American Girl Dog Bed

Posted on Jan 14 2015 - 7:40pm by Rudy

How to make an American Girl Dog Bed

American Girl Dog Bed

It’s been a few weeks now since we have welcomed Grace Thomas the new GOTY into our doll home.  We completely made room for her and even made sure she had her own bed to sleep in at night!  My daughter had fun cutting out pictures from the magazine to hang on the wall and even helping mod podge Grace’s new dresser.  I have shared most of the projects and tutorials for Grace with you already, but there was just something missing.  When we placed Grace in her room, we had Bonbon on the bed with her.  Then, we used some scrap fabric and just made a little doggie pallet on the floor next to Graces bed.  Just recently my daughter said she did not like how Bonbon was just placed on the floor.  What?  I kind of laughed to myself because she was serious.  So, we brainstormed on what we could do for our precious little Bonbon.  That is how this craft came along.  We had a problem, and we fixed it!  I hope you enjoy this craft yourself or as a fun time with a child.

Materials Needed:

  1. Scissors
  2. Tape
  3. Mod Podge
  4. Scrapbook Paper
  5. Paint Brush
  6. Pencil
  7. Cardboard box (cliff bar box, granola bar box, fruit snack box, pop tart box, etc.)
  8. scrap fabric

The video will show you how we made a throw out box into a pet bed.  As for the cushy comfy inside, we just stuck fluffy scrap fabric in it.  If you do not have a scrap fabric that will give the same effect, you can always make a no-sew pillow the size of the inside of the box! Those instructions are HERE.

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Aren’t these pictures just too sweet?!  I can say without a doubt, that Bonbon LOVES her new bed!

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American Girl Dog Bed was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

22 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Peacepuppy101 November 25, 2016 at 8:21 am -

    Can you make a pet carrier?

  2. Nicole January 30, 2015 at 7:52 am -

    This bog bed is sooooooo cute and easy to make. We will do this craft this weekend. I also watched your video and subscribed.

    • Rudy January 30, 2015 at 9:35 am -

      Thanks! Your dog will love the one that you make!

  3. Doll Daydreams January 28, 2015 at 4:16 am -

    Super Cute! Bonbon looks very comfy!

  4. Mary Kate January 26, 2015 at 12:31 pm -

    Absolutely darling!

  5. Kristin Ramirez January 20, 2015 at 9:39 pm -

    We made these for my daughter’s doll’s kitty. So easy and it was a fun project for us to do together.

  6. Sabrina January 20, 2015 at 8:57 am -

    You have the best ideas! My daughter and I love making items for her dollhouse and we will have to add this to the list!

  7. angelica January 19, 2015 at 11:45 am -

    Oh how cute! We have a Coconut doggy that this would be perfect for. 🙂

  8. Sue D January 19, 2015 at 6:07 am -

    Very cute and the fuzzy fabric is perfect.

  9. Linda Buzard-Moffitt January 17, 2015 at 5:23 pm -

    This is just TOO Cute I need to get her a Doll pet 1st though Thanks for the Tips on how to make it

  10. Sunny Slone January 17, 2015 at 1:55 pm -

    Aww, so cute! I love her little dog, fits her perfectly!

  11. Alexys January 16, 2015 at 6:33 am -

    This looks so simple even I can do it and I’m not crafty at all. Thanks.

  12. Gretchen January 15, 2015 at 3:18 pm -

    What a great idea! You make it look so easy!

  13. Kristie G. January 15, 2015 at 12:24 pm -

    I love this idea and it looks fun to make. I’m sure my girls will want to try and make one or two for their AG pets. Thank you!

  14. Debbie January 15, 2015 at 8:54 am -

    What a great idea! Thanks! 🙂

    • Rudy January 15, 2015 at 11:43 am -

      You’re welcome!

  15. Kahle January 15, 2015 at 8:00 am -

    Simply adorable! So many options out there with the pretty tape!

    • Rudy January 15, 2015 at 11:43 am -

      There are so many options! The ideas are endless!

  16. cara January 15, 2015 at 3:43 am -

    What a great idea to use a granola bar box to make this! I have s feeling we are going to have to make several for her dog and for her brother’s and her Beanie Boos too!!!

    • Rudy January 15, 2015 at 11:45 am -

      Awesome! I love it 🙂

  17. Jennifer Suire January 14, 2015 at 9:53 pm -

    My daughter has been wanting a dog bed for her dog, now I know how to make it!! This will be a fun project for us! Thanks!!

    • Rudy January 15, 2015 at 11:45 am -

      It is a fun project!