Do you need an urn or casket right now, or do you have the time to personalize?
Choose from Ready to Order, Personalized, or Custom.
Ready to Order
You can order right now from our collection. We have about 8 casket designs available that are ready to go as Stealth Caskets (set up as window seats, casket paraphernalia such as handles stored on the inside) or for immediate use. We can ship, or deliver locally within 2 days.
"Paula focused on the tribute to my father, that he so deserved. Her artistic skills created a lasting treasure of his life. She gave his passing the honor and distinction for the man he was, and wanted to be remembered as. My father was a unique individual and I would have been saddened to lay him to rest in a cookie cutter box. I LOVE what Dead Gorgeous Box is able to give to us at a time when we need so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you"
- Janet G.
We're with you. Why spend money on something that doesn't tell your story? In what universe was a polished box the right way to sum you up?
We have 3 options for artistic caskets:
• Our Ready to Order designs which are, you know, ready to go right now.
• Personalized: use one of our images or images of your own + some graphic design time to create an artistic casket with your messages, prayers, poems and story shared with images and text.
• Custom: Work with one of our artists to create an original canvas: like a mini-mural of the things you want to say and show.
You can go with our basic pine box casket, which we love because it can be used as a window seat and has lots of nice art area, or upgrade to a 1/2 couch poplar casket to get a more traditional look and more beautiful wood grain. Not as much art area with that one, but it's a have-your-cake-AND-eat-it type thing in that you get both the traditional look AND your art of choice.
A natural wood casket wrapped in the fine art print of your choice from our collection.
Embrace your loved one with art that honors their colorful life and speaks to the value of their connections and memory.
You can order right now from our image collection.
Starting at $4995
Placed on a natural wood casket, this option involves selecting a pre-painted canvas and adding graphic elements to make it your own.
Depict you loved ones life story or favorite things by adding graphics to your selected canvas. Add words, photos, poems or prayers that express the wonder of your special person or pet. You also have the option to bring your own family artwork* to strengthen the bonds of family stories and connections.
This memorial package includes a natural wood urn wrapped in your personalized canvas and a print to share. More prints available for an additional charge.
Schedule a creative call to go over options using our images or yours.
Starting at $5395
* high-resolution digital image needed, no copyright infringement.
What would you have - if you could really say what you wanted to on the casket?
A natural wood casket wrapped in an original painting on canvas.
You will work with an artist to select imagery, colors, textures and graphics so that your original canvas reflects the love you feel for your person or pet.
This memorial package includes the casket and 2 prints. More prints available for an additional charge.
This means your family will see a gorgeous piece of art by an experienced artist, have prints to proudly share with friends and family, as well as the connection that this is the art on the casket itself.
Schedule a creative call so we can find the most heartfelt way to give your important person or pet the best goodbye.
Starting at $6595
Paula listens. You will get the product you asked for and, with her artistic magic, it will be more than you can ever imagine.
- Natalie B.
Art Canvas Casket
A natural wood urn wrapped in the Fine Art Print of your choice to embrace your loved one with art that honors their colorful life.
Discounts on Fine Art Prints
Discounts on future fine art print purchases so that you can share this moment of memory with others who knew and cherished your person. (Discounts valid for 90 days)
Complimentary text on prints so you can add a personal saying, poem, or prayer.
Free Creative Session
Brainstorm the best ways to give your person a true send-off.
Option to bring your own family artwork* to strengthen the bonds of family stories and connection.
Fine Art Prints
Complimentary matching fine art print so that your family has an heirloom that shares your loved one’s light and soul
with friends and family for years to come.
Original Art Canvas
Original canvas by a local artist to create a moment of memory for you that truly represents & reflects your loved one's vibrancy and passion.
* high-resolution digital image needed (we can help), no copyright infringement.
Art adds beauty to my life. It also creates something that I can interact with mentally and emotionally to re-center myself and at times examine my feelings through different lenses. It always shines through and communicates both beauty and emotion.
- Ivan R.
You work directly with an experienced artist to have YOUR vision realized in a one-of-a-kind painting created especially for your loved one.
1/2 couch casket with panels, rural scenes with trees. Upgrade to 1/2 couch casket, starting at +$2495
Original painting on canvas by a local artist to create a moment of memory for you that truly represents and reflects their vibrancy and passion. This means your family will receive a gorgeous piece of art by a trained artist, prints to proudly share with friends and family, as well as the connection that this is the art on the casket itself.
You will work with the artist to select imagery, colors, textures, and graphics so that your original art canvas is a beautiful representation of your loved one.
Our Wisconsin-made caskets are made with locally sourced timber, 100 trees planted for every casket, so that you can support buying local and eco-friendly practices.
Coffins, domed-lid or "Stealth" window-seat style caskets available. Allow additional time for special delivery.
2 Complimentary Fine Art Prints ($140 value/print) so that your family has an heirloom that shares your loved one’s light and soul with friends and family for years to come.
Having art you love in your space is uplifting to the heart and soul. If you want to truly go out with a memorable bang, commission your box with Paula before you go.
- Dr. Marny T.
Paula fitting the swing-bar handle on a half-couch poplar casket. This style offers the more traditional domed-top look, with the lustre of polished wood AS WELL as your choice of artwork.
We Would Be Honored
We're in this because we value our people's stories. We want your story to carry on. There are people in our lives who are beacons, they shine and inspire the rest of us to do our best, live our best, live our real lives wholeheartedly with color and soul.
We love doing work that is meaningful, for people who care.
We would be honored to create a piece of art for you that helps you remember the joys and passions, quirks and achievements, of someone who has brought color into your life.
Paula, and the other artists of DGB