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DIY Wall Blanket Ladder

You’ve seen blanket ladders of all sorts in all the magazines, on Instagram, and on HGTV, they come in all shapes and sizes! This DIY blanket ladder is a different take on the same blanket ladder, allowing you to create wall decor and not take up any floor space!

Now, this blanket ladder is a real favorite of mine, but really quickly I hope you don’t mind me sharing something so wonderful that has happened recently that we are beyond excited about! We adopted two puppies! I know, this has absolutely nothing to do with the wall blanket ladder, but I would still love to introduce to you…


And Dexter!


They are the sweetest little dudes and have completely stolen our hearts! Do you have dogs? Want to see the adorable dog beds I built for them? We have the modern dog bed that I built (Thor and Dexter model it full grown) and the farmhouse dog bed!

Our new puppies

Anyway, thank you for humoring me about my favorite little dudes of the moment! Lol! Back to this DIY wall blanket ladder though!

It’s wall-mounted to keep the spiders away from my blankets and I think it’s pretty cute in all its matching glory with my wood and leather wall hanging prints!

Try to ignore my mid-makeover fireplace! Lol! I couldn’t wait until I finished the fireplace to post my blanket ladder, I have been telling myself, “I am finishing the fireplace today, no matter what!” for about a month now…and yeah, it still hasn’t happened! Ugh! But, I did recently finish my bed that I started three years ago, so I’m basically winning at life right now!

I love the idea of it hanging on the wall as it saves me from having to move something else around while vacuuming…and once the fireplace is complete, it is going to be perfect here!

DIY Wall hanging Blanket Ladder

Update: I finished the fireplace makeover and the blanket ladder does look amazing next to it!

DIY Fireplace Makeover - Shiplapped the top of the fireplace and created molding around the hearth to cover the concrete that was beneath!

It was beyond easy to build as you could have guessed based on the design! That seems to be my style lately…anything I can build super quickly!

Gathering Supplies to Build the DIY Wall Blanket Ladder

Want to build one for yourself? You can easily build it for around 25 bucks if you use select pine as I did, and you can build it even cheaper if you use furring strips!

Materials List for the blanket ladder:

Cut List for the blanker ladder:

  • 2 – 2×2 @ 48″
  • 2 – 2×2 @ 24″
  • 2 – 2×2 @ 20″
  • 2 – 2×2 @ 17″
  • 4 – 2×2 @ 1″

Building the DIY blanket ladder

Alright, once you have cut all the pieces, you can assemble the ladder! You will need to drill pocket holes set at 1 1/2″ deep and then use wood glue and 2 1/2″ screws to attach everything!

I started by creating a simple rectangle, you can see the pocket hole placement in the photo!

Building the diy blanket ladder- step 1

Next, add the ladder rungs.

DIY Blanket ladder step 2

(Ignore the raunchy toes!🤣)

Hanging the Blanket Ladder

Originally I added a 2″ piece to the back of the board I used to hang the ladder (2×2 @ 24″) so it would hang away from the wall. It stuck out way too far and looked odd! Lol!

DIY Blanket Ladder
DIY Wall Hanging Blanket Ladder

So I quickly removed those and tried a small sliver on the back of the hanging board.

DIY blanket Ladder - building the ladder
DIY Blanket Ladder

I left it just like this but I put 1″ pieces on the cut list because I think that will be the perfect length or maybe even 3/4″, but the sliver is a hair on the small side I feel! I will take it down and play around with it later! For now, it is hanging and holds my blankets so I have moved on to other projects!

Last, add the leather strips! The package you get at Hobby Lobby is 3 ft long and so each piece is cut at 9″ long. I just hot glued it to the wood and then added the nail heads for a little character!

The 9″ strips you cut just wrap around the 24″ board used to hang the ladder, and glue the leather to the front and back of the ladder!

DIY Blanket Ladder

I just used long screws to go through the front of the 2×2 and into the wall! It was the easiest way to hang it, I tried a couple of other ways and was unsuccessful, so this way was what worked!

It is done and holding the blankets perfectly!

DIY Wall hanging Blanket Ladder

Now, to get back to the fireplace makeover!

Thanks for reading and happy building!

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DIY Blanket Ladder - Wall Hanging
Two angles of viewing the DIY blanket ladder hanging on the wall
DIY wall hanging blanket ladder on the wall with two blankets hanging on it
DIY Wall Blanket Ladder

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