Get some great commemorative keepsake craft project ideas to celebrate special people and things.
There are all kinds of reasons that you might be reading a post about creative commemorative keepsake craft project ideas. There are many stages of life where we want to preserve memories or things or people that are important to us and many people want to do that in a way other than a photo album.
So today we’re going to share some creative keepsake craft ideas that you can make to commemorate, save, or reuse sentimental objects and photos to enjoy and use and love for a long time to come! These are NOT keepsake crafts just to memorialize a loved one (though of course that’s an option) but keepsake craft ideas to commemorate anything you want to remember!
Things to think about when making Keepsake Craft Projects
- Is this item irreplaceable?
If so, can you use a copy for your craft project to preserve the original?
- Is the item still useful?
If it’s still useful, consider if you can just use and enjoy it! I have my grandma’s old potato masher and I use it regularly and think of her every time I do! If it’s irreplaceable, but not still useful (for example, old t-shirts) then maybe using it for a craft project is fine
- Does anyone else find this item sentimental?
If you have siblings, or other family members who might care about the item in question, consider checking with them before you start. OR consider if there is a way to make a duplicate project to share!
- Will the craft project destroy the original?
This isn’t necessarily a deal-breaker, just something to think about. For example, I used my grandmother’s wedding dress for a project, and that did destroy it, but about half of the dress was in very poor condition so that was ok. Also, since I didn’t use the entire thing, I shared the leftover parts with my cousins so they could save them in their own ways (we discussed it together ahead of time). Another example is that I made something out of baseball cards for my husband and it destroyed them but I made sure that he chose cards he didn’t mind not having in regular condition anymore.
And, if the project will destroy the original and that isn’t ok, think about if you can use a replica (for example, a scan of a photo or document that is then reprinted for your project).
Are you ready for some keepsake craft project ideas?
- Wedding dress envelope clutch bag sewing project
- Keepsake vintage wedding dress necklace
- Baseball cards placemat
- Mother’s Day photo planter
- T-shirt quilts (Tatertots & Jello)
- Memory bear made from a loved-one’s shirt (Messy Stork)
- Memory Quilts
- Photo Ornaments
- DIY Photo Pendant (Mod Podge Rocks)
- Map crafts to commemorate a special place
- Photo Candles (A Beautiful Mess)
- Memory Shadow Box (Organize with Ease)
- Heirloom Display Boxes-LOVE this idea!
- Framed clothing (Apartment therapy)
- Handwritten Recipe Tea Towel (It’s Always Autumn)
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