Create an inexpensive towel or blanket ladder using bamboo. Just three easy steps and no screws for a DIY bamboo ladder under $10.
Hey there! How are you today? I’m so excited to say our downstairs bathroom in our Okinawa rental is finally coming together. If you are new here, we are a military family stationed overseas so I’m constantly sharing rental decorating ideas and DIYs for small space living.
DIY Blanket Ladder with Bamboo
Today’s DIY bamboo blanket ladder was an easy solution for extra towel storage and to fill up wall space. Bamboo is easy and cheap to find here in Japan but if you are in the states, check out Ace hardware or your local garden store for inexpensive bamboo poles.
This decorative ladder is a great alternative to the more rustic wood blanket ladders that look so lovely in farmhouse and traditional decor. I love the sleek look of black bamboo and it adds such a nice natural element to any decor style!
Supplies for DIY ladder:
- Bamboo – Two 1 1/2 inch thick rods about 6 feet tall and one 1/2 inch rod (The bamboo rods we found were about 7 feet tall, so my husband cut them down to about 6 ft. )
- Twine in a contrasting color
- Zip ties
How to make a bamboo ladder:
Step one: Cut the thinner piece of bamboo into three ladder rungs. Make each piece ranging between 32 to 18 inches long so the ladder will taper at the top.
Step two: Lay out the cut pieces on the floor using a measuring tape for even placement. Secure each side of the rung with two zip ties in a cross pattern.
Step 3: After all of the ladder rungs are secured, trim the zip ties and conceal them by wrapping twine in an “X” pattern. Tie a knot in the back.
It’s versatility is perfect as a bamboo towel ladder or a DIY decorative ladder in another space! You could also hang magazines or “S” hooks to hold other bathroom supplies.
Doesn’t it look lovely against the stark white contrast of all the tile?
I added our wood stool for an additional natural element. Plants will definitely be happy in this sunny room!
Just a few steps and no screws required for this stylish DIY blanket ladder. Where would you put one in your house?