Blanket Ladder: DIY and 10 More Ideas

DIY Blanket Ladder

Tools You Are Going to Need

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How to make a blanket ladder

This is a project that’s been a long time in the making. I’ve thought on and off about making this decorative ladder for a while and decided now is the time to give it a try. It’s a great way to display magazines or hang towels, jackets, or scarves.

I should say that I’m no expert in DIY – there might be a better way of doing this but here’s what I did and what worked for me.

You’ll need:

  • 2 large dowels (about 6′ long and 1 1/4″ wide)
  • 1 smaller dowel (1″ wide) that can be cut into 3 x 14″ parts
  • medium drill bit
  • 1″ drill bit for making holes
  • wood glue
  • measuring tape
  • paint & brush
  • drill

I measured the two long dowels into 4 equal parts, which were for me about 17.75″ apart. Mark 3 places to drill the holes, making sure to keep them straight along the dowel. Drill starter holes with your smaller drill bit and then using the wide bit, drill about 1/4-1/2″ into the dowels for the smaller pieces to rest in. Do that with both large wooden dowels.

Cut your 1″ thick dowel into 3 x 14″ pieces and using the wood glue, glue to the holes you’ve made in the larger dowels.

Once everything is dry you can paint and be done!

A blanket ladder can become a fresh accent piece in your interior. It is easy to introduce into the farmhouse, Scandinavian and rustic interiors, but as you’ve seen above, the blanket ladder can spice up the minimalist interior as well. 

Best Style Blanket Ladders

I’ve already had the blanket ladder idea in my mind and had all the tools from previous projects that I crafted. In case you love the idea of a blanket ladder, but for some reason don’t want to deal with crafts, I’ve made a list of cool blanket ladders that are affordable for anyone. 

Wooden blanket ladder with custom metal or wood rungs. 

Rustic blanket ladder that is lightweight, well made, and with 7 stain options. 

Metal blanket ladder that goes almost with any decor due to its minimalistic look.

Wooden blanket ladder with a wide variety of finish and size.

Farmhouse blanket ladder made of reclaimed wood.

Wooden tapered blanket ladder in rustic design with 5 color choices.

Wood blanket ladder in the white finish that adds effortless chic.

Simple and ecological wood blanket ladder. It is made of light wood that can be painted if you want, though it looks perfect the way it is.

Stylish rattan arch blanket ladder in rare design that will suit any interior.

Rustic blanket ladder with quirky birch tree design. 

Jennifer Hagler

AMM was created as a way to share my aesthetics with the world. Stunning interiors instigated my passion for beautiful, extraordinary, and simple shapes. I was largely influenced by Nordic design philosophy and AMM transitioned from a personal blog into my own collection of interiors, things, visual trends, DIY projects, lifestyle products, and observations. As an interior design aficionado, I would love to see like-minded people, so stay tuned!

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