Hi friends! My name is Melisa Garcia and I’m the owner of Pie N’ the Sky. I’m here to share a fun and (super) easy Blanket Ladder DIY!
I got the Herringbone Throw the other day and I wanted a fun way to display the sweet monogram. I know what you’re probably thinking,”It’s Summer Melisa, why are we talking about blankets??”. Well if you’re husband, or roommate, is anything like mine, then your AC is probably cranked and your ceiling fans are always on. And if you’re anything like me, then you easily freeze and blankets are always a staple in the home! This fun DIY is perfect for any season, and will quickly add some useful decor to your space. So lets get started!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Two 1” wooden dowels
- Four ½” wooden dowels
- Copper Wire
- Wire Cutters
- Paint / Paint Brush (optional)
I got my wooden dowels at a local home improvement store. They had a station for cutting, so I actually bought two ½” wooden dowels and sawed them in half – whatever you have, you can make work! You’ll want to lay your pieces down and get an idea of placement. I wanted to leave plenty of room between each rung so the beautiful monogram blankets could each be seen.
Once you have an idea of your placement, you can make a mark using a pencil. Place your first ½” dowel on top of the 1” base dowel (as seen in photo).
Cut your copper wire to the length of 24”.
Place the middle of the copper wire under the base and pull the pieces up. You will then cross the wire ends around each other (as seen in photo).
Wrap the ends around the base dowel and repeat a total of 3 times. Make sure your ends meet at the back of the dowel, where you can tighten them together, and trim an excess. Repeat for each rung.
If you want to bring a little color to your wooden ladder, you can paint the ends, or even paint the whole thing! I wanted a more minimalist look, so I kept the natural wood and painted the ends white.
The supplies cost less than $20 and making it only took an hour! I love what it has done for our space! I already have plans to make another one for our bedroom.
How fun would these be for gifts too?! The possibilities are endless. I hope you enjoy!