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Have you shopped around for a cute dog bed lately? Well, don't bother if you want to find one that is both inexpensive and easy on the eyes. The trouble I've always had is finding one that fits in with my home decor.

I think the companies that make these dog beds are attempting to pick colors and patterns that will go with any decor, but herein lies the problem. These round, frumpy dog beds are usually an atrocious mix of pattern on top of pattern and clashing colors, which I guess is supposed to go with the color and style of any room...? Umm...fail! You probably know what I'm talking about if you have seen these generic dog beds at your local pet store.

So, for the people out there who want their dog to have his/her own comfortable space but who refuse to sacrifice style and a bunch of dough, I think I have a really simple solution. (If you like this, please consider visiting my blog for more DIY tutorials: http://31diy.blogspot.com. Thanks!)

Materials - 1.5 yards of fabric of your choice ($5 for mine); standard pillow (used or new for $6); sewing machine (mine was $22) (or plain old needle and thread will work); measuring tape ($1); scissors ($2)

Time - approximately 10 minutes

Step 1: Measure your pillow to determine how much fabric you will need

After you iron the fabric, lay it out and place the pillow on top. In order to save yourself from having to sew one of the sides, fold the fabric over one of the long sides of the pillow. From that point, measure around the other three sides adding 2.5 inches to each side.



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<p>Cool idea and cool dogs! :D</p>
:-) love your dogs! Good idea, but would need like 10 pillows for my two giants :-)
Your dogs seem to really like the bed, I bought a small bed for my cat and he never goes near it, maybe I should try making him one.
Is he adopted(the cat?) sometimes in shealters of previous ownners will use 'beds' to move them, or he may relate it to a kennel
Oh, he was adopted, I never thought of that, thanks.
Hmm...I wonder why. If you try making the bed with one of your old pillows, then maybe he will be drawn to it more than his store bought bed. I'm not sure if it works the same way for cats, but I know my dogs love things that smell like me. :)
That's a great idea thanks.
.&nbsp; Nice Ible<br> .<br> .&nbsp; Dogs rule!!<br> <br>
Thanks!

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