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How To Make Your Own Pet Bed

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Make Your Own Pet Bed
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If you have a pet at home, you almost certainly want to give it all the best, starting with a comfortable and pleasant space for it to relax. Although you can go to a pet store and buy a suitable bed, it is also possible to do it at home with some simple and everyday objects, a way to save money without sacrificing the welfare of your dog or cat. So we at OneHowTo.com explain how to make your own pet bed with some creative and simple tools.

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How to make a dog bed out of a tire

Tires that you're no longer using are ideal for lots of creative crafts, and certainly one of the best is turning them into a comfortable bed for your dog or cat by filling the center with a blanket or cushion. You just have to make sure it is thick and comfortable enough so that the dog can rest and be happy inside.

You can even paint it in your color of choice. You should also make sure to cut out any wires sticking out of the tire so your dog doesn't harm himself.

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How to make a pet bed out of a crate

Having an old tire on hand is not always easy, but if you want to make an original pet bed very cheaply, just get a wooden crate and make it the ideal resting place for your dog or cat.

You'll just need to get rid of one of the horizontal wooden slates, sand the crate down and paint or varnish it in your favorite color or pattern.

Then you'll only need to add a few cushions that are soft and comfortable and in minutes you'll see them enjoying this great space.

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A pet bed with a pillow or small cushion

For those wanting to avoid complications, simply place a comfortable cushion or small mattress on the floor where you want your pet to sleep and you will see just how much your pet loves it and never wants to leave. It will certainly enjoy its new resting place.

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Old furniture made into a pet bed

When the goal is to make pet beds using creativity, anything goes, even old furniture. A chest with drawers, a dresser or a shelf can be perfect for your dog or cat to rest comfortably. Simply place a pillow or cushion inside it to create a perfect and cheap space.

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How to make a pet bed out of a sweatshirt

This is a particularly creative idea! An old sweatshirt or jumper can become a great bed for your dog or cat, just stuff a cushion in the torso and padding in the arms to make it completely soft. Then sew it closed and the bed is ready. You'll have a unique and very cheap creation, ideal for those with sewing and crafting skills.

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