Making your own cat bed is a fun and easy project that can be completed in just a few hours. Not only will you save money, but you’ll also have the satisfaction of knowing that you created something special just for your furry friend. Plus, cats love being up high, so a homemade cat bed is sure to please!
All you need to make your own cat bed is a few basic supplies and some imagination.
These 25+ DIY cat beds are cheap and easy to make. They’re also great because you can customize them to suit your cat’s individual preferences.
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DIY Custom Wooden Bed
I am sure you must have seen many wooden beds in your life. But I bet you didn’t see one that was made out of wood. Well, this is my version of a custom wooden bed. This project is simple, inexpensive, and requires no tools.
- Wood – 1×6 pine boards
- Cut your wood into two equal pieces.
- Sand the edges smoothly.
- Glue the two pieces together using screws.
- Let dry overnight.
- Use nails to hang the bed frame.
- This project is perfect for beginners.
- It’s a great gift idea for any occasion.
Additional project for your feline friend: DIY Cat Scratching Post
DIY Cat Sofa
This project is about creating a cat bed out of a sofa cushion. This is a perfect project for anyone looking to save money and create something unique.
- 1 Used sofa
- 1 Jigsaw
- 1 Foam Board
- 1 Construction Adhesive
- 1 Black Fabric
- Remove Cushion from Couch
- Measure Outline of Cushion
- Cut Out Shape Using Jigsaw
- Glue Down Cushion to Frame
- Attach Fabric
- Add Pillows
- Finished Product
Round Cat Bed and Bolster Pillow
This round cat bed and bolster pillow is made of durable polyester fabric and filled with soft foam. The round shape makes this cat bed and bolsters pillow perfect for cats who prefer to sleep curled up.
It’s designed to fit any standard-size cat bed or bolster pillow. This cat bed and bolster pillow feature a sturdy steel frame and a non-skid bottom to prevent sliding.
The round cat bed and bolster cushion are available in different sizes and colors.
- Durable polyester fabric
- Non-slip bottom
- Steel frame
- Filled with soft foam
- Dimensions: 16″ diameter x 13″ height
- Weight: 2 lbs.
- Material: Polyester fabric & foam
- Color: Black
How to Use:
Place the round cat bed and bolster pillows inside your cat’s favorite cat bed or bolster pillow to provide comfort and support.
Use the included wedge to adjust the height of the round cat bed and bolsters.
Additional build for your pet: DIY Cat Feeder Plans
DIY Cat House Using an Old TV Tray
If you’ve got an old TV tray lying around, put it to good use by turning it into a cozy cat house! This inexpensive project only takes a few minutes to complete, and your cat will love having their own private space to snooze in.
To get started, simply flip the tray over so that the underside is facing up. Then, add a layer of soft fabric, such as an old pillowcase or baby blanket. Finally, tuck your kitty in with their favorite toy or blankets, and they’ll be all set for a cozy nap!
No-Sew Cat Bed
All you need is a soft piece of fabric and a stuffable toy, such as a pillow or stuffed animal. Just put the stuffing inside the fabric and tie it closed. Voila – instant cat bed! You can also embellish the bed by adding ribbon or other decorations.
No-Sew Cat Tent From a T-Shirt
A cat tent is a must-have accessory for any kitty owner. But what about those days when you don’t feel like sewing? We’ve got you covered!
It’s simple to create a no-sew cat tent from a t-shirt. All you need is a pair of scissors, a needle, thread, and a piece of fabric.
- Cut out a rectangle of fabric measuring 4 inches wide by 6 inches tall.
- Fold the fabric lengthwise into thirds. Sew along one edge using a straight stitch.
- Open up the fabric and fold it back into fourths. Sew another seam across the bottom of the fabric.
- Turn the fabric right side out and iron it flat.
- Place the fabric over a cardboard box or similar container. Make sure the opening is large enough for your cat to enter.
- Thread the needle with string and tie off the ends.
- Put the cat inside and close the flap.
- Tie the string to secure the flap closed.
- Voila! You’re done!
Now you have a no-sew tent for your cat.
Easy and Stylish Cardboard Box Cat Bed
This cardboard box cat bed is perfect for cats who enjoy sleeping on something soft and cozy. This design is easy to assemble, and it’s durable and sturdy.
It’s made out of cardboard, so it won’t break easily. The top of this cat bed is removable, so you can access the inside for cleaning.
Cats love boxes, so this cardboard box cat bed is a great choice for any feline enthusiast.
- Cardboard box
Step 1: Cut the Box
Cut the cardboard box into two pieces. Make sure you cut along the side of the box, so you don’t accidentally cut off part of the box.
Step 2: Assemble the Box
Place one piece of the box on top of another, then glue it together. Use the glue to hold the sides of the box together.
Step 3: Add Decoration
Add decorations to the top of the box. You could use ribbon, string, or fabric strips.
Step 4: Enjoy!
Use this cardboard box cat bed whenever you’re looking for a comfortable place for your kitty to rest.
Crochet Cat Couch
For a simple yet stylish option, try crocheting a cat couch. This project only requires basic crochet skills and can be easily customized to suit your home décor. Use colorful yarn to make a bright and cheerful couch, or opt for more muted tones for a more subtle look.
DIY Crochet Cat Cave
This project can be completed in an afternoon using some leftover yarn and a little bit of stuffing. The finished product is a cozy little bed for your kitty to curl up in. To make your own DIY crochet cat cave, start by crocheting a simple oval shape. Then, crochet around the perimeter of the oval, making sure to leave an opening at one end. Once you have crocheted around the entire oval, stuff the bed with some soft fabric or stuffing. Finally, close up the opening, and your DIY crochet cat cave is complete!
DIY Crochet Cat Bed
A crochet cat bed is one of the cutest things ever made. This project is perfect for any cat lover. I think this would be a great gift for anyone who loves cats.
- Yarn – Any kind of yarn works fine.
- A Crochet Pattern
Step 1: Make the Base
Start off by making a base out of the yarn. The size of the base depends on the size of the cat bed you want to make. For example, if you want a small cat bed, then make a square shape. If you want a big cat bed, then make it into a rectangle.
Step 2: Add the Stitches
Once you have done this, add stitches onto the base. You can use any type of stitch you want. Just remember to change colors in every row.
Step 3: Attach the Top Layer
Attach the top layer to the base. Use the same method as the previous step.
Step 4: Finish Off
Finish off the edges of the cat bed using thread.
That’s it! Now you have a cute crochet cat bed.
DIY Soft Knit Cat Bed
This cat bed is made out of soft knit fabric. The fabric is knitted into a circle shape and then sewn together. This makes it durable and comfortable for your kitty.
- Sewing machine
Step 1: Cut the fabric into circles.
Cut the fabric into circles using scissors. Make sure to cut along the edges of the fabric.
Step 2: Fold the fabric in half.
Fold the fabric in half. Then fold it again.
Step 3: Sew the fabric together.
Sew the fabric together using a sewing machine. Use a zigzag stitch and sew a straight line across the fabric.
Step 4: Turn the fabric inside out.
Turn the fabric inside out. Now you can see the stitches.
Step 5: Remove the stitches.
Remove the stitches.
Step 6: Attach the zipper.
Attach the zipper to the backside of the cat bed.
Step 7: Add stuffing.
Add stuffing to the cat bed.
Tip: To add stuffing, use a needle and thread to poke holes in the center of the cat bed. Then stuff the cat bed until it is full.
Step 8: Finish the cat bed.
Finish the cat bed.
If you want to make this cat bed bigger, you can do so by adding more layers of fabric.
Try different fabrics to find one that works well for your cat.
DIY Coastal Cat Bed
For the beach-loving cat, this bed is perfect! Made with a recycled plastic basket, some sand, and a few shells, this bed can easily be made on a budget. Simply fill the basket with sand, add a few seashells for decoration, and place it in your cat’s favorite spot.
DIY Sweater Copper Bed
This project allows you to create a custom bed for your cat using materials found in your home. This project can be completed in under 30 minutes, and it requires no tools.
- 1/2″ copper pipe
- 2 3/8″ copper pipe
- 4 1/2′ piece of scrap wood
Step 1: Cut the Pipe
Cut the two pieces of 1/2″ copper piping into 6″ lengths. The length of the pipes depends on the size of the cat bed you plan to construct.
Step 2: Attach Pipes Together
Attach one end of each pipe together by drilling holes in the ends and driving screws through the holes.
Step 3: Attach the Wood Board
Drill three evenly spaced pilot holes in the center of the wood board. Drive screws through the pilot holes and into the wood board.
Step 4: Add the Copper Pipe
Place the copper pipe inside the wooden frame so that it sits flush against the bottom of the board. Use the hammer and nails to secure the copper pipe to the board.
Step 5: Fill With Catnip
Fill the bed with catnip to give your cat a sense of security.
Step 6: Enjoy!
Use this DIY project to create a comfortable cat bed for your feline friend.
DIY Cat Bed of a Vintage Suitcase
Looking for a unique and stylish way to keep your cat cozy? Why not upcycle an old suitcase into a one-of-a-kind bed? This simple DIY project is easy on the budget, and it repurposes an unwanted item in a fun and functional way.
To get started, simply find a vintage suitcase at a thrift store or garage sale.
Then, line the inside of the suitcase with a soft blanket or towel. For extra warmth and comfort, you can add a few pillows or stuffed animals.
Now your cat has her very own special bed that she can snuggle into whenever she wants.
Plus, you can take pride in knowing that you created it yourself!
DIY Wall-mounted Cat Hammock Bed
One of our favorites is the DIY wall-mounted cat hammock bed. This bed can be made using a simple canvas drop cloth, some cording, and a few dowels. The best part is that it can be hung at any height, making it perfect for cats who like to perch high up.
DIY Cat Tent Bed
One easy DIY cat bed is a tent bed. You can use an old tee shirt or towel to create a cozy space for your cat to curl up in. Simply cut two openings for your cat to enter and exit, and then sew or safety pin the openings shut. If you want, you can add a pillow or blanket to the inside of the tent for extra comfort.
DIY Printed Pillow Cat Bed With Catnip
This bed is not only easy on the budget but also easy to make. Simply find a pillow that your cat loves and print out a picture of your cat onto some fabric. Sew the picture onto the pillow and stuff it with catnip. Your cat will love snuggling up in this comfy bed.
DIY Cat Bed Shaped As a Cat Head
With a little creativity, you can easily turn everyday objects into perfect cat beds. For example, repurpose an old shoebox into a comfy cat bed shaped like a cat head.
Simply cut two eyeholes and a hole for the nose in the side of the box, and paint the features with non-toxic paint. Add a soft pillow or blanket inside, and voila! You’ve got a one-of-a-kind bed that your kitty is sure to love.
If you’re feeling extra ambitious, you can even add some fake fur to the outside of the box for a realistic touch.
DIY Covered Crate Cat Bed
A cat’s favorite place to sleep is right under his bed. But what happens when he gets too big to fit there anymore? He starts sleeping on top of the furniture instead. That’s where this DIY-covered crate comes in handy.
This project is perfect for any size cat. The dimensions of the cover are adjustable, so you can use it for small cats, medium-sized cats, and large cats.
- 2×8 wood boards
- 1/2″ plywood
- Plywood screws
- Wood glue
- Spray paint
Step 1: Cut the Boards
Measure out 3 feet of each board. Then cut each board into two pieces. Each piece should measure about 4 inches wide and 10 inches tall.
Step 2: Attach the Pieces Together
Use wood glue to attach the boards together. Make sure the edges line up perfectly. Let dry completely before sanding.
Step 3: Cover the Box
Cover the box using spray paint. Use a brush to apply the paint evenly across the entire surface. Let dry completely before adding the final touches.
Step 4: Add Decoration
Add decoration to the sides of the box. This could include a picture of your cat, a poem, or anything else you want.
Step 5: Enjoy!
Now your kitty has a cozy place to rest. And you know what they say… Cats love boxes.
DIY Cat Bed Of A Suitcase
This cat bed was made out of a suitcase.
They used a small suitcase and cut off the top part. Then added a piece of foam board to cover the inside of the case.
Then attached Velcro strips along the sides of the case. The Velcro strips were used to attach a blanket to the side of the case.
Once everything was done, they filled the case with shredded newspaper and then placed their kitty inside.
DIY Hanging Wooden Basket Bed
This was a pretty simple project, and I’m sure you could easily modify it to make one for yourself.
- 1/8″ plywood
- Wood glue
- 2x 4s
- Cut out the pieces for the base. Make sure to cut out the holes for the screws.
- Attach the wood glue to the backside of each piece. Be careful not to let any of the edges touches. Let dry completely.
- Attach the pieces together using the nails and screws.
- Drill two small holes near the top of the base. These will be used to hang the basket.
- Glue the catnip inside the basket.
- Hang the basket where you want it.
- Add catnip to the top of the basket.
- Use the nippers to pinch off the ends of the catnip.
Personalized DIY Cat Bed
You’ll need a rectangular piece of foam (you can find this at most craft stores), some fabric, and a pillowcase. Begin by wrapping the foam in the fabric, making sure to leave enough fabric to wrap around the edges of the foam. Next, slip the pillowcase over the foam, tucking in the excess fabric. Finally, fluff up the pillowcase, and voila – you’ve got a personalized cat bed!
Rope Kitty DIY Cat Bed
Rope kitties are cute, cuddly, and very popular among cat owners. But what about those cats that don’t want to play with toys? They’d rather sleep than play. What’s a loving owner to do? Well, there’s no better solution than a homemade cat bed. This rope kitty bed is perfect for any cat lover.
- 1/8 inch thick rope
- 2 feet of 3/4″ diameter PVC pipe
- Cut the rope into 4 equal pieces.
- Wrap one piece of rope around each end of the pipe.
- Tie each end of the rope securely using tape.
- Place the rope kitty bed in an area where your cat spends most of its time sleeping.
- Leave the bed in place until your cat gets used to it. Then remove the bed and let your cat explore the rest of your home.
- The next time you see your cat sleeping on the bed, give him a gentle wake-up call. He may decide he likes it after all.
- Use the same method to create another rope kitty bed in different colors.
Easy Sew DIY Cat bed
You’ll need a piece of fabric (preferably something soft like flannel), a sewing machine, stuffing, and thread. Cut your fabric into two identical pieces, then Sew the long sides and one end together, leaving the other end open. Next, stuff the bed with stuffing, then sew the open end shut. Finally, use thread to stitch a border around the edge of your bed.
Simple DIY Cat Bed
This simple DIY cat bed project will allow you to create a comfortable bed for your kitty without breaking the bank.
- 2″ x 4″ board
- 1/8″ screws
- 1/2″ wood glue
- Wood filler
- Cut the two boards into equal lengths.
- Attach one side of each piece with wood glue and screws.
- Fill any gaps between the pieces with wood filler.
- Sand the edges smoothly using sandpaper.
- Add finishing touches such as paint and decorative trim.
- Enjoy a cozy place for your cat to rest.
Magic Carpet Cat Hammock
This bed Hangs from any doorframe and is sure to give your cat hours of enjoyment. Best of all, it only takes a few minutes to make! Simply cut a rectangle of fabric, sew the sides together, and then attach it to the doorframe with string or Velcro. Your cat will love napping in their new hammock, and you’ll love not having to spend a fortune on a pet bed.
Finally, cat beds are essential items for every cat owner. A well-designed cat bed will help keep your cat happy and healthy. It will also make him look more attractive. To create a good-looking cat bed, follow these simple steps.