14 Adorable DIY Dog Beds
Help your dog relax and get a good night’s sleep with a comfortable custom dog bed. Here are 14 DIY dog beds you can easily build yourself.
Drawer Dog Bed
Check out a nearby thrift store or garage sale for old dresser drawers. The blogger from the Liz Marie Blog whitewashed the drawers, added some pillows and voila! Cute dog beds. If you enjoy finding ways to repurpose things, you’ll love this list of 80 items fantastically fit for repurposing.
Photo: Courtesy of Liz Marie Blog
Scrap Wood Dog Bed
This DIYer used some scrap wood to build a dog bed for her puppy and then used spray paint to add some color. After painting, she added fun details from the craft store and a comfortable pillow. See a video of the DIY wooden dog bed building process here.
Photo: Courtesy of Kims Life on YouTube
Suitcase Dog Bed
If you have an old suitcase, turn it into a dog bed! Look for a fabric that matches your home’s decor to cover the cushion. The Busy Bee Crafter has instructions and photos for how to transform a suitcase into a dog bed.
Photo: Courtesy of The Busy Bee Crafter
Firehose Dog Bed
This heavy-duty dog bed uses 4x4s, 2x4s and a fire hose. The DIYer built this design after her puppy destroyed two other dog beds. She found that this one holds up well to a destructive dog. For building instructions, visit Ana White.
Photo: Courtesy of Ana White
Pallet Dog Bed
This adorable dog bed is made from pallet wood. Use a sander to help smooth out the wood and pick out a fun paint color if you want the bed to stand out. For instructions on how to build a dog bed out of wood, visit The Charming Farmer.
Photo: Courtesy of The Charming Farmer
Apple Crate Dog Bed
Depending on the size of your dog, you may be able to use an old fruit crate as a dog bed. Look for apple crates at garage sales or thrift stores, and use a stencil to personalize the bed.
Photo: Courtesy of Apple Crates
PVC Dog Bed
For this project you’ll need some PVC pipe along with PVC fittings, some fabric and a cordless drill. This design would be a great outdoor bed to keep your pet comfortable in the shade when relaxing on the deck or patio. For design plans, check out the how-to instructions here.
Photo: Courtesy of PVC Fittings Online
No-Sew Dog Bed
This no-sew dog bed would make for a great rainy-day project. You just need some fabric, scissors and an old pillow. The simple step-by-step directions are available here.
Photo: Courtesy of Simply Skylee
Upcycled Dog Bed
This upcycled dog bed from Shabby Paints uses a headboard and footboard from an old bed frame with a small cushion to create a customized DIY dog bed frame. If you have a large dog, try using a crib mattress as a cushion.
Photo: Courtesy of Shabby Paints
Barrel Dog Bed
Photo: Courtesy of About Pet Life
Quilt Dog Bed
This quilt bed would be a great indoor warming station for your dog. The designer purchased an old quilt from a garage sale, cut it in half, sewed the ends together and stuffed it to build a dog bed. See more photos here.
Photo: Courtesy of Pioneer Kids
Fancy Dog Bed
Photo: Courtesy of Making Stuff on YouTube
Upcycled Computer Dog Bed
Don’t toss that old computer, upcycle it! This DIY pet bed uses an old iMac with the components removed and a small pillow is added to make for a cozy bed for a small dog. For instructions on how to build a dog bed like this, visit Green Moxie.
Photo: Courtesy of Green Moxie