Creative and Easy DIY Dog Bed Ideas

Did you know that you don’t have to buy a bed for your furry friend?

That’s right, you can make a bed for your pooch with your own hands!

All it takes is a little bit of creativity, old things lying around your house or a garage and some time to make it! It’s really that simple.

Here are some cute and awesome DIY dog bed ideas that’ll hopefully spark your imagination and allow you to make your dog a bed worthy of a king!

No-Sew Dog Bed

If you don’t know how to sew, and you want to put in minimal effort to give your doggy a great bed, then this bed is perfect for you.

It’s practical, inexpensive to make and, most importantly, customizable!

You can choose the size of it, and you can pick the materials you want to make it with.

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Simple Blanket Pet Bed

You won’t find a simpler way of making a dog bed than this one, well, at least if you know how to sew. All you need in this case is a pillow and a queen sized blanket.

Measure the pillow and mark its size on the sheet and cut. Sew it around the pillow and use the rest of the blanket to make a pillow case.

Put the pillow in it, and you’re set. Your dog will love it!

Sweat Shirt Dog Bed

Do you have a used hoodie that you love but it’s just too old to be worn? If you don’t want to get rid of it, and you want to make your dog happy while keeping the shirt, then this idea is for you. For making this cute bed, you’ll need these things:

  • Pillow or cushion filling
  • Thread
  • Yarn
  • Sewing needle
  • Pins
  • Scissors

If you’re a beginner at making dog beds and inexperienced at sewing, then this project is perfect for you.

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Inexpensive Bed for Your Dog

If you’re getting rid of your pillows and buying new ones, and you should definitely do that once in a while, don’t discard your old pillows.

They can prove to be perfect for this inexpensive dog bed! You’ll need iron-on Velcro, two pillows, a couple of old towels and some fabric.

In order to save money use any old fabric you have in your home or buy measure your pillows and buy exactly as much as you need. After that just follow the instructions in this video below.

Drawer Dog Bed

Old drawers can still serve a purpose, so if you’re remodeling your kitchen, remove the drawers from your closet and use them as dog beds.

Paint the drawer in a color that you like (just make sure to use low VAC paint) and put a pillow in it! Add some pillows, and a blanket to them and voila, your fur ball will have a new bed.

Of course, this dog bed option is only for those who have small dogs.

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Old Suitcase Dog Bed

Old suitcases, especially the ones you inherited from your parents and grandparents don’t look great at the airports, but they can still serve a purpose.

If you take the upper part of the suitcase off, and you put a pillow in the suitcase, you’ll have a great and cute retro dog bed that your pet will love.

The best thing about this project – You can make it with almost no budget at all.

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Old Tub Bed for Pets

Yes, your old bath tub can be your pets place to sleep, and it can even look great.

You just need to cut off one side of it, put a pillow or a blanket in it, and color it with your favorite color.

In addition to making your dog a cozy bed, you’ll get a chance to say to the people that you have a bath tub in the living room, so check out this DIY project.

bath tub dog bed

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Wooden Bed for Dogs

This quite simple and cozy bed will make your pet feel like a king of the house or your backyard. It’s very easy to make, practical to move, and rather easy to clean!

Start with a simple dog bed or a pillow, get some wood, measure it, cut it, and glue it together. In a couple of minutes your trusty companion will have a place to rest his soul after a long day of walking and running.

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Shipping Pallet Bed

You know that shipping pallet you never threw away? Guess what?

That was a wise decision, and your laziness has saved you. You now have the most important component for your dog’s new bed.

You can completely customize this bed, and it’s surprisingly easy to make. Follow the instructions provided by Saved by Love Creations, and in no time you’ll make a great dog bed.


Quick-Stitch Dog Bed

If you have a sewing machine, or you just know how to use the needle, then this quick-stitch dog bed might be the perfect choice for your pup.

It’s easy to make, and it won’t even take too much of your time.

In two hours or less, you’ll make a dog bed that looks store-bought despite being cheap and easy to make.

quick stich bed

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Simple Bed For Pets

Once again, a dog bed that’s easy to make.

With just a little bit of a memory foam or a pillow and fabric that you don’t really need for anything else, you can make a perfect bed for your dog.

This dog bed you’ll make even has a zipper, and that means that you’ll be able to wash it inside and out quickly at all times.

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Patchwork Dog Bed

Your friend will love lying on this extra comfy patchwork dog bed!

This bed is made from a simple patchwork method, and that means that it’s surprisingly easy to make and sew.

Carefully follow the instructions and in just a few hours or less, you’ll make a comfy and cozy bed for your pup.

patchwork dog bed

Easy Fleece Dog Bed

This easy to make dog bad will certainly make your pet bark with joy! This bed will be your dog’s favorite resting and cuddle location for years!

Of course, this means that your pet will spend less time on the couch, which is a big plus too. Buy wide fleece, matching thread and a bed pillow.

Find out how you can make a comfy bed for a dog for under 5 dollars!

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Classy Bed For Dogs

This bed is not that easy to make, but it’s absolutely awesome, and your furry buddy will never stop wagging his tail if you make this classy bed for him.

Get some upholstery fabric, a zipper, and a pillow and start making this king-sized dog bed!

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Martha Stewart's Dog Bed

If anyone knows how to make a proper dog bed – Martha Stewart knows.

After all, she’s America’s most trusted lifestyle expert!

Grab a thick foam core, a layer of orthopedic foam, and a ticking cover and watch this video. Make a bed that will reflect both yours and your pet’s needs.

Durable and Cheap Bed for Dogs

Is it possible to make a durable dog bed for under 25 dollars?

It is, and now you’ll see how. The only two things you’ll need are a memory foam and a piece of outdoor fabric.

This bed is absolutely perfect for any dog, and the greatest thing about it is that can survive all the biting and scratching.

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Awesome Wooden Dog Bed

Do you want your dog to have a bed that will look perfect in the cabin in the woods?

Then this is the perfect project for you.

You’ll need a pillow, pallets, plywood, furring strips, and lots of free time on your hands, but the end result will be worth your time, we promise you.

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Recycled Tire Bed

Do you want to make a dog bed but you don’t want to waste more than 2 hours of your time?

Do you have an old tire lying around somewhere in the garage? Then your dog bed is almost finished!

Grab that old tire, clean it (because paint won’t stick to dirt), dry it, and paint it.

Lay down the tire, put a pillow inside it and that’s it, you’re done!


Cozy Quilted Pet Bed

Quilts are not just for you anymore! Now they can be used to make dog beds.

If you have a quilt lying around somewhere, and you don’t know what to do with it – then consider making your dog happy.

Make this quilted bed for him.

Sure, you’ll have to spend a couple of hours with a needle in your hand, or behind a sewing machine, but it will be worth it!

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Final Words

These DIY dog bed ideas here are just that – ideas. You don’t have to follow the instructions closely. Let your imagination run wild, use whatever you have in your house and make your dogs a bed they will love!

Do you have a creative idea for a dog bed that we didn’t mention? Feel free to share it in the comments below.

1 Comment
  1. Hey Larry,

    All options we have to cheapen something and mainly do something well done and with love, are valid options.

    Soon I intend to adopt my puppy and these options are great for lower initial costs with accessories.

    Thanks for sharing. Hugs from Brazil.

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