If your house is anything like mine, there’s a pet bed in almost every room. Nike’s got a bed in the family room, our bedroom, both my husband’s office and mine, and in the basement where we often watch movies and sports. Although I don’t have an issue with her sitting beside us on the people furniture, having her own space is nice because it gives everyone enough room to stretch out and get comfy.
There are so many amazing pet beds on the market today, and to be honest, you can spend just about anything you want on a bed for your dog or cat. We’re big fans of the bumper bed for dogs from dogIDs, and Nike enjoys the AKC pet bed. She’s also perfectly happy fluffing up a blanket and nesting in it. That’s when I got the idea for the DIY no-sew pet bed.
This little project is perfect because I do not sew. Like, I can barely sew a button on a shirt. I love to do crafty things, but if they require a needle and thread, I’m usually not very interested. With this amazing little no-sew pet bed, there is literally no sewing. Just some cutting with scissors and some tying. Seriously, it’s that simple. You can create one of these beauties in under an hour. Take a look.
- 1/4 C coconut oil
- 1 t cinnamon
- 1 t chicken or beef bouillon granules
- 3 T baking soda
- 6 mint leaves, chopped
- Blend all ingredients well in a food processor until a paste forms.
- Keep finished mixture in a covered container.
- Use with a wet washcloth or a toothbrush on your dog's teeth and gums 2-3 times a week.
- Keeps for 7 days on the counter or 2 weeks in the fridge.
- If you keep in the fridge, you will have to let it set out for about 20 on the counter to softenen up before using.
A few tips and tricks:
- As shown above, you can really personalize your no-sew pet bed when you choose coordinating fabrics. I’ve chosen a printed fleece for the top of the bed, and a solid colored fleece for the bottom. There are so many options to choose from; see just a few of the different fleece colors and prints you can choose from here.
- When cutting the strips for the “fringe” on my bed, I prefer to use pinking shears rather than regular scissors. This is a personal choice, obviously, and using regular scissors is fine.
As you can see from Sampson’s face, the no-sew pet bed is a big hit. I’m betting your pets will love it, too!
If you decide to try this project, please share your photos with us over on our Facebook page! We’d love to see what you come up with!