Pet lovers, I have a DIY project you can make using things you probably have laying around your home. You only need 2 products besides your scissors and a measuring tape. Every spring I buy new pillows and what better way to recycle my old ones than with some cute and comfy dog beds? I’ve got some out of town trips coming up and while I usually take Peanut everywhere, he’s going to have to stay at a local kennel for about 5 days for one of them. I wanted to make something that would help him with the transition of being away from mommy, that would make him feel like he was at home and that he could sleep on, so, I decided to cut up one of his favorite flannel blankets and make a travel dog pillow for him. I’m letting him sleep on it now so by the time I leave, he’ll feel comforted by his bed. When we get back, I can throw it in the wash. His 2 best doggie buddies will be with him so I kept that in mind when designing the dog bed. They all 3 love to pile in the same dog bed so I already know they’ll all be piled up on the pillow. And that’s okay, all 3 of them are Chihuahuas and tiny little things so a standard size pillow was a perfect choice.
I got this idea off of Pinterest and if you click on my link, you’ll find hundreds of ideas to make DIY Recycled Travel Dog Beds of every sort and size.
Today’s dog bed is easy, no sew, and of course, when you use recycled products, you help save our landfills.
Cut fleece blanket in half. Cut off edging. Peanut is not making this easy for me.
With both pieces together, cut corners off, 5 inches on the long side and 4 inches on the short.
With both pieces still together, cut 1-inch strips all the way around.
Add pillow in between both pieces of flannel. Peanut continues to hinder my project.
Tie top and bottom pieces together in knots, all the way around.
That’s it. Happy dog, happy life.
I wash my pillows on delicate cycle and hang them out on the clothesline. I’ve never tried putting them in the dryer, so I am not sure how they’ll fair in one. If you decide to make your own DIY Recycled Travel Dog Bed, I’d love to see your finished product in the below comments.
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