You don’t hear about our dogs much on here, but we have two lab mixes. Their names are Dixie (for Dixie Stampede for all you Pigeon Forge fans out there) and Napoleon (for Napolean Dynamite). They were our first babies. As frustrated as I get with having to clean up their hair at times, we love them. They are good dogs.
They have dog beds in our room. Whenever I let my OCD take over and go on a cleaning rampage (which is not often) I try to squish those things in our washer. They barely fit and are all bawled up in there, so I wonder how clean they really get.
My favorite dog bed is the slip cover style one I made for them myself. The problem is we have two dogs, so when ever they are downstairs and want on the bed. One usually claims the bed and the other an old blanket. The blanket has been like an ugly, slippery, hazard.
We needed another slip cover dog bed, so I just made myself finally do it. If you have an old blanket, some new fabric, and a sewing machine, you can make a cheap dog bed in minutes that costs barely nothing.
I simply folded my new fabric to make an envelope style pillow cover and slipped the blanket inside. If you need help learning how to make an envelope pillow case, I wrote about it here.
The thought behind this dog bed is we all probably have an old blanket we can use (or find one for a couple bucks at a thrift store) and can turn it into a cheap dog bed. I love that this style dog bed is so much easier to wash. I simply take off my cover, and throw it and the blanket into the washer, rather than trying to bend up the rather large pillow style dog beds that are sold in stores.
The beauty behind this dog bed is you can continually switch out the cover fabric. Once my dogs get it too nasty or I want a new look, I can easily make a new cover. It just takes sewing two lines!
We now have two dog beds in our living room. I no longer slip on that huge blue blanket, and I think the dogs like it. It’s a win-win.
If you didn’t catch yesterday’s post, I have a Wake Up & Do Good sign up for sale. I am also having a instagram sale on Monday with some of my latest creations. I will be posting pictures and you can claim the item right there in that feed. I would love for you to follow me there, if you don’t already!
I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Harriet Tanner says
That’s quite a nice idea! I have two old blankets that need to be thrown away or reused and new doggy beds is such a good option. My girls will learn some stuff about recycling and up-cycling with this small project.Thank you for sharing this nice idea. Greets!