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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barrel Dog Bed
Fancy Dog Bed
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.