9 DIY projects to remember your loved one

"To be creative is to let little pieces of your heart go & place them into each project you make." - Pat Bravo

Creativity can help to heal your soul. Here are ten of our favorite DIY memorial craft projects to flex your creativity muscles. 

A beautiful way to honor the memory of a loved one is to create something for yourself as a way to express and work through your grief. These ideas also work wonderfully as a meaningful keepsake memorial gift for someone you know who has recently lost a loved one. 

1. DIY Photo Pendant
Carry your loved ones memory with you every day. String this DIY photo pendant on a necklace or bracelet. See instructions 

2. Dress shirt pillow keepsake
A touching way to repurpose grandpa’s flannel shirt.

3. DIY Christmas Ornament 
The holidays are a time to celebrate and create new family traditions. Here’s an idea for a memorable and sentimental gift to showcase for years and years.

4. Family memorial rocks
A beautiful way to decorate your garden and create a sacred place to remember family members who are no longer with us. 

5. Memory Jar
A wonderful way for a family to reflect back. You can keep a memory jar for each year. You can also write down special memories with a loved one who is no longer with you to share with generations to come. 

6. Dried flowers
A few idea to preserve and beautifully display funeral floral arrangement flowers.
Here are three different floral DIY ideas:

7. Photo luminaries
Shine light on those we love with this easy DIY photo luminaries tutorial. This project is easy enough to get the kids involved. 

8. Unique photo displays
Create a tribute to your loved one with these unique photo display ideas.

9.  Make art out of mother’s jewelry
Turn mother’s beautiful brooches, hair pins, pearl necklaces and baubles into art for your home that will keep her memory alive. 

Whether you are planning for a loved one, planning ahead for yourself we are here to help create meaningful memories for generations to come.