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How to Make a Travel Pet Bed Out of a Picnic Basket (page 2 of 2)

This portable pet bed is perfect for the car, an office dog or an overnight trip.

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Add a Cover

To make the plastic-coated pillow a little more comfortable, cover it with a pillow case or sham.

Decorate the Basket

We choose to hot glue wood letters to the side of the basket to spell the dog's name. You can paint the basket or embellish with ribbon — or leave as-is.

Make Mesh Cover

Cut a piece of screen material large enough to go over the basket handles and halfway down the sides of the basket. Cut the corners the shape of the basket. Sew a seam all the way around the material large enough to allow the elastic to slide through. Leave a small section open to straight pulling the elastic through with a safety pin.

Fit the Mesh Cover

Make sure the cover fits snuggly over the basket, then sew the ends of the elastic together and sew up the rest of the seam.

Introduce the Basket to the New Owner

When not in use, the removable mesh cover can be tucked in the basket underneath the pillow.

Courtesy of Susan Teare

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