Easy and Beautiful Memorial Craft: Message In A Bottle

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Are you looking for a memorial craft idea? A memorial keepsake is a great way to remember a family member or friend. This memory jar is an easy craft that only takes a few supplies.

Memorial Day is coming and remembrance crafts can provide a much-needed creative outlet. With just a recycled bottle, some paper, and a solar light you can leave a message or write a memory for someone you miss.

Memorial Craft Supplies

  • A bottle
  • Solar light
  • Paper & pen
  • Optional – Adhesive

Memorial Craft Instructions

Decide whether you want large sheets of paper or small pieces of paper.

Use the paper to write memories, messages, or prayers for a loved one. Decide if this is something for many individuals to share or just for you.

Once all the memories, well wishes, messages, etc are collected, fold or roll up and place in the bottle.

I had this bottle, it came from Dollar Tree but you could easily use a recycled bottle.

Pull your solar light off the stem.

Place the solar light on top of the bottle.

*Optional – if placing outside you can use silicone to adhere the solar light onto the bottle and keep moisture out.

*If you want to be able to add more notes, then glue your light to a cork or lid that will close the bottle but allow you to open it later.

It will look like this in the evening.

You can place it by a bench or chair where you can think about the person you are writing about/too. This is a beautiful way for the entire family to reminisce or share prayers for recovery or a safe return.

You can see the video of items I made with Hometalk

More Memorial craft ideas


If you are looking for some more Memorial day crafts, or memorial projects, or want a memorial gift, here are some fantastic ideas

  • DIY photo pendant
  • Getting seed packets of the person’s favorite flowers
  • Grab some wooden frames, and put photos in them to hang
  • Create photo books
  • Make a thumbprint tree
  • Make a new homemade candle and transfer an image to it
  • Make a Christmas tree ornament
  • Grab some mason jars and put memories inside of those.

Any idea you choose will be a wonderful way to remember someone special. These will last a long time after the memorial service is gone. You’ll be able to have these for special Memorial day celebrations and remember and celebrate the great times. What do you think are you ready to make some memorial crafts? What creative ways do you celebrate? Let me know in the comments.

You might also be interested in 9 Celebration of Life Ideas to Honor Your Loved One

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Are you looking for a memorial craft? This easy craft only takes a few supplies and makes a wonderful gift when you're missing someone.

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12 Comments

  1. Gilmer Gal says:

    What a sweet sentiment. Thanks, Chas, for posting this

    1. Thank you so much and I’m glad you like it and the concept.

  2. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing and Pinning Marilyn, I appreciate it.

  3. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

  4. I love this idea for Memorial Day, but I didn’t see it before Memorial Day. So I was thinking that this would be a wonderful idea for a friend or neighbor to leave in their yard, especially with the social distancing we are doing right now. I have a couple of people in mind and am going to do it this week. I am really pretty excited about it! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you Amy and I love that idea. I’m flattered that you are going to create some of these and please let me know how it goes.

  5. Wow.. I emailed you back today and what a crazy thing as I scroll through.
    Again I really appreciate the fact that you interact with your audience. Still nothing got mind for Leanicia

    1. Thank you for your kind words, and let me know if you have any questions please.

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