Old Suitcase into a Pet Bed

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We all love our furry friends, so let’s show them our love by creating a haven just for them, decorated in their favourite memories with you.

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Step Two:

Rip out the old, stained material inside on the bottom.

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Step One:

Find an old suitcase and clean it with a non-toxic cleaner.

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Step Three:

Gather your materials for replacing the upholstery. You’ll need material (cotton works well, such as an old T-shirt), a cushion that nestles into the bottom, and optional decorations (such as ribbon and photos).

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Step Four:

Cover the inside of the base and the cushion in your material and glue them down into the suitcase.

Step Five:

Cover the inside of the lid with a fuzzy material by gluing it in place. This step is optional if the lid already looks nice.

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Step Six:

If one cushion doesn’t fit perfectly in the base, you can create a second cushion by wrapping Styrofoam peanuts or cloth in material.

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Step Seven:

Glue the smaller cushion down next to the larger cushion to make the base snug.

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Step Eight:

Collect decorations such as ribbons, bows, yarn, and pictures.

Step Nine:

Attach photos of you and your pet to the inner lid (with a needle and thread or glue) and decorate with your materials.

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Voila! The finished product is a cozy bed for your pet where he can sleep amongst memories of your adventures together.