ISSUE 63  |  Do-It-Yourself

DIY: Scandi Sheepskin Dog Bed

March 14, 2013 5:30 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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Form meets function (and budget) with this DIY dog bed project spotted on Scandinavian blog Brigg. The bed is fashioned from a children's mattress, a single sheepskin, and a pair of leather belts. For more information, visit Brigg and stock up on our sources for the DIY below.

Above: A single mattress is stacked and folded into three tiers, then topped with a mattress pad, sheepskin, and wrangled together with two leather belts.

Above: The DIY bed is sized perfectly for small-scale canines.

Above L: Available at the UK Ikea store, the gray Ludde Sheepskin is £25. Above R: The white Tejn Faux Sheepskin is $9.99 from US Ikea.

Above: Ikea's Vyssa Slöa Crib Mattress has two different comfort surfaces: an eggbox-shaped surface for ventilation and pressure relief and a flat surface on the other side. Each side is covered in breathable jersey fabric and the entire mattress measures 52 inches long and 27 inches thick; $49.99.

Above: The Vyssa Tulta Mattress Pad is also made for a children's crib (it measures 52 by 28 inches) and is $12.99 from Ikea.

Above: Source a couple of vintage leather belts from Etsy, such as this Vintage Paul Stuart Leather Belt; $30 from Repurposeful Robyn. Alternatively, Urban Outfitters' BDG Skinny Leather Belt is currently on sale for $9.99 each.

Looking for more DIY projects? Peruse our archives for over 200 other DIY Ideas and if you're shopping for your dog, see our Gift Guide for the Well-Dressed Canine from Dogster Editor-in-Chief Janine Kahn.