There's no better way to save money on dog beds... and nothing is more budget-friendly than free stuff! We can show you how to make your own pet beds, using the items you already own!
Stuffing (any kind, as explained in the following steps)
Start with 2 clean blankets. You will be cutting them up in the next few steps, so be sure to only choose blankets that are not important in any way.
Or, if you happen to have old fabric from another project laying around, that would be great as well!
Lay them out on a flat surface, one on top of the other.
For this "Make Your Own Dog Bed" demonstration I'll be making an oval shaped bed, no pattern required. In fact, a pattern isn't really necessary for any shape of dog bed.
If you notice in the picture above, I've taken my sharpie and drawn out a rectangle on the top blanket. The rectangle I've drawn is about 36 x 40 inches in size. This will make a medium sized dog bed.
Since the blanket is already rectangular, getting a nice rectangle is easy. To make an oval, simply take your sharpie and round off all four corners trying to make them somewhat even.
Don't worry about the marks. They won't be noticable at all unless you're making a white bed. In that case, use a child's machine-washable marker.
For a heart-shaped dog bed
If you choose to make another shape of dog bed, the directions are about the same.
For a heart-shaped bed, fold the blankets in half, draw half of a heart on the top blanket.
I would suggest a heart shape that was a little more rounded off, as opposed to the point on the bottom.
Also, be sure to check out Make your own dog bed, the bunk beds edition!