You may have seen blankets suspended on walls and wondered how they achieved such a perfect hang. Well, we're letting you in on our little DIY secret with an easy step-by-step guide on how to turn a blanket into a wallhanging, using Seljak brand as an example. Seljak Brand blankets in the Design range sport unique artworks, making them simple interior additions with great impact – both as throws and wall hangings!
The Pyramid blanket from the Design range
This guide shows you how to create a permanent hanging system to display a woven blanket on the wall, using our Seljak Brand blankets as examples. If you’re seeking a temporary option, or don’t have the freedom to personalise your space too much, removable artwork hooks are another option. Keep in mind that they’ll stretch the blanket over time, so we only recommend this if you’re hanging your blanket temporarily.
Step 1: Collect your materialsMaterials you will need
- Length of carpet square,
- Ruler or spirit level
You will need to acquire a length of carpet square, as this will hold your blanket in place on the wall, without straining any individual part of the blanket. Most hardware stores have lengths of carpet square and some even offer the service of cutting it to your desired length. Be sure to double check the dimensions of the blanket that you are hanging (sizing information is available on each of our product pages). Carpet squares have nails ready to go for fixing to surfaces, so you will need a hammer to secure the carpet square to your chosen spot on the wall and a ruler or spirit level to ensure it’s not wonky.
Step 2: Measure, line-up and secure
Pick your spot on the wall and use your ruler or measuring tape to check that everything is straight and nail your carpet square into the wall. Don’t forget to pay attention while handling tools and sharp objects!
Hanging the Moontide blanket from the Rugged range using a carpet square
Step 3: Hang your blanket
Once the carpet square is secured to the wall, carefully push the nails into the blanket to avoid snagging or pulling any of the fibres. Because the blanket is so evenly secured along the top, it is not necessary to add a carpet square to the bottom, so you can let the bottom of the blanket hang loose for a sense of ease.
Voilà, enjoy your new wall feature!