5 DIY Dog Beds

Why spend a lot at the store when you can make your own dog bed? We’ve scoured the internet and found the best videos to show you how to make 5 DIY dog beds from materials you might already have at home. These dog beds are easy to make. And, you can add your own special touch to each one.

DIY Dog Bed: The Wooden Crate

This DIY dog bed is made out of a wooden crate and works best for smaller dog breeds. But, if you find a larger wooden crate, you can follow the same steps to make one for big dog, too!


  • Wooden crate (fit to size)
  • Hammer
  • Power drill
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Small wooden letters
  • Wood glue
  • Paw Stencil
  • Fabric


DIY Dog Bed Idea 2: The Pallet

Companies throw away shipping pallets all the time. Why not put them to good use? This one is a little more complicated, but worth it once it’s finished! This could also be a great bed for a Collie, a Lab, or an American Eskimo dog.


  • Pallet
  • Orbit sander
  • Power drill
  • Sandpaper
  • Gorilla glue
  • 4 wheels (option)
  • 4 corner braces
  • Wood screws


DIY Dog Bed Idea 3: The Teepee

A teepee for dogs? What a neat idea! And, it’s extremely easy to make. This could be an exciting dog bed for a small or medium-sized pup. Or… even a big dog like a Great Dane if you grab larger materials.


  • Measuring tape
  • Sander
  • 3 wooden dowels
  • Drill with drill bit
  • 4 pieces of flat wood
  • Fabric


DIY Dog Bed Idea 4: A Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Who knew you could make a dog bed out of an old t-shirt? Watch this video to learn the steps. This DIY dog bed works best for smaller dog breeds like a Pug, Chihuahua, or Corgi.


  • Long-sleeve T
  • Scissors
  • Foam sheets
  • Bleach
  • Pillow
  • Hot glue gun
  • Tape
  • String
  • Cotton filling



DIY Dog Bed Idea 5: The Old Dresser

If you have an old dresser hanging out in your house, let’s turn into a beautiful dog bed. Your dog will have plenty of room. And, his own little comfort zone. This could be an exciting idea for any size dog- just look for the right dresser.


  • Old dresser
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Sander and sanding materials
  • Screw driver
  • Paint and brushes
  • Tack cloth
  • Curtains


Time to Get Started

Which dog bed do you like best? Each dog bed has its own style. You might even want to make them all. So, grab your materials and get started. Your dog will love it!