DIY Blanket Ladder For a Baby's Room

ToolBox Divas
by ToolBox Divas
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I know Winter is gone and we are moving full steam into spring. But I wanted to share with you this blanket ladder I made for two friend's baby showers. OK, I don't know what it is? Maybe its in the water, maybe its just where I am in life, or maybe it was the incredibly cold winter we just wrapped up that had everyone locked indoors, BUT all of my girlfriends are having babies. In March, I had 1 to 2 baby showers each Saturday (ok maybe that was an exaggeration). But its not too far off. I was thinking, 'darn I can't afford all these babies.' What am I going to do?! Then one of my girlfriends texted me a photo of this Pottery Barn blanket ladder that she wanted for her baby. It was $179. You got to be kidding me?! That's just some 2x2 or 1x2 at the most. Either way I'm in the wrong line of business. She asked, 'Can you make this for me?'
My response, 'Yes, I can.'
So for all of you ladies, who might find yourself in a similar situation or you're a mother-to-be dreaming of Pottery Barn decor for your nursery, this DIY is for you.
Make this for $5. You don't have to spend $179 for that.
Not much is needed.


2 - 1x3x8 each cut down to 5'

1 - 1x2x8 cut into 5 -15" pieces

10 - 1" pocket screws

Stain or Paint of Choice

Felt bars/stickers

Fine Sanding Paper
Stain then sand before assembling.
And there you have it. A blanket ladder. Truth be told you can even store towels or magazines on this.
Other options include painting it to match the sex of the baby or the decor of the nursery.
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  • Elaine Elaine on Jan 18, 2017
    How tall is this ladder?

  • Lisa Lisa on Aug 17, 2017
    How did you screw in the rungs to the five feet pieces?

  • Heidi Christine Heidi Christine on Feb 03, 2019

    Did I miss the directions for putting it together?

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  • Debi53 Debi53 on Apr 30, 2016
    Love this idea for my soon to be newborn grandson!

    • ToolBox Divas ToolBox Divas on Apr 30, 2016
      @Debi53 Congratulations! This will be a perfect addition to the nursery.

  • RichandTammy Whiteside RichandTammy Whiteside on Mar 31, 2018

    I'm laughing at this because I made a miniature version of this same thing for my cats to get up to their food. The cats won't use it but it's strong and cute as heck!