Puzzled by what to do with those ashes? Don’t worry, you don’t have to buy a plain Jane urn. There are lots of really fancy (and maybe a little creepy) things you can do with cremation remains. You can even have a teddy bear picnic with this family three-pack. (Funeral-urn.com)
Click through our gallery for 12 other unusual treatments for cremation ashes.
12 Unusual Way to Handle Cremation Ashes
1. Take a Dive
Going to a watery grave may not be your cup of tea but there are several companies that will place your remains in a living reef. It may sound a little fishy but it's actually pretty neat, especially if the deceased loved to be on the water.
Where to buy: Neptune Society, Eternal Reefs
Photo Source: www.neptunesociety.com/memorial-reef
2. Ink Up
Want a loved one to get under your skin permanently? Then body art that incorporates cremains is the way to go. Many tattoo artists will mix ashes with ink so that your friend or relative is always on your mind, or arm, or whatever body part your prefer.
Photo Source: www.facebook.com/pg/CremationTattoos/
3. Lock and Load
You can really hit 'em with your best shot when you have custom ammo created using your loved one's ashes. Perfect for the serious hunter or just any old firearm enthusiast.
Where to buy: HolySmoke
4. Get Busted
Who wouldn't want to wake up each day and see a replica of a human head filled with ashes looking at them? You supply photos and bam... your bust will soon be on its way. Not feeling it for your loved one? How about a celeb instead? The urns are not cheap but they sure are head turners.
Where to buy: Cremation Solutions
Photo Source: cremationsolutions.com
5. Tickle Your Fancy
Not too much we can say about this little beauty except that it might be perfect for the woman who has everything. You'll have to use your imagination for what this is or click on the link below to see the whole kit. The creator's website explains that "21 Grams is a memory-box that allows a widow to go back to the intimate memories of a lost beloved one."
Photo Source: marksturkenboom.com/Works/21-grams
6. Sparkle and Shine
If your loved one liked to give you bling then the perfect solution for his or her ashes is to have a diamond or other gemstone created. There are actually a lot of options out there when it comes to memorial jewelry.
Where to buy: Life Gems, Heart in Diamond, Algordanza
Photo Source: Ricky Artegis, Diamond Ring, cc 2.0
7. Have a Cup 'O Joe
Missing that morning chat with a loved one over a cup of coffee? No worries. You can have a cup made that incorporates their ashes in the ceramics. Gives a whole new meaning to having a cup of Joe.
Where to Buy: Justin Crowe Studios, Cremation Designs
Photo Source: justincrowestudio.com
8. Watch the Sands of Time
You always intended to pass the time with your loved one. You still can. Just have an hourglass made with his or her ashes. Like sands through the hourglass...
Where to Buy: In the Light Urns
Photo Source: www.inthelighturns.com
9. Get a Little Sketchy
Got a spot on your mantle that is just waiting for a picture of your loved one? Try something different and skip the watercolors. Go for a sketch made using his or her ashes.
Where to Buy: Cremation Solutions
Photo Source: cremationsolutions.com
11. Spin a Tune
Do you sing a happy song when you think of your loved one? If so, why not press that harmony into a real working vinyl record? Not sure about what to record? Don't worry, it can be an audio recording or just plain sounds.
Where to buy: Andvinyly
Photo Source: andvinyly.com
If you know of any others let us know and we’ll add them to the list. And don’t forget you can find lots of great options for cremation urns in our store.