Our furry friends, or fur children, can require a lot of attention from us. And, of course, we happily give into them. Those who say that owning a pet can get expensive knows exactly what they are talking about. We naturally want to give our pets the best, but often forget that we can also easily use DIY projects to recreate expensive items like dog beds.
Dog beds can get expensive, but luckily, we have five different ways for you to make your own DIY dog bed. You can essentially use these beds for any other pets you may have in your home too. With a little creativity and some elbow grease, you can effortlessly learn how to make the perfect bed for your fur baby.
Let's face it, some of us just aren't comfortable with using a sewing machine, or don't have the skillset to hand sew a bed. Thankfully, there is a pretty easy no-sew option that you can easily create for your pet. A DIY dog bed has never been easier.
When they say another person's trash is another's person's treasure, they were probably referring to this project. You will be taking an old side table, or nightstand with four legs, and turning it into a feminine castle-esque project.
Another simple dog bed option is to reuse an old wood palette for your bed. This is a simple process that you can finish within just a couple of hours.
Pet kennels are popular among pet owners. This DIY really takes a simple kennel and turns it into a household staple. With a finished product, you can have a pretty big kennel that doubles as a very useful table top. The instructions are for a big kennel; one that measures 24-inches wide x 27-inches tall x 36-inches long.
First, you'll need to follow the cut list, and cut all of the following pieces:
Another creative way to reduce and reuse is to repurpose something for your pet. Why not repurpose some of the items around your home for the ultimate DIY dog bed?
If you've been renewing some areas of your home, and buying new items like a dresser, try turning one of the drawers into a bed. Or use a basket or a wine crate for a similar effect. There are many ways to customize these items. You could send them down and paint them. Or you can line them with a cut, thick fabric and insert a palette for comfort. There are various ways you can make it cozy for your pet, and beautiful to look at.
You can also use a suitcase or even a tire to as a base for your pet's bed. There also the idea of using something like a wagon by removing the wheels and axel. You can also use your old sheets and pillows and easily make your DIY dog bed, and then add the stuffing. These are much easier DIY projects. All you need is to have a base to work with. Then you can work on the décor aspect of it in order to give your pet a brand new bed, and give your items a second life.
Upcycling is a creative and eco-friendly way to give your dog or cat a gorgeous new bed. There's no limit, it just all really depends on far you are willing to take on the project, and how much time you are willing to dedicate to it.
A happy pup makes for a happy home. It's not hard to keep your pet happy. You really just have to ensure that you pay attention to them and make sure that they are comfortable. Simple care and love are really what they need. Plus, it doesn't hurt to give them treats every now -- they deserve it! We have 7 homemade dog treats you need to share with your furry friends.