Easy DIY Dog Bed

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Easy DIY Dpg Bed FacebookOur dog, Daisy, is a saint.  She puts up with so much from Avery it’s incredible. From having hats put on her, to being dressed in princess dresses, to having random items piled on top of her… 19598450_10154760296941452_1558837711585519215_nShe doesn’t react, she doesn’t growl, she just sits there and lets it happen.  She’s such a good girl.

All Daisy wants in life is a comfy place to sleep. The only problem is…she’s a blanket thief! Avery is NOT cool with this. When she  catches Daisy with her blankets or pillows or stuffed animals, she loses her cool. So I had to do something to make both of them happy.

Since Daisy seems to love fleece blankets the most, I decided to make her her own fleece blanket dog bed! I used an old pillow for the cushion, and added snaps along one edge for easy removal for washing!

This Easy DIY Dog Bed took me about 1 hour to complete, and that included the time I spent learning how to  attach snaps!

For your Easy DIY Dog Bed, you will need:

  • 1-2 yards of Fleece
    • This depends on how large your pillow is. I bought two yards of fleece (1 yard of each pattern) and used a standard pillow, and only ended up using half of the fleece.
  • Fabric scissors
  • pillow
  • heavy duty snaps and a snap setter
    Make a dog pillow Supplies

Step 1. Lay out your fleece with the backs facing each other/inside. Lay your pillow on top to measure out how much fabric you’ll need, and make sure you have enough  (I left about 4 1/2 inches on all sides) Make sure both pieces match up evenly, and trim any uneven sides.

Step 2. Cut out a square at each corner. Make these squares the same length you want your fringe to be. This will prevent the corners from getting bound up.

Step 3. Cut your fringe/strips along 3 sides (Leave one side for the snaps) Easy DIY Fleece Blanket Pillow

Step 4. Once all your fringe is cut, you can begin making knots. Grab each section and tie with a simple knot. Continue around the blanket until complete.Adding snaps to a blanket

Step 5. Now it’s gets extra fun! On the side where you’ll be adding the snaps (you could also use velcro or other closure) Fold the edge over so it forms a double layer, and a nice hem.  Make sure both layers are nice and even.

Step 6. Measure and mark where you’ll place the snaps (top and bottom)

Step 7. Attach the snaps as per your snap setter’s instructions. Stuff the pillow inside the blanket

Step 8. Stuff the pillow inside the case, and snap it up! It’s ready for your dog to use!

Easy Dog Pillow Dog Bed DIYLook at that face!!! I think she likes it!

And because it’s easy to wash, I don’t mind letting her use it outside!

Daisy loves her new dog bed

The only thing Daisy likes more than her snuggly new dog bed, is food.

She’s getting a bit older (she’s 8ish) and her vet recently put her on a diet (What I thought was a tumor, turned out to just be love handles! haha) and we’ve been trying to find a different food for her as she seems bored with her usual brand and flavor.  I found Purina® Pro Plan® Savor Adult Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice and thought it would be perfect for her.

Since we are all so busy this summer, and I hate lugging giant bags of dog food out of the store, into my car, out of the car, into the house, etc. I decided to order it on Amazon! Ordering from Amazon gives us more time to play in the yard and cuddle, rather than leaving Daisy home alone, while we are out shopping!

Order pet food with the Amazon app

It’s super easy to order using the amazon app! I just search for what I need, select the size and flavor, and add it to my cart!Order on Amazon appAnd, if that isn’t easy enough, Amazon has a subscription option call Subscribe & Save where you can sign up for a subscription service  for many of your favorite products! You won’t have to worry about running out!

Amazon Subscribe and SaveOrdering from Amazon.com and using Subscribe & Save gives your more time to do the thing you love–less paying, more playing!

Purina Amazon Not only will you Save $5 off your first purchase using Subscribe & Save but you will Save 5% when you subscribe for one product and up to 15% when you subscribe for five products!!  All that, plus the convenience of a subscription service? Wow! What a great deal!

Dog Food Delivery from Amazon

Daisy was thrilled to learn that those packages that were delivered were for her (Well, one for her and one for our cat, India, who received a case of Purina® Pro Plan® Wet Cat Food, Focus, Adult Urinary Tract Health.)Purina cat foodSo what do you think?  Don’t you love the convenience of ordering your pet’s food from Amazon.com?  Have you tried Subscribe & Save? Check it out, so you can spend less time shopping, and more time with your pets!

Purina Pro Plan Savor

For all the details on Subscribe & Save, and to find your pet’s favorites from Purina, check out the Purina Pet Pack page on Amazon by clicking HERE!

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