6 Adorable DIY Pet Bed Ideas (Frugal and Stylish!)

DIY pet bed ideas

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

How to make a diy pet bed out of a 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!

Materials needed:

  • Motorcycle/Car Tire
  • Enamel
  • Tray
  • Cushion


2. Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed

DIY 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.

Materials needed:

  • Vintage Suitcase (hard shell)
  • Tools (hammer, screwdriver, extreme muscle strength)
  • Pillow
  • Pillow Sham


3. No-Sew Pet Bed

Reversible no-sew pet bed DIY

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!

Materials needed:

  • 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

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!

Materials needed:

  • 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

Materials needed:

  • 2 yards fabric
  • 3 yards of 1″ fold over elastic


6. Patchwork Pet Bed

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.

Materials needed:

  • An assortment of old sweaters (at least 50% animal fiber such as wool, alpaca, cashmere, etc.)
  • An old pillow
  • Scrap paper and tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors and/or rotary cutter
  • Pins
  • Access to a washer, dryer, and sewing machine


Final Thoughts

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!

More DIY Pet Projects:

DIY creative dog beds and cat beds

Types: Crafts, Sewing, Adult
Categories: Home, Pets, #StayHome

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