DIY LARGE Dog Bed Idea - STUFFED with Old Clothes - NO SEW Fleece Tied Blanket

I had leftover fleece material from a baby photo shoot years ago. I wasn't thrilled about the color but I didn't have any other use for it. I decided to make a large dog bed the same way you make a no sew tied blanket. 


I had two old throw pillows and LOTS of clothes that were too far gone to donate but I didn't want to throw them out. Jeans with holes in the knees and shirts with stains and/or tears. I've dressed my zombies for Halloween the past few years but still had a couple bags left. 

I used the clothes as the bedding/stuffing for the dog bed!!!! Genius!! Plus ALL the animals seem to love the bed soooo much and I think partly because it smells like us. Clean clothes but still has our scent. :)

I said "dog bed" BUT the cat took it over. 

Slowly she's allowing the dogs to use the bed with her. LOL! 

The dog bed is made just like a fleece tied blanket.
I started with 3 yards of material, folded in half, and cut. Now I have two large pieces. I trimmed the edges to make sure both pieces were the same size.

Pinned the two pieces together all around the blanket to keep it in place while I cut strips.

I measured a 3x3 square and cut from all four corners.

Then I cut 3 inch strips all around the blanket. I kinda made the strips thicker so it would bunch up when tied so I could fill the bed vs and blanket.

Tie the top and bottom strip together.

I tied almost all of them except one corner. Then started filling with old clothes.

As for the center, I gathered a bunch and used a rubber band to hold in place. It was to pull the loose material tighter. 

Dogs finally have the bed.....for now. :)

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Anti-Bullying Poster {{FREE DOWNLOAD}} OCTOBER Campaign - IDEAS - Classroom, Hallway, Counselor Office

Remember THIS POST? Well, it's the most viewed post I have. My son made a poster for an Anti-Bullying awareness campaign for school and I shared it. Almost daily I get comments or requests for the poster or at least the shoes to duplicate this idea.

As nice as it is to have so many people visit my blog, it also means so many people/schools are searching for Anti-Bullying posters.

 If I had known, I would've kept the graphics and maybe taken better photos. We had 2 mins in the driveway before heading to school to snap a few pictures.

Now, after all these years and hundreds of requests......I'm making a digital copy to download.
Why I didn't think of this sooner???

School is about to start and I wanted this available for anyone that wants it!


These sizes work great:
8x10
11x14
16x20

These sizes still work but cuts off some of the top and bottom:
12x18
20x30

(click above to open and then right click and save)

Upload to any photo website to print as a poster

Thank you for all the feedback and wonderful comments! 

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DINOSAUR Birthday Party Ideas - DIY 3ft ERUPTING Volcano - Dino theme CAKE - Kids parties



Volcano supplies:
Newspaper
Tape
Boxes
Bucket
Trash bags

I stacked two large boxes in the center and a bucket on top for erupting the volcano.

Crumbled newspaper and taped. Repeated this step until I had a larger base.

Taped trash bags around the entire volcano to hid the newspaper.

Use red spray paint at the top as the lava.

Now we are ready to erupt the volcano!!! 

To do this I hot glued 5 Mentos together. Inside the bucket at the top of the volcano I placed a 2 liter bottle of coke. 

Just drop Mentos in the 2 liter and RUN! I didn't really need to run but I did anyway.

Everyone loved the erupting volcano. I did it about 4 times. 

Chocolate round cakes stacked and trimmed. Regular chocolate frosting and lava is made from powdered sugar, milk and red food color.

I added some of the boys toy dinosaur figures around the base.

 I also made cupcakes with cute dinosaur picks. I arranged them in a number 5 on a piece of cardboard wrapped with the same table covering.


I've made these water bottle labels for every party theme for the boys. So easy and everyone loves them.
Personalized the front

Nutrition Facts on the back.
Kids eaten......0% 
LOL!




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