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DIY Memorial Crafts

Published: October 27, 2017

DIY Memorial Crafts

Losing a loved one is difficult.  Fortunately, we have our cherished memories. Have you every wanted to take those memories and create something tangible? Leclair’s Cremation Centre has put together a list of simple DIY projects to help commemorate your loved ones.


Throw pillows can be made from many different clothing items from your loved one.  Using a favourite shirt, dress or even ties can offer that special touch to a simple pillow. These can be especially helpful for children suffering a loss. Hugging a familiar piece of clothing as a comfy pillow is especially soothing. For some great ideas with easy to follow instructions visit the following links,

Christmas Ornaments

Hanging a memorial ornament on your Christmas tree will add that special touch to the holiday season.  You can get as creative as you like with this project.  An easy idea is photo ornaments that can capture special trips or memories that will make you smile.  If you are feeling especially crafty and adventurous try creating these glass ornaments.  With so many different options when it comes to ornaments, let your creative juices flow and make an ornament that will be special for you.


This idea has so many possibilities.  Creating a pendant that can be worn on a necklace or bracelet is not only easy but can be personalized how you see fit.  Whether you decide to put a picture or your loved one’s signature (which can be taken from old cards or notes written by your loved one) in the pendant, it is up to you.  If you visit any major crafting store, they should have all the material you need.

Wooden Blocks

Creating this wooden block project can provide you with the opportunity to add your favourite pictures to make a beautiful memorial unique to the person being remembered.

Photo Board

Making a memorial photo board can be a special experience for all involved.  It is always nice to sit and go through old pictures and reminisce.  Putting together a photo board with all your favourites that can be displayed for all to see will provide you with the opportunity to view your creation daily and remind you of all the great times and memories that were made.

Whichever way you decide to memorialize your loved one, just remember to keep it special and personal to you or the person you are making it for.  Having a memorial item is meant to make you smile during a difficult time and spending time working on a project can actually help you through the grieving process.

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