Hepper is reader-supported. When you buy via links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission at no cost to you. Learn more.

5 DIY Cat Beds You Can Make Today (With Pictures)

Nicole Cosgrove Profile Picture

By Nicole Cosgrove

ginger cat sleeping in its bed

Even when you buy your cat the luxurious, expensive cat bed that’s supposed to make your feline fall in love, they may turn their nose up at it and refuse to go near it. Such is the life of a cat owner. You never know what your cat is going to love or ignore. So, why spend so much money on a cat bed that might never see use?

Instead, if you have a bit of DIY skill and enthusiasm, you can build one of these 15 cat beds. They range in complexity from simple to extravagant, and the skills needed to complete each project vary just as widely. So, dive in and find a project that’s within your skill range and start building. At least then if your cat doesn’t like it, you’ll still get the benefit of having improved your skills during its making!

The 5 DIY Cat Beds You Can Make Today

1. Easy to Sew Your Own DIY Cat Bed

DIY cat bed
Image Credit: Kickingitwithkelly

As the name implies, this DIY cat bed is easy to sew, but you’ll probably want a sewing machine to do so. You could sew it by hand, but there’s quite a lot of stitching and it could take you a long while. If you’ve got a sewing machine, this project will be easy and quick for you to make and comfy for your cat.

2. Cat Condo from a Wood Pallet

DIY cat bed
Image Credit: Hoosierhomemade

We love projects that let us repurpose old materials, such as this cat condo that’s made from an old wooden pallet. You can often get these for free, and you might even have one laying around. With two levels in this cat condo, it has many uses for your cat and can even store its food up top along with both dishes and still have room to spare.

3. Purr-fect DIY Cat Bed

DIY cat bed
Image Credit: Seekatesew

This cat bed is more of a cat cave really, but it’s a bit different from other cat caves on this list as it features two ears that give it the rough shape of a cat’s head! You’ll probably want a sewing machine if you’re going to tackle this project, but it’s one of the coolest-looking of the bunch.

4. DIY Pet Bed Tutorial

DIY cat bed
Image Credit: Scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom

All you need to complete this DIY pet bed is an old pillow, a sewing machine, and a piece of fabric. The plans are easy to follow along with and the result is ultra-comfy and plush. Plus, it won’t cost you anything as you’ll likely already have all the necessary materials on hand.

5. Cardboard Box Cat Bed

DIY cat bed
Image Credit: Yourpurrfectkitty

Every cat owner knows that cats love cardboard boxes. Now, you can cover a cardboard box with your fabric of choice to offer your cat a bed it will actually love. What’s great about this project is that there’s no sewing required, and you can make this even if you have zero existing DIY skills. It’s a great project to jump into the DIY world by making something that will see regular use.

Final Thoughts

No matter your DIY skill level, there’s a project on this list that you can complete. These projects range from easy to complex, but all of them result in an awesome cat bed that your cat may or may not ever touch. Regardless, any of these projects will offer you an afternoon of fun as you put your DIY prowess to the test and see if you can make your project turn out as good as it looked in pictures!

See also: 9 Best Calming Collars For Cats – Reviews & Top Picks

Featured Image Credit: Alena Ozerova, Shutterstock

Related Articles

Further Reading

Vet Articles

Latest Vet Answers

The latest veterinarians' answers to questions from our database