Here are ten of our favorite DIY memorial craft projects from around the web. A wonderful way to create a memorial gift for someone you know who has recently lost a loved one. Or, if you've been touched by a loss in the family, create something for yourself as a way to express and work through your grief, resulting in a keepsake rembrance for you to honor your loved one's memory.
Turn a large old picture frame into a contemporary-vintage rustic memorial photo collage using Polaroid-style prints and clothespins. Inspiration here.
Use your loved one's tank top to create a fun and stylish DIY tote. Tutorial here.
3. T-SHIRT TOTE
Similar idea, using a favorite t-shirt instead of a tank. No-sew bonus. Via Bloglovin'.
4. DIY PAPER MACHE BIODEGRADABLE CREMATION URN
Make your own eco-friendly biodegradable burial/scattering urn using paper mache. Tutorial for this and several other DIY cremation urns here.
5. DIY MEMORIAL PHOTO NECKLACE
Classic photo pendant tutorial from Saving with Sarah. Create your very own memorial photo necklace for just a couple dollars with a few basic crafting supplies.
6. DRESS SHIRT PILLOW KEEPSAKE
Want to make something out of a treasured button-up dress shirt? How about a comfy pillow that you can snuggle with any time you want! No-sew video tutorial here. Photo credit (and where you can order this without the DIY hassle) via Blessed Memory Quilts.
If your loved one loved books, this is the keepsake box memorial craft project for you. Tutorial here.
Nifty DIY memorial craft project that results in a fun pull-out photo memorial. H/T US Urns Online.
Cute idea to add a heartwarming memorial around the holidays. Use a scrap of clothing to make this adorable bird ornament for your Christmas tree. Tutorial here.
10. CROWDSOURCED MEMORIAL SCRAPBOOK
Take advantage of the collective memories and resources of everyone who attends the funeral service, and use the results to create a sweeping memorial tribute. Via US Urns Online.
Another use for a beloved t-shirt, this project is simple, easy, and results in a fun and beautiful work of art for the walls of your home. Check out the how-to over on At Home with the Barkers.