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DIY Blanket Ladder

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Blanket ladders are so great to have in your home, so I made a DIY Blanket Ladder for under $10!  I’ve been wanting to make a blanket ladder for ages… so I’m thrilled I finally got a chance.  It’s amazing what a cozy addition a blanket ladder makes to a room.

DIY Blanket Ladder stained gray

DIY Blanket Ladder

This ladder actually cost less than $5 for the lumber!!!  Yep… crazy cheap!

DIY Blanket Ladder Supplies

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DIY Blanket Ladder Directions:

I wanted my ladder about 5 feet tall, but you could adjust the height and width of your ladder easily.   Here are the cuts I had:

  • two 65″ (the sides of the ladder)
  • four 17.75″ (the ladder rungs)

Less than 5 dollars of lumber to make this DIY Blanket Ladder

The bottom on the ladder sides I cut a slight angle so it would easily lean against the wall.  (How big your angle will determine the distance from the wall)

Putting together a Blanket Ladder than cost less than five dollars in lumber

On the outside of the board, I drew a line in the center from top to the bottom so I knew where to put in the nails.  I started the first rung 3″ from the top and then each rung was 16″ down from the one above.  I put 2 nails in on each board on each side.

Staining a DIY Blanket Ladder with Weathered Gray stain

Then I stained it with a gorgeous weathered gray… I love this stain and color.  It’s gorgeous and it dries in an hour!

DIY Blanket Ladder for the family room

I’m loving it in our family room!!  Such an easy project and for less than $5 it’s a bargain of a DIY!  If you don’t have a nailer you could easily use wood screws too.

I’ve had a LOT of interest in my area rug.  I happened to find that gorgeous rug at Ross.  I’ve never seen another one since though.  Here are some similar rugs I’ve found though.  You can click on them to learn more.

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DIY Blanket Ladder for less than $5 in lumber!!!! Great step by step tutorial so you can make your own!


  1. Thank you for the clear, simple directions! I have the same rug, but as a runner in between two rooms, covering an old furnace vent(I covered it with plywood first), but you can get the same style area rug at Wal-mart!

  2. This is an awesome idea! I think this would be a great gift idea also! Thanks, Maryann you’re so talented!

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