The momma got all crafty on me the other night and decided to make a doggie bed for Amelia to have in her crate. Since I grew out of my destroying beds phase, the momma lets me have one of my Orvis beds in my crate. But, for the fosters, we usually have lots of sheets and fleece blankets, so if they chew them, it doesn't really matter. We've gone through lots of not so cheap dog beds by putting them in foster crates.
Miss. Amelia is practically perfect though, and she's not a huge fan of her crate. So, the momma thought of a low cost way to make her a doggie bed. It's water proof, it's super comfy, it's cheap and it's just big enough for an Amelia!
Here's what we started out with:
Memory Foam Topper $24 **
King Size Pillow Case $6 (came in a pack of two)
*You don't need a Corbin for this project, but it does help.
**The momma originally wanted a foam topper that's $10, but our Walmart was out of that specific item, and the momma isn't great with the patience when she wants to do something, so she splurged and bought the memory foam for $14 more.
Measuring and cutting
The momma laid out the pillow cover to measure how much foam she would need. Then she cut it. The foam came doubled over and the momma wanted to double it anyway, so this worked perfectly.
Here's a Bella nose and an Extra Large KONG to show you how thick it is.
After the momma cut the foam, she stuffed it in the pillow cover.
The Pillow Cover is water proof, so if Amelia ever has an accident in her crate, our super awesome bed won't be toasted. It also has a zipper to keep the foam inside, so there's no worry about it slipping and sliding and adding the temptation for chewing.
The momma covered it with a King Size pillow case
and HERE IT IS!!!!!!
It fits our smaller crate a little better.
This one is 36Lx24Wx27H.
I, of course, had to try it out right away to make sure it was good for my Amelia.
I stayed there for a while and took a nice snooze, so I think it'll do.
We made this Monday night, so Amelia had all day yesterday to hang out in it. And, do you know what happened this morning? When the momma was ready to leave for work... she came in My room and do you know what she found?
Amelia was ready for her day of snoozing!
The momma wend and bought the $10 foam when she found it, and now she wants to do more of these. Maybe even regular sized pillow sizes, and put two of them in the bigger crate instead of the 1 king size that's a tad small. Anyway, the momma has gone all crazy on this stuff now, so we'll have 900 doggie beds soon.
She also boosted up my sofa! My Orvis sofa has a removal cushion and none of us dogs have ever complained about it, but the momma always felt it lacked in the padding department. So she took the left over memory foam and put a piece on either side of the cushion, zippered it up and put it back in my sofa.....
It. Is. Awesome!
So, we thought we'd share with you our fun little project in case you were looking for cheap alternatives to wasting money on expensive doggie beds!
Oh, and here's a picture of me.