So what do ya think? Adorable eh???
By the way, this works great for small dogs as well!
So how did I come up with this idea you ask? Well, I was sitting at the computer recently trying to figure out how to make an ‘off the ground’ pet bed for my cat. The other one was always cluttering up the floor and I wanted something new and unique. I was browsing through Amazon.com for affordable baskets that might make a good pet bed, but couldn’t find a thing that would do the trick.
UNTIL I came across a wicker baby bassinet. I must have stared at it for a good minute or two and then turned my head sideways.
THATS IT!!!!!! That’s my new kitty bed!!!
When turned sideways, the hood of the bassinet makes a perfect ‘cup’ to hold my kitty while she sleeps. It was so simple! (So I bought the bassinet).
‘Skittles’ fits perfect into her new bed (as she is about 10 lbs), but my other cat ‘Mina’ who weighs about 22 lbs (no I’m not kidding) is a little TOO large for this. I would need to probably buy a bigger bassinet for Mina (sorry girl!). So I would say any dog or cat that is around 10-12 pounds will fit into this pet bed nicely. Here is where I bought this particular baby bassinet. Being from Amazon, it was by far the most affordable one I could find anywhere. If you know of anywhere else to get a larger affordable bassinet, comment below as I would like to share and also make another one for my (overweight) kitty!
*Click HERE to see how I made the easy fluffy blanket that fits into the bed or ‘cup’ of the bassinet
- hand drill with bits
- Full Sized Baby Bassinet (make sure to get one that is stiff and sturdy as there are some out there that are not made of stiff material which will not work for this project)
- 2 1/2in wood screws (I used 2 but I recommend 4 for extra sturdiness)
- 1/4in (inner diameter hole) washers (get 4 as you will be using them with wood screws)
- 3 1/2yds of wide ribbon (I used burlap ribbon but use whatever matches the décor of your home)
- Plant hanger (about 9in long) with mounting screws
Mount bassinet to the wall with the four wood screws and washers.
Hang your plant hanger above the bassinet
Drape the ribbon underneath basket, pulling both ends up to the hook, and tie a bow. This makes the bassinet look cute, like it’s actually hanging from the ribbon instead of the screws 😉
Now just cover the screws and washers with a cute sign or pic of your pet, and place a nice soft blanket in the bed or ‘cup’ part 😉 That’s it!
Looks like she’s sleeping on a cloud 🙂