Wood Pet Cremation Urns and Pet Memorial Boxes
Upon the death of a beloved pet, many pet owners want some sort of remembrance. And, as part of this, some of these pet owners request that their pet be cremated and the cremated ashes to be returned.
Pet ashes are usually provided by the vet in plastic bags. Pet Cremation Urns are lidded vases or boxes made to hold the pet cremation ashes and (whether being kept as a memorial, entombed or buried) these Urns are typically sealed. Pet Memorial Boxes (Keepsake or Pet Memory Boxes) may also contain the pet cremation ashes, but more so other memoriabila and items associated with the pet. Sometimes Pet Memorial Boxes are permanently sealed, but often not. (Cremation Boxes / Urns for Human cremated ashes )
Vase-Type Wood Pet Urns - - - Pet Cremation Urns / Pet Memorial Urns
Most lidded wood vases can be used as Pet Cremation Urns if they have the capacity to hold the ashes. The lid typically sits on a lip which (with a few drops of an adhesive) can be permanently sealed. Typically cremation ashes are not placed in direct contact with wood containers, but the plastic bag can easily conform to the interior of a wood urn.
Decorative Multi-Wood Pet Cremation Urns
This large wood pet cremation urn combined Cherry, Maple and Walnut - displaying beautiful, natural color (no paint, stains or dyes needed) The urn and lid were hand-turned as one piece so that the unique color pattern continued into the lid.
Handmade, multi-wood pet urns can be unique, decorative home accents - without making it obvious as to what the urns actually contain.
Small Pet Urns - Large Pet Urns
Whether the pet be a small cat or a very large dog - if the urn has a lid and the capacity to hold the pet ashes, it can be used as a Pet Cremation Urn.
This small pet cremation urn was handmade from 'spalted' Maple with unique coloring and lots of character - reminding the pet owner of her precious 'nappy' pet. Coloring & texture of the wood can be more important than the shape or style of the urn.
Box-Type Wood Pet Cremation Urns & Pet Memorial Boxes
Pet Cremation Boxes are boxes made to hold the cremation ashes of a beloved pet, and are usually sealed. Pet Memorial Boxes (Keepsake Boxes and Pet Memory Boxes) are used to bring together all the important items associated with the deceased pet - photos, collar, favorite toys, awards, etc and many times include the pet cremation ashes. Often Pet Memorial Boxes are not sealed, so that the contents are readily available. Our handmade wood pet cremation boxes (as with all of our decorative wooden boxes) have the distinctive and deocraive box-joint corners.
Custom Made Pet Memorial Boxes
Even though any lidded box can be used as a Pet Memorial Box, many times they are custom made for the items to be kept, or for the pet owners personal wishes. This Hickory Pet Memorial Box (photo taken prior to varnish) was fashioned after another box the pet owner had found on our website. He liked the two-tone coloring which reminded him of his pet. The lid was made to fit tightly, and was going to be permanently sealed once the all the items were placed inside. The lid was simply engraved with the pet's name (see below).
Very Custom Engraved Pet Memorial Box
This Pet Memorial Box was a very custom order from the choice of wood (Cream Cherry), to the slanted top, to the laser engravings on the box front and on the hinged lid. This pet was a show dog with multiple awards (listed on the hinged lid). And a favorite photo was used for the front engraving.
VanEss Expressions does not do laser engraving, but have recently found a local engraver that does very nice, reasonable work - allowing us to offer laser engraving as an option for any of our handmade wood items. (wood laser engraving )
Pet Cremation / Memorial Products & Services
There are many websites offering Pet Cremation Urns and Pet Memorial Boxes, along with a variety of other pet related products and services. VanEss Expressions is a very small Minnesota woodworking business, creating original & custom handcrafted wood gifts and home decor - including handmade wood vases and decorative wooden boxes. We are not in the pet memorial services business, and do not offer the other pet services available; but we do offer unique custom made handcrafted wood Pet Cremation Urns and/or Pet Memorial Boxes as an alternative to the off-the-shelf products currently available.
If you are looking for an individually handmade wood Pet Cremation Urn or Pet Memorial Box, please Contact Us with your requirements & ideas, and we will see what we can do.