cremation urn near you.
1. Funeral Homes
Most funeral homes will have a selection of urns in their showroom, with some popular models in stock. Each funeral home will have their own way of doing things, but many tend to have a few on hand along with a catalog from which you can order.
2. Local Artists & Craft Markets
Scour social media, downtown Saturday markets, or anywhere else that artists exhibit their wares.
Frequently you will be able to find a pottery studio that might make you a ceramic urn, a woodworker who can make a wooden urn, or perhaps even a glassblower who would accept a commission for a glass art urn.
3. Repurpose Boxes or Containers
There's no law or regulation that says a cremation urn has to meet certain regulations. In fact, any box, bag, or container will do.
There are many household items that you can repurpose to be used as an urn. Some ideas include coffee tins, mason jars, and tackle boxes (perfect for someone who loved fishing!).
4. Make Your Own
For you crafty types who love to DIY, this is probably why you're looking into Hobby Lobby for urn ideas. You know you can make just about anything, so let us make this clear:
You don't have to buy an urn from the funeral home. You don't have to buy an "official" urn. You're free to buy, create, or use anything* you want as the urn for your loved one's ashes at home or for scattering.
*However, you may need to meet certain standards for urns that are buried in a cemetery or placed in a columbarium niche. Check with the cemetery or funeral home when making your plans.
Ideas for Hobby Lobby Cremation Urns
There are still plenty of ways to get a cremation urn from Hobby Lobby or other local stores.
First, Hobby Lobby and others often have a variety of jars, vases, chests, and containers that could hold at least a portion of the cremated remains.
Second, there are many materials you can use to make your own container from scratch. Ideas for DIY urns include:
- Paper mache (for a biodegradable burial or ocean burial urn)
- Ceramic or baked clay kits
- Build a wooden box or chest
- Paint or decorate a cardboard box for eco-friendly burial
- Adapt any jar, tin, or other container that comes with a lid
- Purchase a decorative wooden chest
- Finish a raw wood box or chest
Buying an Urn Online
Here at Urns Northwest, we have an abundant selection of attractive heirloom urns to honor your loved one.
Purchasing a cremation urn online is simple, affordable, and provides you with plenty of options. You can find many cheap imported options from online marketplaces such as Amazon, WalMart, or Costco.
If you're looking for something come enduring, we specialize in artisan-made items that are mostly made in the USA (though
Together Again Companion Urn
One of our most popular designs of all time, this wood urn boasts space to hold the remains of a husband and wife together. The inlay uses laser-etched woods layered in their natural colors to create a lifelike, intimate, and heartwarming 3-dimensional scene.
Authentic Wood Urn with Military Emblem
Made in the USA from solid wood, the Wooden Military Cremation Urn presents the perfect way to honor a military service member. Choose Walnut, Oak, Cherry, and more for the wood, along with military branch emblem and optional personalized inscription.
Ceramic Gold Cylinder Artisan Cremation Urn
The Ceramic Gold Cylinder Artisan Cremation Urn showcases a timeless beauty combined with a modern aesthetic. Handcrafted in Poland yet shipped to your door within just a few business days, this is a stunning choice to honor your beloved.
Wood Urn with 3D Deer Inlay Art
Our Deer Cremation Urn is a popular choice for hunters. Made from solid wood in the USA and available in your choice of genuine walnut, maple, oak, or mahogany.
Mother of Pearl Metal Urn
A gorgeous tribute from LoveUrns, the Mother of Pearl Urn is made from brass with hand-cut and inlaid mother of pearl accents.
Floral Heart Love Memorial Plaque Urn
Here's a plaque that looks like something you might find at Hobby Lobby. It's different in several respects:
- Made in the USA (not a cheap import)
- Handcrafted from hearty woods (not lightweight junk)
- Personalized (not mass produced)
- Holds cremated remains (wait... what??)
Yes, our one-of-a-kind line of Memorial Plaque Urns are made by hand right here in America and feature front and back panels that allow you to keep your loved one's ashes discreetly hidden in the plaque itself.
Be sure to check out all the beautiful designs!
Pink Neoteric Ceramic Urn for Ashes
The Pink Neoteric Ceramic Urn boasts a smooth, clean, sophisticated appearance with pink and blue hues. A stunning art memorial for your beloved.
Cherry Wood Urn with Art Carving
Solid cherry wood with a rich cherry stain makes the decorative carvings stand out all the more on this Cherry Wood Urn. It's been one of our most popular designs for many years.
Passage Ceramic Urn with Memorial Candle Holder
Hobby Lobby has many candles and candle holders. But they certainly don't have a memorial candle holder that doubles as a cremation urn and a gorgeous art piece worthy of any home.
The Passages Ceramic Urn with Memorial Candle Holder comes in many colors, including the "Craquelure" which is pictured above.
See all the colors here.
Maple Wood Urn with Custom Photo Engraving
Did you know that you can have your loved one's photo laser etched onto an attractively rustic wood urn? Made in the USA and personalized to order just for you, the Maple Wood Urn with Engraved Photo presents a tribute to your loved one's memory.
Classic Cultured Marble Urn in Sky Blue
Cultured marble is affordable yet long-lasting. These urns are beautiful enough to look great anywhere, and also durable enough to be buried in the ground (and you won't even need a burial vault). The Sky Blue Cultured Marble Urn is a wonderful choice, just one of many beautiful color options.
Dragonfly Raku Ceramic Urn
Raku fired urns are incredible to see in person, which explains why they are incredibly popular as cremation urns. This design features a dragonfly to memorialize your beloved.
Cardinal Wood Inlay Urn
Available here in your choice of walnut, oak, maple, or mahogany.
Bella Aegean Glass Urn
Our hand-blown glass urns are true works of art. This one is the Bella Hand Blown Glass Urn in Aegean Color, and we have many more color combinations in several different shape types for your consideration. Browse the whole collection of Glass Urns.
Military Memorial Urn Plaque
The ideal tribute for a fallen soldier, the Military Memorial Urn Plaque includes personalization of your beloved veteran's name, dates, and more along with the American Flag.
Lighthouse Urn with Coastal Inlay
Hobby Lobby has the market cornered on beach décor for ocean lovers. So if you frequent this beloved craft and home store, and if you also love lighthouses and the ocean, then you probably know exactly what we mean. But one thing that Hobby Lobby does not have is a cremation urn like this (as we've said, they don't offer urns at all).
Take a look at the Lighthouse Urn with Coastal Inlay. Made in America from your choice of solid wood (mahogany, maple, oak, or walnut), this just might be the perfect way to memorialize your loved one.
Tranquility Wood Urn for Ashes
The Tranquility Wood Turned Urn is a hand-turned walnut wood memorial crafted from a single block of found walnut wood. The artisan hunts through the forest to find fallen trees so that no trees are cut down to make these urns. The artist then takes the chunks of wood and crafts them by hand into something like the marvelous piece that you see here.
As you might suspect, the natural wood grain patterns are unique to each and every urn, so your loved one's urn will look different from the one pictured above (and be all the more special because of it).