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The Best DIY Projects for Your Four-Legged Friends

Are you crafty? Would you love to make your home more pet-friendly with a one-of-a-kind DIY piece of furniture?

We’ve got some great ideas for you. Thanks to a number of crafty bloggers out there, we’ve compiled some of our favorite DIY projects for pet-themed items.

These projects are a creative and eco-friendly way to show your pet how much you care.


DIY Pet Projects

End Table Bed

Want your small dog or cat to have a piece of furniture that really sets them apart? Why not follow Ki Nassauer’s lead and turn an end table into a small pet bed?

Pallet Dog Bed

Looking for a creative space for your pooch to take a rest? You can turn a pallet into a dog bed, like Claire did over at Camille Styles.

Desk Pet Station

Want a piece of accent furniture that serves a dual purpose? How about turning a vintage desk into a pet station, like they did over at Addicted 2 Decorating.


Outdoor Dog Bed

Do you and your pet spend quality time outside? The DIY Show Off blog got very creative by taking an old dresser drawer and turning it into an outdoor dog bed.

Sewing Cabinet Bed

Is your pet the center of attention? Give them a place of honor with this adorable bed made from a sewing cabinet – designed by the Eve of Reduction blog.


Wondering where to start? Take a trip to your favorite local thrift store to look for old furniture and supplies.

We like starting at our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore because they not only have a wide selection of low priced furniture, they also carry additional home improvement items – like paint, tools, trim, and much more. The creative potential for projects like these are limitless!


Have you had success with DIY projects for your pets? What did you make? Share your story in the comments.

Want more DIY projects? Check out these blogs.

DIY Dog Crafts For Mother’s Day

Deck The Halls With DIY Pet Decorations

About Shelby Cochran

Shelby Cochran is Director of Operations & Merchandising at dogIDs, where she helps the team move the company forward and also gets to work closely with the marketing and catalog departments. Shelby has a fiery little mutt named Simon as well as an odd cat, Gengar. When she’s not enjoying working with the team at dogIDs, she performs in community theatre productions.