20 Unusual Urns For Ashes

We have made it our mission to source only the finest cremation urns from around the world. This has involved the team adding some unusual urns to our vast collection. But just because something is labelled unusual, it does not necessarily mean it has a negative connotation, it just means they are unique. Here are twenty of our most unusual urns. 

Unusual Ceramic Urns

1)  The Pinnacle Cremation Urn 

This urn combines modern art with symbolism. There is a candle situated at the top of this geometrically shaped urn, which adds a nice and unique twist. This urn could be suitable for a loved one who had a taste in modern art perhaps an interest in geometric shapes. 

Pictured below is the Pinnacle Cremation Urn.

Pinnacle Cremation Urn for Ashes by Window

 2) Light Cremation Urn

The light cremation urn is a unique and interesting urn, which you could place in your home. The tea light inside the urn can be lit to create a relaxing ambience, and the delicate curvatures of the ceramic is contemporary and eye catching.

Pictured below is the Light Cremation Urn

Unusual Light Cremation Urn Ceramic

Pictured below is the Light Ashes Keepsake Urn, which is matching smaller keepsake which can be used to hold a small portion of ashes.

Unusual Ceramic Light Ashes Keepsake Urn

You can find our whole collection of our Ceramic Cremation Urns here.

Unusual Porcelain Urns

3) Saudade Cremation Urn

Saudade translates to meaning the deep nostalgic feeling of missing a loved one. It describes both the happy and sad times that you may recall. The teardrop shape signifies the physical embodiment of this emotional time.

Pictured below is the Saudade Cremation Urn.

Unusual Saudade Cremation Urn Porcelain
The Porcelain Nephesh Urn has a unique shape, the word Nephesh translates to "soul". It shows tribute to the symbolic passage of life from the physical form. It is a tasteful way to commemorate your loved one and maintain their memory within it.

Pictured below is the Nephesh Cremation Urn.
Unusual Nephesh Cremation Urn Porcelain
You can find the whole collection of Porcelain Cremation Urns here

Unusual Biodegradable Urns

5) Journey Biodegradable Water Urn.  

This pillow shaped urn" has been handcrafted with water soluble biodegradable paper, which can used within an eco-friendly water burial. The paper is crafted using an ancient harvesting technique using the bark from a Mulberry tree, leaving the tree to continue to grow, unharmed.

Pictured below is the Journey Biodegradable Water Urn.  

Unusual Pillow Shaped Journey Biodegradable Water Urn
With this urn, due to being made from raw and organic materials (such as vegetable minerals with sand) it can be used within a water or a land burial. If you decide to use this urn for a water burial, it will start to dissolve in minutes, releasing your loved one into the water. With land burial, once buried, the urn will mix with the soil and slowly start to disperse your cherished one into the earth.

Pictured below is the SandSphere Biodegradable Urn.

Unusual SandSphere Biodegradable Urn
As life ends, it allows another one to begin and flourish. This urn represents this with its rounded cylinder shape, linking to the circle of life. Made with raw materials, this urn allows for a land or water burial.

Pictured below is the Arenae Biodegradable Water Urn

Unusual Arenae Biodegrable Water Urn

This is an eco-friendly option to commemorate your loved one's life, by growing a memory tree. It comes with a bamboo shell to protect the ashes until you have decided where to plant the urn. Once you have planted this urn with a sapling or seed, the bamboo shell can be kept as a keepsake. 

Pictured below is the Biodegradable Tree Urn.

Unusual Biodegradable Tree Urn

9) The Eco Water Biodegradable Urn

After placing your loved one's ashes into the biodegradable urn and placing it into the water, after roughly ten minutes of bobbing around at the surface, the bottom of the urn will start to slowly release your loved ones ashes into the flowing waves of the water. This is a beautiful departure, to become one with nature again. 

Pictured below is the Eco Water Biodegradable Urn.

Unusual Eco Water Biodegradable Urn

10) The Himalayan Rock Salt Biodegradable Urn

This beautiful urn has been entirely made of Himalayan rock salt, which has been sourced from the Himalayan mountains, which are 250 million years old. This urn comes with a water soluble bag to place your loved ones ashes into and then place within the urn. Once placing into the water, the urn will gracefully become submerged to the ocean, river or lake bed and disperse and dissolve within a maximum of four hours, depending on the weather conditions and movements of the water.

Pictured below is the Himalayan Rock Salt Biodegradable Urn.

Unusual Biodegradable Himalayan Rock Salt Urn
Unusual Biodegradable Himalayan Rock Salt Urn

The Biodegradable Himalayan Rock Salt is also available as a Keepsake Urn, as seen below.

Biodegradable Unusual Himalayan Rock Salt Keepsake Urn

11) The Serenity Dolphin Biodegradable Urn

This urn has been uniquely created using water soluble biodegradable paper, perfect for a water burial. There is a water soluble bag to place your angel's ashes in before placing them gently into the Serenity Dolphin. You do not need to use glue as a special cord is used to seal the urn shut. To have your loved one to become one with nature again, you gently place the urn onto the water, where it will float gently, before slowly sinking to the waterbed to disperse your cherished one's ashes. 

Pictured below is the Serenity Dolphin Biodegradable Urn.

Unusual Biodegradable Serenity Dolphin Urn

You can find the whole collection of Biodegradable Urns here.

Unusual Wood Urns

12) The Boot Cremation Urn

This boot urn can represent travelling, which could be a good choice of urn for your angel if they had an interest in travelling and being outdoors. This urn is made from wood, meaning it can be placed in the home, or even buried as it would decompose in roughly 2-5 years, releasing your loved one into the earth. 

Pictured below is the Boot Cremation Urn.

Unusual Boot Cremation Wood Urn
This urn can be used to cherish a beloved pet horse, or maybe even your family member who had a love for horses. It has been created from lime wood, meaning it is biodegradable. You could place your loved one in your home, or even bury them, releasing them to nature in about 2-5 years.

Pictured below is the Horse Head Cremation Urn.
This cremation urn could be used to honour your loved one's passion for riding their motorcycle, or even their interest in motorcycles. This piece has been sculpted by the finest wood, to place in your home, or return your cherished one to the world through the soil they are buried in to. The urn can naturally decompose within 2-5 years.

Pictured below is the Motorcycle Helmet Cremation Urn.
Unusual Wood Motorcycle Helment Cremation Urn
This urn could be a great way to commemorate a loved one who had a passion for boating or an interest in the open water. The urn resembles gracefully voyaging on the open seas. The Boat Cremation Urn has been carefully and beautifully carved out of lime wood by our artisans, therefore your angel could be placed in your home, or buried into the ground to decompose in 2-5 years, releasing your loved one's ashes into the earth.

Pictured below is the Boat Cremation Urn
Unusual Wood Boat Cremation Urn
This beautifully unique urn has been made from Swiss Pine wood, making it biodegradable. This means you could bury your loved ones ashes with this urn in the ground, giving back to nature. This urn could be suitable if your loved one had a green thumb and a love for nature.

Pictured below is the Mushroom Cremation Urn.
Unusual Wood Mushroom Cremation Urn
For smaller amounts of ashes there is a Mushroom Keepsake Urn available in our store. You can also explore our entire collection of Wood Cremation Urns.

Unusual Metal Urns

17) The Lotus Cremation Urn

The lotus flower stands beautifully. Even in the dirtiest of waters and hardships, they bloom and produce a beautiful flower, symbolising new life. It shows the purity of the heart and mind. This urn is suitable for indoor and outdoor use, as it is made from a variant of strong and durable materials to withstand any weather. 

Pictured below is the Lotus Cremation Urn. For smaller amounts of ashes, you can find the Miniature Lotus Keepsake Urn in our store.

Unusual Metal Lotus Cremation Urn
This urn could be suitable for a loved one that was a dreamer and had plenty of ambitions. The arms that stretch up on the urn could symbolise your angel's dreams ascending into the sky above. This could be a great way to symbolise a confident and bold loved one, with an eye-catching piece suitable for indoor and outdoor use due to its options of various different metals that can withstand the weather.

Pictured below is the Ascension Cremation Urn
Unusual Metal Ascension Cremation Urn
This urn was designed to resemble a tidal wave, representing the impact a loved one has had in your life. It slowly rises and gives you hope and high emotions, whilst flowing back into the sea to finally be at peace. This urn is a modern and sleek piece, which could be added to your home décor or placed outside. The Wave Cremation Urn could be a great choice of urn for an angel that possibly once loved being at the beach, watching or being in the waves.

Pictured below is the Wave Cremation Urn
This urn could be a good choice for a loved one who was a fan of tennis. The small ball that is placed on top of the smooth surface is what will hold your angel's ashes securely. There is a choice of different sustainable metals, to create your desired aesthetic to be placed in the home (Corten, stainless and waxed steel) or to be placed outdoors (stainless steel).

Pictured below is the Tennis Child Cremation Urn. This urn is also suitable for children's ashes. We also offer offer a keepsake variant, the Tennis Keepsake Cremation Urn.
Unusual Metal Kids Tennis Cremation Urn
Don't hesitate to check out our entire collection of Metal Cremation Urns.

We hope that this article has inspired you to think outside of the box for your loved one's resting place and to help think of different ways to commemorate their legacy they have left behind.

If there is anything that you would like to know please feel free to contact us and we can do our best to help guide you through this difficult time.

Phone Number: 0161 533 0805

Email: contact@urnsforangels.com