Do-it-yourself dog bed: 9 great ideas
I want my beloved pet to have all the best: his place, his bowls, and, of course, his own cozy couch. You can go shopping for a long time and choose houses and bedding - and you can never decide. How not to lose what your dog really likes? Actually there is nothing easier! Dogs feel love and care very well, and a self-made bed will be the best couch for them!
1. Round bench
Small decorative breeds of dogs are very fond of round sunbeds: they are warm, safe and you can hide from the outside world. You can do it yourself in just a few hours according to the simplest basic pattern. The diameter of the bottom depends on the size of your pet, which can be measured when the pet settles down comfortably - on average, it is 25-65 cm.
2. A couch for a dog
For such a bed will need a little more time and skill. From dense fabric, cut out the details for the bottom and the long side separately and fill them with holofiber or any other filler. The bottom can be first strengthened with thick cardboard, and then put a pillow inside.
3. Hoodie from a sweatshirt
If you still have an old warm sweatshirt, with the help of scissors and threads it can be turned into an ideal bed for a dog. Turn the jacket inside out and sew the collar, leaving a small hole. Then sew a line from the armpit to the armpit, sew the sleeves to the side and form the sides. It remains to fill the bed, put a pillow inside and sew all the edges.
4. Plywood bench on legs
To make your pet a real royal box, you need a sheet of plywood, several boards, stable metal legs and fasteners. Assemble a box from plywood with boards using self-tapping screws, or immediately take a ready-made pallet. Screw the legs, carefully sand the entire structure, primer and paint over.
It remains to put inside a pillow of a suitable size - and the bed for your dog is ready! You can supplement it with a toy box or decorate it with letters, laying out the name of the pet. And for the pet’s sleeper to be mobile, use wheels instead of legs.
5. A couch from a suitcase
For small dogs, an old, larger, hard suitcase is suitable, from which you will get an excellent couch in literally 20 minutes. You just need to cut or remove the top and put inside the mattress from a piece of foam rubber covered with a cloth. And further decor, painting, legs and other little things - at your discretion.
6. Bed with a fringe
An unnecessary fleece blanket can be turned into a warm and comfortable bed with a fringe. This fabric is comfortable in that it is not necessary to process the edges, so just leave 4-5 cm on the fringe and cut it. Put a pillow or filler inside and tie the fringe ribbons together. For this bed you do not even need a needle and thread!
7. Couch in a case
If your dog already has a couch, but it has gotten jammed and looks unpresentable, the easiest way is to cover it with a cover. Carpet fabric or other dense and durable material is well suited. If you make a cover on a fastener or ties - it can be easily removed to wash.
8. A couch in a dresser
An old chest of drawers can be turned into a cozy nest for a dog with minimal effort. It is enough to remove the bottom drawers, guides, fasteners and other potentially dangerous parts. The bottom and walls can be strengthened with thin sheets of plywood, and then - sand, sand and paint the chest of drawers from the inside. It remains only to put inside the pillow in size!
9. A couch from a stool or table
Using the same principle, you can also make an excellent dog bed out of an inverted stool or a bedside table. The primer, paint, decoration, pillow - all this remains unchanged. The peculiarity of such a house is in long legs that rise up. Complete the design with a light air canopy - and you will get a real royal bed!
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