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How to Upcycle Your Old Things Into A New Dog Bed

By Kristy @mileydailyscoop
Can you believe it's April?
Although it doesn't look or feel it outside, we are in full Spring mode inside.
For me, Spring is the time for cleaning out closets, switching out bedding and deciding what to do with it all.
Keep, Donate or Toss - that is the million dollar question.
Today I am hear to answer that question - upcycle it into a new dog bed!
how to upcycle your old belongings into a molly mutt  dog beds Disclosure: Golden Daily Scoop was sent a Molly Mutt duvet, stuff sack and pillow pack  for review purposes. All opinions expressed are our own. Molly Mutt is not responsible for the contents of this post. 
You're probably wondering how in the world can you turn your unwanted clothes, blankets, bedding etc. into a bed for your dog - it's quite simple!

Stuff. Sniff. Snooze.™

The Molly Mutt® bed is built on the concept of 'stuff. sniff. snooze.'  They sell beautiful, highly durable and machine washable duvet covers that dog owners can stuff with their unwanted things from around their home. These things create an inner 'mattress' for the bed made of clothes and things that smell like the dog's owners. Thus making a secure and comfy place for them to nap.
How to Upcycle Your Old Things Into A New Dog Bed

3 Easy Steps to Make a Molly Mutt Bed

Who said duvet covers are only for people? Molly Mutt has come up with a brilliant concept of a duvet cover for your dog's bed, stuffed with your upcycled things you no longer want or need.
molly mutt dog duvet, stuff sack and pillow pack review Step 1: Gather your upcycled belongings. I used my daughter's old bedding sets that I don't want to part with but they were just taking up space in a closet. The Goldens spend time in the girl's bedrooms so I know they would approve! Bonus: Your dog knows and likes your scent, so using your old belongings will bring comfort and familiarity to their new bed.
golden retriever dog with molly mutt dog bed duvet Step 2: Fill the stuff sack. You can stuff the liner to the level of comfort and cushion that you think your dog would desire. Some dogs prefer soft, squishy beds while others prefer a more firm surface. By the look on Bruin, I think it's stuffed just right!
golden retriever dog laying on molly mutt stuff sack Step 3: Stuff the duvet cover and pillow pack. This may take a little muscle and moral support from your dog but trust me it will be worth it when your done. I stuffed the pillow sack with a large pillow and it fit perfectly.
how to stuff your molly mutt duvet and pillow to make a dog bed This bed fits Bruin like a glove. I barely had the bed zipped and pillow attached before he was ready to settle in for a nice nap.
golden retriever dog sleeping on a molly mutt dog bed I just LOVE the print! It's called "amarillo by morning", the color is olive green with light blue dogs, squirrels, bones and hydrants. The print is adorable and matches my Golden's personalities perfectly.
This particular dog bed is a size medium/large and measures 27"x 36" x 5". Bruin is a big boy, weighing 89lbs and he fits comfortably on it.
golden retriever dog sleeping on molly mutt dog bed and pillow The pillow pack is called "fade into me" and the color is a light gray. Both the pillow and the bed nicely compliment my decor.
Miley patiently waited to try out the new bed. As you can see it didn't take her long to get acquainted with it, I love how she went right in for a snuggle with the pillow!
golden retriever laying and sleeping on molly mutt dog bed Next was Maggie's turn. Out of the three dogs, Maggie is the dog bed connoisseur. She would much prefer to lay on her bed than the floor, I can see her taking a lot of naps on this bed.
golden labrador dog sleeping on molly mutt duvet cover, dog bed Looks like this is the new bed of choice for all three Goldens. I wonder how long this "sharing" will last. LOL!
three golden retrievers sleeping on a molly mutt dog bed review

My Golden Scoop on Molly Mutt Beds

Now that we know how to make a Molly Mutt bed and can see how much the dogs love it, let me tell you why I love the bed.
Easy to Clean: One of the key elements of the Molly Mutt bed is that everything is washable, 100% machine washable both outside and inside the bed. This includes, the duvet cover, the pillow pack and the stuff sack - filling and all. No need to re-stuff every time you wash it! Easy peasy! The duvet cover is also pre-shrunk so no surprises when you take it out of the dryer!
Interchangeable: You can easily zip off a dirty cover and zip on a clean one. I like the idea of having an extra duvet cover on hand for times when you don't need to wash the whole bed but you'd just like a fresh cover. They also offer an all-natural deodorizing spray called "fresh" if you don't have an additional cover.
Durability: The Molly Mutt dog beds are made of 100% cotton canvas - very durable. Let me be clear, dog beds in our house aren't just used for napping. They are also used for chewing bones, de-stuffing toys, enjoying a treat and more times than not is where a fun game of bitey-face starts. This bed has stood up to all of those.
Eco-Friendly: Being good to the planet is something that is important to me. I love how you can keep your old belongings out of the landfill by upcycling them. To me, tossing things in the trash is like throwing money out the window. Molly Mutt is the leader in the industry with duvet covers that eliminate 100% of the energy and greenhouse gas emissions associated with other bedding.
Stylish: Molly Mutt has proved that you don't have to sacrifice style to be green. I like to call Molly Mutt, "the Lilly Pulitzer" of the dog world. There are so many beautiful colors and patterns to choose from. Their designs are affordable and versatile to go with your dog's personality and home decor.
To sum it all up, Molly Mutt really understands that we love our pets, our style and the environment. I appreciate that they combine all three together to provide pet owners environmentally responsible accessories for our pets.
How to make a molly mutt bed in 3 easy steps
Choosing a Molly Mutt bed is super easy and fun! The Pillow Pack Kit includes everything you need, a duvet, stuff sack and pillow pack. The best part? You can mix & match two patterns to fit your style and taste!
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