If you’re a pet lover, I’ve got a treat for you. I’ve collected a few different DIY pet beds that you can totally make in just a few hours – some of them won’t even take up that much time. If you’ve been meaning to buy your little doggie a bed but just can’t make yourself spend that much money – those things aren’t cheap you know – then you may want to DIY one instead, and I’ve found some of the easiest beds that you can make.
In addition to being cheap, these beds are also much better quality than many that you’ll find on store shelves. Their also made with love, which your doggies deserve, right? Most of them require only minimal work and even the ones that are a bit more complicated are still relatively easy. You love your pets, right? Don’t you want to give them a place of their own? From nightstand beds to no sew cushions, I’ve found so many different ways for you to show your little doggies so much love. Also, check out these amazing DIY dog toys that you can make for your little pooch, too.
I pamper my little pooches so much. I mean, from homemade dog food to homemade dog toys, I always want to show them love. Homemade is so much better than store bought in my opinion and my dogs really do feel spoiled with all the DIY stuff they get from me. There are also a number of DIY dog houses that you can make that will help you to spoil your little furry friends, too.
So, if you prefer to give your little doggies the DIY treatment, I think you’re going to love this collection of dog beds. There are so many wonderful ideas in here – even a Murphy bed! Whether you have a teacup sized pooch or something much larger, there’s a bed in here that is going to be perfect for his relaxation, and let’s face it – DIY is what we do best!
1. Broken End Table Bed
Instead of throwing out that broken end table, use it to create this adorable bed for your favorite little pooch. Turned upside down, the legs of this table make it look very regal as a bed. I love the white paint and when it’s finished, you just add something cushiony like a premade pet bed or pillow or even a cuddly blanket for him to sleep on.
2. DIY Dog Bed And Cabinet
This dog bed is also a great cabinet to store all of Fido’s toys, food, and other necessities. I love the idea of keeping everything together and the bed itself looks really comfortable. You can easily make this from an old nightstand or side table – just add a coat of paint and something comfortable for the bed area. I love how it’s personalized for your little pup and has everything right there within easy reach.
3. Raised Bed For Large Breeds
Larger breeds can find it difficult to get up and down when they grow older. This raised bed for larger breeds is a great way to help them be more comfortable, even before those golden years. With legs attached to the base, it’s raised off the floor just a bit and you just have to add a cushion for their total relaxation.
4. DIY Recycled Tire Bed
What a great idea for a dog bed! This recycled tire bed is so adorable and so very easy to make. You just basically clean an old tire, paint it, and then add cushioning. This probably isn’t the greatest bed for larger breeds – unless you’re using a tractor tire or something – but it’s perfect for small to medium sized dogs. You can have this entire bed made in just the time it takes for the paint to dry.
5. Dog Crate Nightstand
crate your little pooch in here as needed when you’re away. I love this idea – it’s so creative and solves the “where do I put the dog bed” problem.
6. Mid Century Style Dog Bed
I really love this little pet bed that’s raised on legs. Smaller dogs will adore this and a standard sized dog cushion fits in perfectly. You’ll build the bed from wood planks and then add the legs – which you could upcycle from an old table or chair. I like the bright colors that really give it a 1950s look and the entire design seems like it fits in with mid-century décor.
7. DIY Milk Crate Dog Bed
This cute little pet bed can be found on Etsy, but honestly, it wouldn’t take very long to make it. You can pick up wooden milk crates from most thrift stores and flea markets if you don’t have one on hand. Then just add casters if you want for legs and a nice pillow or pet cushion to the inside and you’re all set. This is probably a better bed for smaller dogs although you could find larger crates for those not-so-lapdogs.
8. No Sew DIY Dog Bed Pillow
So, you’re going to need a pillow for that bed – or this pillow could actually be the bed, however you prefer. This is a really easy no sew project that you will have finished in no time. The little fabric fringes on the sides are sure to please your little doggie and you’ll love the design itself. It looks complicated but it really isn’t and it’s really comfy for your little pooch.
9. Pant Leg Puppy Bed
This bed is so adorable – it looks like a lap so lapdogs are going to love it. This is also a no sew project and won’t take long at all to finish. You just find an old pair of jeans – something that you were going to throw out – and stuff with batting, old blankets, or anything to make them cushiony. Then let your little pup curl right up in his new “lap” and sleep away.
10. Pillow Bench DIY Pet Bed
This pet pillow bed does require some sewing, but it’s nothing that you can’t do by hand. You use thick fabric and stuff the bed with filler – like quilt batting. The walls are connected with ties, which you sew together beforehand. It’s not nearly as complicated as it looks and it makes a wonderfully comfortable bed for your little Spot. It looks so professionally done when it’s all put together, too.