Bringing Home Poppy + DIY Dog Bed

Some exciting news at our house-- we brought home our puppy last week!! Meet Poppy, our 10 week old cockapoo (cocker spaniel + poodle)
 

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We are beyond excited and soooo in love with her!! DIY and home projects have definitely taken a back seat to the new addition to our household. That being said, I wanted to share a DIY project I completed before Poppy's arrival. I stated picking up items for her to make her feel comfy at her new home- crate, dog bed, blankets, bowls, chew toys, etc. I decided to make a bed for inside of her crate which is what I am sharing with you today.

I purchased two blankets from Dollarama for my material and spent a whopping $4. I laid one blanket on the floor, pattern down and the second on top of it with the pattern facing up.

I used my fabric scissors to cut little tassels around the edges of the blankets. Pull the blankets taut ever once in awhile to ensure the edges are still lined up.

Once all of the tasssles are cut, tie the two pieces into a knot to fasten the edges together.

Sorry for the bad lighting!

Sorry for the bad lighting!

I left one of the ends untied so that I could insert my stuffing from a spare pillow. Once filled, tie the remaining tassels.

Don't mind the lumpy appearance, since it is going in the crate it doesn't have to look perfect.

Simply untie the tassels and remove the stuffing to wash the fabric if any puppy accidents occur :). My little Poppy likes to chew on the tassels which we are trying to discourage.

In total, I spent $4 and about a half an hour cutting and tying. And, I think she likes it :)

Jess xx