While you might not think of a rabbit bed as a necessity for your pet rabbit, the truth is that they’ll appreciate an extra soft area for them to lie down and take a break. But just because your rabbit would appreciate a bed doesn’t mean you want to spend a ton of money on one.
The good news is that with any of these DIY rabbit beds, you don’t have to! Whether you’re looking for something super simple or a more upscale rabbit bed, we have what you’re looking for here.
The 13 DIY Rabbit Beds
1. Cardboard Igloo Rabbit Bed by Ideas2live4
|Tools:||Paper glue, pencil, compass, ruler, and a boxcutter|
While this might not be the simplest rabbit bed to start our list out with, it’s one of the coolest looking and likely to be your rabbit’s favorite. Not only does this cardboard igloo rabbit bed look super unique, but it also provides a private den-like area for your rabbit to sleep, and it’s a low-cost option for you to build.
It’s going to take a bit of work, but it’s also going to be well worth it when you watch your bunny climb in and curl up to sleep!
2. No Sew Rabbit Bed by Hazel’s Hopping Warren
If you’re looking for the simplest rabbit bed you can make, this no-sew rabbit bed is probably it. It’s a super simple DIY project anyone can make, and with a ton of fabric options out there, you can customize it to get the exact look you want.
It’s also super low-cost, so you won’t need to blow through any budget to make it from scratch. Now that’s what we call a win-win!
3. Hop & Flop Rabbit Bed by Meagan A
|Materials:||Stuffing, thread, and fabric|
|Tools:||Measuring tape, scissors, sewing pins, and a sewing machine|
While this hop-and-flow rabbit bed might be a tough project for some people if you have great sewing skills, this DIY rabbit bed is as simple as it gets. It all comes down to getting the fabrics you want and sewing everything together, and the guide does a great job of walking you through the dimensions and everything else you need.
This rabbit bed fits in great with the rest of the hutch, and it’s super comfortable for your rabbit, so you’ll find them seeking it out every chance they get.
4. TV Tray Rabbit Bedroom by Lilyardor
|Materials:||Wooden dowels, TV tray, fabric, string, felt, stuffing, and screws|
|Tools:||Drill, hot glue gun, and a sewing machine|
This might be the most complicated rabbit bed on our list, but it’s also among the most durable, and the TV tray rabbit bedroom creates a den-like atmosphere your rabbit will love. But keep in mind that while other DIY rabbit beds on our list don’t require many DIY skills, that’s not the case with the TV tray rabbit bedroom.
Instead, this project puts your skills to the test, but it also gives you a great bed and bedroom for your pet rabbit!
5. Crate to Rabbit Bed by Lennon The Bunny
|Materials:||Wooden crate, wooden sofa replacement legs, and bedding|
|Tools:||Hot glue gun, sandpaper, and a hammer|
This crate-to-rabbit bed is another slightly more complicated DIY rabbit bed option, but it looks great and provides a stable area for your rabbit to sleep. It also lasts quite a long time, so you won’t need to worry about replacing it anytime soon.
However, it doesn’t create a den-like room, and it’s a bit more complicated to build, making it the best choice if you trust your DIY skills.
6. Rabbit Cube Crate Bed by Swoodsonsays
|Materials:||Fabric, cotton, fleece, and thread|
|Tools:||Rotary cutter, a ruler, quilting clips, an iron, a small bowl, or a pencil|
This rabbit cube crate bed might look cute and simple, but the truth is that it’s one of the more complicated DIY rabbit beds. It’s not a traditional bunny bed, but with a den-like design and a little bedding inside, it works great as one.
One downside to using this as a bunny bed is that it’s a bit more challenging to clean, but if you stay on top of things from the beginning, it’s something you can handle. However, we don’t recommend it for new bunnies who are still potty training.
7. Simple Round Rabbit Bed by Instructables
|Materials:||Fleece, stuffing, a pillow, and a blanket|
|Tools:||Scissors and a sewing machine|
While simple might be in the name for this DIY round rabbit bed, it’s not the construction that’s simple. It’s the final appearance. It’s a traditional round pet bed, giving your pet rabbit a super comfortable space to lie down.
However, it’s only simple to make if you already know how to sew. If you don’t, this is a tough rabbit bed to make. The guide does a great job of walking you through the steps to make it yourself, but it does rely on your sewing skills to get it done!
8. Rabbit Pillowcase Bed by Kooky The Bunny
|Materials:||Pillowcase, stuffing, and thread|
If you’re looking for an easy-to-make rabbit bed that makes use of materials you already have in your home, this DIY rabbit pillowcase bed is exactly what you’re looking for. It’s one of the easiest DIY rabbit beds for you to make, all you need is some basic sewing skills.
It’s a great DIY project if you don’t have a ton of DIY skills, and it still gives you a great bed for your rabbit to use night after night!
9. Super Soft Bunny Bed by Diy With Ana Bei
|Materials:||Blanket, bedding, thread, and stuffing|
|Tools:||Scissors, sewing machine, sewing pins, and a measuring tape|
If you’re looking for the softest pet bed for your rabbit, this DIY super soft bunny bed is exactly what you’re looking for. The guide helps you transform a blanket and some bedding into the softest bunny bed around, and all you need is some basic sewing skills and a measuring tape!
It’s not the most complicated design, but it’s not the easiest, either. But if you trust your sewing skills and can get the right materials on hand, it’s going to be the most comfortable option for your bunny.
10. Sweater Bunny Bed by Empressofdirt
|Materials:||Old sweater, pillow, blanket, thread, and a zipper or Velcro|
|Tools:||Needle, scissors, and a sewing pin|
Who doesn’t have an old sweater lying around? Why not turn that old sweater into something useful, like a new bed for your bunny? That’s exactly what this DIY sweater bunny bed guide walks you through, helping you upcycle something you’d otherwise be getting rid of.
It does require some basic sewing skills, but if you know how to sew, this guide will walk you through everything else you need to make it!
11. Reversible Bunny Bed by Charmed By Ashley
|Materials:||Fabric, polyester, ribbon, and thread|
This reversible bunny bed gives you two rabbit beds for your pet with one design! You combine two different fabrics into one great bed, giving you two different rabbit beds for the price of one! It does mean a few more stitches while you’re sewing, but if you’re confident in your sewing skills, it’s not a huge deal.
If you follow the guide and know how to sew, you won’t have any problems making this DIY reversible bunny bed for your pet rabbit.
12. Low-Cost Bunny Bed by ArtAndBeautyFreak
|Materials:||Long-sleeved shirt, yarn, pillow, and stuffing|
|Tools:||Yarn needle and scissors|
Just because your rabbit needs a bed doesn’t mean that you need to spend a ton to make it. This DIY low-cost bunny bed turns an old long-sleeved t-shirt into an excellent bed for your rabbit, and if you already have some stuffing on hand, you don’t need to purchase anything to make it!
And unlike many of the projects on our list that require sewing skills, this one doesn’t require that you know how to sew. However, it does require basic knitting skills with yarn, which can present a whole new problem if you don’t know how to do that.
13. Towel Rabbit Bed Silly Bunny Shandi
|Materials:||Old towel and thread|
|Tools:||Sewing needle and scissors|
Low-cost, simple to make, and it allows you to upcycle old materials. What’s not to love about this DIY towel rabbit bed? As the name implies, it’s all about turning an old towel into a great rabbit bed, which is something everyone can get behind.
It doesn’t cost a ton to make, and as long as you have basic sewing skills, you should be able to make this DIY rabbit bed without too much difficulty.
Now that you know about some of the best DIY rabbit beds out there, all that’s left is for you to pick your favorite, gather the supplies, and get to make it yourself! It might take a little work upfront, but your rabbit is going to love it, and it’s going to save you some money, and that’s a win-win!
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