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DIY Rustic Blanket Ladder Made from Tree Branches

Today’s DIY rustic blanket ladder is a project that’s been on my build-list for quite some time. So, when Ryobi reached out and asked me to build a nature-inspired project for Ryobi Nation, I knew this was the time to execute my plan! And the best part? You can win all the tools you might need to build your own ladder or whatever your heart desires.  See the giveaway entries below!

blanket ladder tutorial

This post is sponsored by Ryobi Power Tools. All thoughts, designs and opinions are my own.
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I love the look of a rustic blanket ladder in casual spaces. This style is perfect for our more relaxed media room. Not only does a blanket ladder get your cozy blankets off the couch or floor, when not in use they can be a beautiful, natural work of art!  But, have you seen the price of a ladder at Pottery Barn? Definitely more than I’d want to spend, especially when you could build one for free!

rustic blanket ladder

We had several Leland cypress trees die last year, and as sad as that was, I eagerly tucked away a few limbs and branches for just this project. During that time the wood nearly dried out which made it easier to work with, at least I think so.

blanket ladder limbs

If you don’t have access to free branches, you can purchase 6ft birch poles here.  (Not free obviously, but cheaper than a pre-built ladder and the added satisfaction of building it yourself!)

While this is a highly irregular project, the steps can be adapted to work with various sizes of wood or limbs.During the process I discovered several tricks and share tips that I share in the tutorial. Be sure to check out this simplified version of a tree trunk and limb blanket ladder. I promise you can do it!

All of the steps and helpful tips can be found

Now for the giveaway!!! What an awesome way to fill yours or someone else’s Christmas stocking this year!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest open to Continental US Only. Thank you to RYOBI Powertools for partnering with me to offer this fantastic giveaway!!

I will be combining these entries with comments left on Instagram as well. Go there to tag a friend and leave a comment!




  • Dana
    December 1, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Would love to add to my Ryobi collection!! Any of the new brushless tools, a driver, generator, Bluetooth speaker, the fan. Any or all of them!!

  • Karen Figley
    December 2, 2017 at 7:39 am

    I would love a table saw!

  • LaKisha
    December 2, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Would ❤️ to have my own drill. I have to borrow my grandad’s now. I would love to be as creative and handy with it as you!

  • Sheryle G
    December 2, 2017 at 9:14 am

    A table saw is on my list.

  • laura nuss
    December 2, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    love this leslie! It looks so good and I agree sometimes it’s more fun and cheaper to build it ourselves! laura

  • Ali
    December 2, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    The Table saw defiantly after purchasing our fixer upper home we are making lots of repairs and updating it to our style. In the process of building a bookshelf for our office. DIY projects my husband and I love.

  • Carly Williams
    December 4, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I would love to add any and all tools to my workshop because I am just starting out with DIY!

  • Tim
    December 4, 2017 at 11:47 am

    A reciprocating saw is the one thing missing from my toolbox that I want to add.

  • Susan
    December 5, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    I would get a sander 🙂

  • dianne hall
    December 5, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    I love Ryobi. I would LOVE a table saw!!

  • Kenny H.
    December 5, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    I would put this towards a new drill and also a circular saw. I could do so many DIY pinterest projects!

  • Marty
    December 6, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I’d love a nail gun!

  • Mary West
    December 7, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    We would love to add a miter saw!

  • Samantha
    December 7, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Love the “rustic-ness” of this ladder. I tried making one once but just used basic dowels, I love yours much more. An nailgun would be my next add to my tools for creating DIY.

  • elizabeth nichols
    December 8, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    I would love my own drill. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  • Greg
    December 9, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    This is such cool project idea. I’d love to add the new Ryobi ONE+ circular saw and cordless pin nailer to my workshop tools.

  • carol clark
    December 9, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    i need a nail gun the most makes jobs easier

  • Denise K.
    December 10, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    A nail gun and saw would be awesome additions to my tool collection 🙂

  • Nicki Joseph
    December 11, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    A saw for sure. THANK YOU for the opportunity.

  • Lindsay Bade
    December 13, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I would love a table saw.

  • Linda Hendrix
    December 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    So cute! I would love all the tools!

  • Laura
    December 17, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    This is such a nice project idea. Would love to get a new brushless tool, or an LED light kit.


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