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!
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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.
11. DIY Plywood Dog Bed
This DIY plywood bed can also double as a side table in the living room. If your pets tend to hang out with you during family time, this is the perfect little bed. Plus, you get a great looking side table to boot. You only need a single piece of plywood, plus a few other essentials and tools to create it – then just add a little blanket or pillow and you’re all set.
12. Repurposed Crib Dog Crate
ning it into a huge crate/bed is the perfect way to upcycle it. Plus, this project takes very little time and you don’t need a lot of other supplies. It’s also much more attractive than most of the crates that you buy in pet stores.
13. DIY Murphy Dog Bed
I love the idea of a dog bed that you can fold up when not in use. Actually, the whole Murphy bed design is great and that’s what this bed is based on. You can fold it up into itself when your little doggie is not using it so it stays up and out of the way. This one is an Ikea hack – and you know how much I love hacks. It’s a pretty easy project and your dogs are going to love this huge bed – about as much as you’ll love being able to put it away when it’s not in use.
14. Sweatshirt Dog Bed
This sweatshirt turned dog bed is one of the most creative things I’ve ever seen. You can easily turn an old sweater or sweatshirt into a bed for your beloved pet. You just have to fold and stuff – of course it’s a bit more complicated than that, but not much. Your dog will love having his own little bed and you’ll love the fact that this bed won’t cost you anything because it’s made from all upcycled stuff.
15. Upcycled Drawer Bed
Drawers are great for so many things from planters to this amazing pet bed. If you’re using an old dresser for another project, and you have a drawer that you don’t need, you can turn it into a really neat bed for your dog. You really don’t even have to do much to this unless you want to paint or stain it – then just add a nice cushion and you’re done.
16. Upcycled Television Console Bed
You remember when televisions came in wooden consoles, right? Did you know that you could upcycle those consoles and turn them into wonderful things? I love this television console turned doggie bed. It’s just so unique and so beautiful all at the same time. Plus, it’s very decorative so you can incorporate it right into your décor and even use the top for displaying knick knacks.
17. Vintage Suitcase Dog Bed
I’ve seen so many things made from vintage suitcases but I have to say, I’ve never seen one turned into a dog bed. I do love the idea, though. You’ll need to remove the lid – to keep doggie safe – and then just add a pillow. Depending on the size of your suitcase, a standard bed sized pillow may work. Add a pillow sham or decorative fabric and you’re all done. This is a bed that you can literally have made in under an hour.
18. Wine Barrel Dog Bed
How great is this wine barrel turned dog bed? I love the ingenuity of some of these projects. This one is great if you want a dog bed to match your rustic décor. It’s fairly easy to make and let’s face it, who doesn’t want a wine barrel as part of their home furnishings? I love how this looks when it’s finished and you can top it off with a homemade round pillow.
19. Galvanized Tub Bed
Galvanized tubs are great for a number of things – even creating attractive dog beds. You just have to clean up your tub, maybe add a coat of paint if you want, and then add some cushioning. This is a great idea for when you need your pet bed to be a bit mobile. It’s really easy to just pick up and move the tub whenever you need.
20. Shipping Pallet Dog Bed
This shipping pallet bed is great for beginning woodworkers and the colors can be customized to whatever you need. Note the little bed up in the corner. I love that for smaller dogs – but you could totally leave that off if you don’t need it. Overall, this project will probably take you a couple hours, including painting and adding the cushioning. It’s a simple yet really innovative bed design that’s so easy to DIY.