Properly hanging a blanket on a wall can lead to years of visual enjoyment in a home. Not all blankets are created equal. The warm and comforting cover laying on your bed is a far cry from the handcrafted blanket given as a gift from a friend. This decorative blanket, while capable of keeping you warm, is better served as a decoration for the home. Displaying the blanket on a wall lets all who visit enjoy its design.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Cut piece of plywood
- Staple gun
- Roll of heavy-duty hook and loop tape
- Fabric glue
- Measuring tape
- Small, flathead nails
Measure the width of the blanket. Measure across the edge which is determined to be the top, or the end desired to be the top when hung.
Cut a piece of plywood for the project. Cut the piece to be 1 inch shorter than the width of the blanket. The width should be at least 3 inches to provide stability.
Attach one side of the hook and loop tape to the cut board. Place a strip completely across the upper edge of the board. Use a staple gun to place a staple every 4 to 5 inches.
Attach the opposite side of the hook and loop tape to the blanket. Measure the same amount applied to the cut board. Center the tape on the top edge of the blanket. It will be slightly shorter than the width of the blanket. Apply fabric glue to the hook and loop and allow to dry completely.
Nail the cut board to the wall in the desired spot. Keep in mind that the blanket will hang at the top edge of the board. Use at least one nail in each corner and two in the centre to ensure the board is sturdy on the wall. The number of nails needed is related to the width of the board.
Hang the blanket on the board by pressing the hook and loop tape together. Begin at one edge of the tape and run your hand across the opposite side of the blanket to keep the attachment smooth.
Tips and warnings
- Hook and loop tape is available in various widths. The wider the width used for the project, the sturdier the results of the project.
- Some blanket material may not be receptive to fabric glue. If the glue does not stick well, sew the hook and loop tape with double seams along the edge of the blanket.
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