I thought it was time for an other Ikea hack and this time it's a cute one as it involves little Kermit the dog!
I love a storage crate, especially these Ikea ones. The Knagglig (how do you pronounce that?!) box is super versatile, I use it to store my camera equipment, I have boxes in my workshop to keep timber offcuts sorted and I use them in my wardrobe to store all my scarfs. I was looking at ones of the crates the other day and thought that with a simple adjustment it could be transformed into a great pet bed. Have a look at the video below to see how.
Super easy right? I recon your pet would love a crate bed!
Kermit is a rather large Jack Russell and he fits perfectly in this bed, anything bigger though and you might run out of space. You would have to look for a larger packing crate if you have a big dog. For cats and medium to small sized dogs this bed is perfect though.
You need a 46x31x25 cm sized Knagglig box, a screwdriver, pliers, a rectangle cushion insert (40x65 cm) , cotton fabric and a sewing machine. If you don't fancy making your own cushion cover you can of course use a ready made cover, this will make the crate hack an even faster/easier project! I used two different cottons for my cover, I really like the monochrome side but sometimes is nice to have a pop of neon pink in my interior so then I just turn the cushion over.
You cut your fabric a little bigger then the cushion insert, pin it together with the right sides facing, stitch together with your machine with a one cm seam and remember to keep a piece of 20 cm open so you can turn your fabric the right way round. Do that and stuff the cover with the cushion, then hand sew the opening closed you you have made your very own cushion cover.
What kind of pets do you have? Do you think they would like a new bed? I love the simple shapes of this crate bed and think it would look great in any modern interior. You could even put small furniture legs under the base to lift the bed a little. Large caster wheels would be great as well, unfortunately mister Kermit doesn't like wobbly surfaces so for him its better to leave the bed flat on the floor.
I would love to see photo's of your pets in their crate beds! Please send some over or tag me in your Instagram shots, you can find me on @byhestergrams. I'll be back next week with a new video see you then! xx Hester and Kermit the Dog
Photo's and video by Hester van Overbeek. Please ask before you share. This is NOT a sponsored post I simply love Ikea and their products. Ikea hack dog bed first appeared here on www.hestershandmadehome.com