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Make a Dog Bed

Updated on January 11, 2017

Make a Dog Bed, Make Lots of Dog Beds!

Make a dog bed during the weekend or in a few hours. This page contains pictures and ideas with links to tutorials to help make a dog bed for your favorite fur baby. Different styles for different dogs....

I've included a great link for animal advocate groups that will help them make elevated diy dog beds which are wonderful to gift to animal rescues and animal shelters. If you find a dog bed to your liking on this page, please share it with your dog loving friends. Make a dog bed and make a dog happy today! :)

(Lowes Creative Ideas has picture credit AND the info to make a dog bed with four posters. Find it here.)

Isn't this so cool??? Find out how to make a dog bed like this one here via designer Brian Patrick Flynn at

(Photo credit Brian Patrick Flynn)

Raised DIY Dog Bed with Webbing
Raised DIY Dog Bed with Webbing

Raised DIY Dog Bed with Webbing

This very cool and doable DIY dog bed was created by Jesse. Read about it on his blog and make one for your pooch too! :)

(Photo credit Jesse Breytenbach)

Stanley TR250 SharpShooter Plus Heavy-Duty Staple/Brad Nail Gun
Stanley TR250 SharpShooter Plus Heavy-Duty Staple/Brad Nail Gun

I LOVE my staple gun. This one is a sure thing! You'll need one to make this DIY dog bed.


Webbing for a DIY Dog Bed

I've worked with the polypro webbing on many diy projects. It's very strong and comes in a variety of colors and styles. .

Stanley 54-304 5-Ounce Magnetic Tack Hammer
Stanley 54-304 5-Ounce Magnetic Tack Hammer

If you prefer, use a tack hammer with tacks to install webbing instead of a staple gun.

Dog Bed Travel Cushion
Dog Bed Travel Cushion

Make a Dog Bed Travel Cushion

Use a towel and the instructions from Martha Stewart to make a dog bed travel cushion that's easy to care for and keeps your dog happy and comfy on trips.

(Photo credit Martha

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DIY Dog Bed - Fleece Tie No-Sew

DIY No-Sew Fleece Dog Bed
DIY No-Sew Fleece Dog Bed

User LilFiney on fashioned this simple fleece no-sew dog bed for her pup. It was so well received, she returned to the site and published a tutorial (with pictures!) so you can make a diy dog bed for a special canine in your life.

I love LilFiney's tutorial! The ONLY change I personally would make would be this: Before cutting the 4 inch long ties I would machine stitch 4 1/2" from the edge the entire circumference of the two joined circles leaving a 12 inch opening for stuffing the dog bed. This stitched line would serve to reinforce the joining of the two circles and hopefully prevent my dog from chewing on any stuffing that may possibly escape. :)

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

No Sew DIY Dog Bed Tutorial
No Sew DIY Dog Bed Tutorial

DIY Dog Bed - No Sew Version #2

Another version of the no-sew DIY dog bed can be found at the blog, Luigi & Me. This crafty lady stuffed her dog pillow with old clothes instead of buying store bought stuffing. She also cinched the center of the pillow with a piece of elastic. I think it looks great, don't you?

(Photo credit Luigi & Me blog)

DIY Elevated Dog Bed This is an AWESOME video!

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    • JuneNash profile image

      June Nash 5 years ago

      Love the lens! It has encouraged me to think seriously about making my own dog bed. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • norma-holt profile image

      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Great lens and featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2013. Now I miss my little girl all the more after reading this. She left me last Easter.