DIY Pet Beds

If there’s one thing we can say about our furry friends, it’s that they take their beauty rest very seriously. Fido spends about half his time snoozing, while Fluffy can sleep up to 20 hours a day. One of the best things you can do to keep your beloved pet comfortable is to get them a good bed. However, you don’t have to go broke buying pet furniture. There are lots of great DIY options you can try. Here, a Plano, TX vet lists some DIY pet bed ideas.


A hard shell suitcase can make a wonderful bed for a cat or small dog. Just remove or brace the top, so it doesn’t accidentally close on your furry friend. You can use paint or stencils to make it look nice.

End Table

There are lots of great options for turning end tables into attractive pet beds. If you have one with doors, start by removing the doors. To upcycle an end table or coffee table with four legs, turn it upside down. Then, just add paint or varnish and some comfy bedding.


An old dresser drawer can make a wonderful pet bed. Just add paint and pillows to dress it up. Presto!

TV Console

Retro-style TV consoles can have a new life as a bed for your furry friend. This one may take a bit more work than the other options, as you may need to cut and sand it into the shape you want before you can add paint and bedding. However, these beds can be both attractive and functional.

Pet Tent

Did you know that you can make a cute pet tent in just a few minutes? All you need is an old tee shirt and a hanger. Look online for step-by-step instructions.


An old sweater or sweatshirt is another good candidate for becoming a pet bed. You’ll need to get some pet-safe stuffing. Sew the wrists and torso together, in the shape of an O. Then, add the stuffing, and sew up the openings. Voila!


The key to making any of these options more attractive is to choose paint and fabrics that work with your décor. Don’t be afraid to experiment with bold colors or patterns!

Please contact us, your Plano, TX animal clinic, with any questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care. We are happy to help!

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