DIY Blanket Ladder

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Lately I’ve been noticing that many are using blanket ladders in their home decor. They are a unique and fun way to store throws and quilts. So, I went shopping, but yikes are they expensive! I didn’t find any that I liked that were under $130. So, what’s a girl to do? Make one! 

Make a blanket ladder for under $15.

I am thrilled with how it turned out and it was tons easier than I thought it would be. If I can do it, you can, too. Here’s what I purchased:

Blanket Ladder Supplies

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Blanket Ladder Instructions

  • Sand the 2″x4″ boards to remove wood slivers, especially the edges.
  • (Optional) If you would like a distressed look you can distress by hammering, sanding, or putting holes in the wood with nail holes.
  • Measure where you will be placing your dowels. I wanted five rungs so I marked every 12″ on my 6 foot board.
  • Drill your 1 1/4″ holes all the way through the board. Using a hand drill takes some muscle, so if you have access to a drill press it would be easier.
  • Place wood glue in each of the holes on one board and insert your dowels. The end of the dowels should be level with the outside of the 2″x4″.
  • Place glue in the holes of the second board and place it on top of the dowels leveling the dowels with the board.
  • Wipe up any glue residue on the boards and let dry.
  • Stain or paint the ladder and let dry.

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I’m so happy with how mine turned out and wonder why it took me so long to make it. 

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Make this blanket ladder for under $15.

Here’s another wood project that I made. You can find the tutorial on our site.

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Here’s another one.

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Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

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