Hey guys! We are so excited to kick-off the first day of the 12 Days of Christmas! To keep up with our latest projects follow us on Instagram! Our first post is a super easy and inexpensive DIY Blanket Ladder.
I love making my home feel comfortable but chic 😉 for the holidays, whether it be for my own family or our guests! I’ve seen a lot of ladders for blankets in the past but, I wanted a specific “shanty” look! My favorite part of this ladder is the 2×6’s! They give it a solid, chunky look!
I will give you guys a full tutorial here, and you can also download and print the FREE PLANS by clicking HERE or the button below!
diy blanket ladder – free plans
Here’s how I did it!
diy blanket ladder – materials
I purchased 2 – 2×4’s @ 8′ and 1 2×6 @8′. I cut 2 2×4’s @ 5ft. long and 4 2×6 @ 17″ long. I just made up my own measurements and I love how big and chunky the ladder is. Watch our How to Use a Miter Saw video HERE!
diy blanket ladder – kreg jig
Next, I used my Kreg Jig to drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes into the ends of each 2×6. (You can find the Kreg Jig HERE on Amazon). If you do not own a Kreg Jig, you can pre drill from the sides of the 2×4’s into the 2×6’s and follow up with 2 1/2″ wood screws. Watch our How to Use a Kreg Jig video HERE!
diy blanket ladder – assembly
I set the 2×6 boards so that the front corner touched the front of the 2×4 and the back corner of the 2×6 touched the back of the 2×4. I placed the top 3″ from the top of the 2×4 and spaced the others 12″ apart from each other. I measured from the front corner of each 2×6.
Next, just attach the other 2×4 to the other side of the 2×6’s the same way.
diy blanket ladder – staining
To finish this cutie off, I used applied one-coat of Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut with a foam brush. (You can find the Dark Walnut stain HERE on Amazon). Wait about 5 minutes and then blend the stain with a clean cloth.
Once it was dry, I added a few cute and soft blankets!
Remember you can check out the full set of FREE printable plans by clicking HERE!!!
Here are a few projects that we have recently done to help you get your home holiday ready!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!