9 Fabulous Ways to Create a Modern DIY Dog Bed

diy dog bed ideas

Bored of the standard dog bed and thinking of upgrading to something to something more original? We’ve rounded up 9 of the most stunning, easy-to-build and customisable dog bed DIY’s for you to create. From no sew beds for newbies to doggy masterpieces for those looking to challenge themselves – we have the DIY dog bed for you!

DIY suitcase dog bed

Image: Zippy Paws

1. SUITCASE DOG BED

Although you may dream of whisking your pooch away with you in your suitcase it isn’t particularly advisable, so we’ve found an alternative! All you need to do is find or buy an old suitcase, remove or glue the lid open and add in a fun printed cushion. 

Make it: zippypaws.tumblr.com

diy dog teepee bed

Image: Dog Milk

2. TEEPEE DOG BED

The most unusual dog bed we have found is this teepee concoction from Ariele Alasko, a Brooklyn-based furniture builder. Slightly more challenging than other beds you may need to get some sewing experience first as this is a fiddly one. Follow instructions in this video from Anna to create your own.

Make it: dog-milk.com

3. DRAWER DOG BED

Got an old chest of drawers you have been meaning to get rid of for ages? Well now’s your motivation to do it! Simply paint your old drawers your desired colour, add in a pillow with a layer of burlap overtop and you’re done. Customise the front of the drawer in any way you can imagine, we recommend adding your pet’s name for that extra personal touch.

Make it: www.lizmarieblog.com

4. NEW SEW DIY DOG BED

Our top bed for the DIY newbie, this no-sew bed is made simply of fabric, fusing tape and stuffing, all easy obtainable from your nearest fabric or craft store. You can even make this bed reversible by adding a different fabric on the top and the bottom.

Make it: prettyfluffy.com

5. BEDSIDE TABLE DOG BED

For all those who can’t bear to part with your dog come nighttime this one is for you! Create a bedside table/dog bed hybrid by removing the bottom two drawers, painting (if needs be) and adding in a dog cushion. 

Make it: www.diynetwork.com

DIY dog bed ideas pallet

Image: Ruggy DIY

6. RUSTIC PALLET DOG BED

With so many pallet bed DIY’s out there it can be hard to choose the right one, but with clear  instructions and a stunning outcome, this is certainly our favourite. Easily customise this bed with different varnishes for the wood and upholstery.

Make it: ruggydiy.com

7. DIY DOG CRATE SIDE TABLE

Not all dogs beds are created for their aesthetics as there are some cases when dogs have to learn to sleep or stay in certain conditions. Dogs often need to spend time in crates whilst travelling, at the vets or staying in kennels. This crate is easily hidden by a curtain and is a stress-free way of ensuring they are happy and comfortable in any situation.

Make it: jennyfroh.com

8. MODERN DIY DOG BED

This bed is the perfect puppy perch from which to lounge about in the day on and sleep at night. Kate from Centsational Girl has chosen to use outside as a day bed for her dachshund but it works equally well inside. We love the stripey vibe and think it would look fabulous in  any colour combination!

Make it: centsationalgirl.com

9. MIDCENTURY DIY DOG BED

If you love midcentury style then this is the bed for you. Create a 60’s style bed using plywood and some paint which is sure to make a statement wherever you put it. Kat and Cam of Our Nerd Home opted for a bright blue and star trek themed print so let your imagination run wild…

Make it: ournerdhome.com

Have you DIY-ed a cool dog bed? If so give us even more inspiration by sending us a photo @STYLETAILS

Hattie Constance is a writer and blogger from West London now living in New Zealand with her two pugs, Bonnie and Scrappy. She spends her days working her way through Auckland's cafes or taking her dogs for walks along the beach. Outside of writing, Hattie has a huge passion for fitness and running - something her pugs do not!

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