DIY Mother’s Day Gift Blog Hop: DIY Blanket Ladder & {Giveaway}

You guys! I’m SO excited about today’s post I just might actually burst!

Not only am I teaming up with a few of my favorite Canadian bloggy friends to bring you a ton of DIY inspiration to make the most {perfect} Mother’s Day gift, but (as if that wasn’t enough!) we’re also giving you the chance to win a pretty fab prize!

Last week I shared pretty fabulous round up (if I do say so myself) of the very best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that any Mom would {LOVE} to open up. I’m currently crushing on each & every pretty thing on that list (hint: I’m talking to you Brady!).

Looking for the {perfect} Mother's Day gift idea? Here are a ton of unique gift ideas any Mom is sure to love!!!
 

But, if you’re looking to go the DIY route – and let’s face it, what Mom doesn’t love a handmade gift to melt her heart? – you won’t want to miss the 10 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas we’re sharing today. I promise, you’re going to fall head-over-heels in love with each and every one!
 
Handmade Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Shauna of Satori Design for Living made a Pink Grapefruit Salt Soak
Christina of The DIY Mommy shows you how to make a Mini Fairy Garden in a Tin
Jenn of Clean & Scentsible made Vintage Wood Transfer Photo Coasters
Tara of Suburble put together a Weathered Gift Tray Tutorial
Kristi of Making it in the Mountains shows you how to make a DIY Blanket Ladder
Lucy of Craftberry Bush shows you how to make this Press Fern Resin Tray
Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs has a recipe for a Lemon Coconut Sugar Scrub
Alex of Northstory made these fantastic Photo Tea Bags
Virginia of Fynes Designs has a Free Apron Sewing Pattern
Krista of Happy Housie made a DIY Silhouette Image Tea Towels


I cannot wait to share what I came up with for my own Mom! There are few things in life my Mom likes to do more than sew (you know, aside from hanging with her awesome children and grandchild!). She’s been begging for some sort of quilt rack to display her hard work for ages now and I’ve actually been meaning to put one of these together for her for just as long. I’m SO thrilled that we (I may have had a bit of help from hubs!) have finally, FINALLY made her a beautiful ladder to display her lovely quilts!

Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains
 

There are a ton of great tutorials out there (see the ones I used here, here and here), so I won’t bore you with a repeat. Very basically, here’s the gist:

Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains
 
one: Cut 1x4s to 6′, adding a bit of an angle to the bottom so it can lean easily on the floor.

two: Cut 3/4″ dowel into five 19 1/2″ pieces. This is where I actually had to learn to use a saw. For the first time EVER. And over the phone none the less. Did I mention I really do have the best (and most patient) husband ever?!

Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains
 
three: Using a 3/4″ paddle bit, drill 5 holes through the 1x4s all about 1′ apart.

four: Add a bit of wood glue to each end of the dowel, push it through the holes on each 1×4, wiping off any excess. You can help it through with a mallet or hammer if you need to.

five: Stain with your favorite stain. I used my fave “reclamation” stain from Weatherwood Stains left over from our One Room Challenge. I also slapped on a bit of Country Chic Chalk Paint in “simplicity white” to add a bit more rustic charm.

Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains
 

Et voila! A super simple DIY that any Mom would {LOVE} to unwrap this Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains

Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains

Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains

Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains

Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains

Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains

Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains

Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains

Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains
 

And what better way to showcase it than with this {gorgeous} quilt that she made for me last year! I’m SO excited to give this beautiful ladder to her … she’s going to LOVE it!

Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains

Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains
 
 

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Mother's Day Gift {DIY Blanket Ladder} | making it in the mountains
 

Now that I’ve delivered on the fab gift ideas, it’s time to share our GIVEAWAY! The girls and are super excited to bring you the chance to win a Breville Food Processor valued at $479!

Breville Food Processor Giveaway
 
Just follow the links in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win! Wishing you the best of luck!
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Please don’t forget to swing by these lovely blogs to check out the wonderful Mother’s Day DIY’s they created as well … I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Shauna of Satori Design for Living made a Pink Grapefruit Salt Soak
Christina of The DIY Mommy shows you how to make a Mini Fairy Garden in a Tin
Jenn of Clean & Scentsible made Vintage Wood Transfer Photo Coasters
Tara of Suburble put together a Weathered Gift Tray Tutorial
Kristi of Making it in the Mountains shows you how to make a DIY Blanket Ladder
Lucy of Craftberry Bush shows you how to make this Press Fern Resin Tray
Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs has a recipe for a Lemon Coconut Sugar Scrub
Alex of Northstory made these fantastic Photo Tea Bags
Virginia of Fynes Designs has a free Apron Sewing Pattern
Krista of Happy Housie made a DIY Silhouette Image Tea Towels

Have a lovely weekend!

PS. You can find me sharing here and Savvy Southern Style.

SO excited to see it featured at the Wayfair Housewarming Party!!!

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30 thoughts on “DIY Mother’s Day Gift Blog Hop: DIY Blanket Ladder & {Giveaway}

  1. I am amazed you made a ladder from scratch! It’s so fantastic! I have been on the lookout for one for our living room to hold all of our blankets, but maybe I need to make one! Love it!

  2. I was spying those beautiful floral items at Indigo the other day. Hope my hubby remembers! Anyway, love your ladder. And that quilt is so gorgeous. Those are the gifts that someday become family heirlooms.

    1. Thanks SO much Kendra! I’ve been wanting one for our home too for so long and now that I know how easy they are to make, I’ll definitely be making one (or ten) more for our home too!!!

  3. It turned out really beautiful, Kristi! What a lovely gift idea! I wish I was getting it, I like it so much! lol Thanks for the [Weatherwood] shout out!
    xoxo
    becca

    1. Thanks SO much Becca! I’m thrilled that you love it! Now that I know how easy it is to make my own ladder, I’ll definitely be making one for my own home too! xo

  4. I’m sure your mother will love her beautiful gift. Handmade is always better. Your quilt rack is so thoughtful. Now, I’m off to enter the giveaway! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

  5. This is a great project! I love that it hugs the wall and doesn’t take up as much room as some blanket racks do. Thanks for sharing it at Bloggers Brags this week!

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