6 Adorable DIY Pet Bed Ideas (Frugal and Stylish!)
6 Creative Dog/Cat Beds You Can Make and Customize
Make your dog or cat a comfy bed with these creative DIY pet bed projects. Your pet will surely love his or her new bed and you’ll love how much money you’ll save by DIYing!
1. DIY Comfy Pet Bed with Tire
Here’s a simple no-sew DIY dog bed that you can have some fun creating! All you have to do paint your spare tire any color you like, and then stuff it with a comfy pillow!
- Motorcycle/Car Tire
2. Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed
Grab an old suitecase from the thrift store and you can easily make this cute DIY pet bed. I love all the possibilities there are with this project.
- Vintage Suitcase (hard shell)
- Tools (hammer, screwdriver, extreme muscle strength)
- Pillow Sham
3. No-Sew Pet Bed
Here’s another no-sew DIY dog bed and this one is nice and simple as well. It’s reversible too which is a nice touch!
- Home Decor Fabric
- Heavy Duty Fusing Tape for Heavy Fabrics (I used this, it was amazing.)
- Fabric Scissors
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Damp Cloth
- Pillow Batting
4. “Envelope” Dog Bed
If your fur baby likes to bury his/herself under blankets for extreme coziness, they’ll love this envelope dog bed! It’s soft, can cover them completely, and, well, just look at that cute face in the photo above!
- 3 Yards of heavy fleece
- Poly-Fil Pillow Stuffing
- Sewing Machine
5. Crib Mattress Dog Bed & DIY Mattress Cover
If you have an old crib mattress or can find a cheap one in your local area, use it to make one of these big DIY dog beds! This project will require a sewing machine though so keep that in mind.
Related: How to Repurpose an Old Crib
- 2 yards fabric
- 3 yards of 1″ fold over elastic
6. Patchwork Pet Bed
Last but not least, in true DIY nature, we have this patchwork pet bed project. Made from basically any fabrics you can find around the house, this one is cute and cheap.
- An assortment of old sweaters (at least 50% animal fiber such as wool, alpaca, cashmere, etc.)
- An old pillow
- Scrap paper and tape
- Scissors and/or rotary cutter
- Access to a washer, dryer, and sewing machine
When it comes to pets, they deserve to have their own special place to nap just as much as any other family member! Making a DIY pet bed is a great way to save money and add some uniqueness to your pets slumber area.
We hope that you have enjoyed these creative pet bed ideas and would love to know which one you plan on making. Let us know in the comments!
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