Want to make your room look more aesthetically pleasing? Read this piece on how to hang a blanket on the wall without nails.
We will also look into the pros and cons of use and non-use of nails. Afterward, you are free to look at the alternatives that we also presented!
Method #1. Using velcro
Step #1. Prepare the materials
First, you have to wash the blanket you are going to use. This is so it smells fresh and clean when you hang it on your wall.
After washing it, keep it close along with adhesive velcro strips.
Adhesive velcro strips are easy to apply and stick fasteners that you can use to bind things to fabrics.
Adhesive velcro strips require no sewing or gluing, and ironing.
They can even withstand washing and can be reused multiple times as well.
Step #2. Flatten the blanket
Lay the blanket on a flat surface. The blanket should be free of creases or wrinkles. Press it if necessary.
Set the blanket with the designed side up.
Step #3. Prepare the velcro strips
Remove one of the sticky sides of the velcro strips. The number of velcro strips needed depends on the length of your blanket.
On average, you may need about five to six velcro strips. Make sure you have enough velcro strips for your blanket.
Lay the velcro strips on your blanket to mark where you plan on placing them.
Step #4. Attach
Attach the velcro strips on the top of the blanket. Leave about four inches of space between each velcro strip.
Make sure the top corners have velcro strips up to their edges. This is so there won’t be an awkward excess of fabric when it is hung on the wall.
Step #5. Stick
Stick the blanket on the wall with the velcro strips. You can opt to start from one corner first, then peel the rest of the velcro strips once you’ve fasted one of the top corners.
Make sure the blanket is evenly aligned.
Method #2. Command hooks
For this method, you are going to have to sew loops at the ends of your blanket because we are going to use hooks.
Step #1. Prepare the materials
You are going to need adhesive strips, command hooks, your blanket of choice, your sewing kit, and a small piece of cloth or a ribbon for the loops.
Step #2. Sew
This is just a basic kind of sewing. First, if you have a piece of cloth fold it into two first then sew it close except for the ends.
Then, turn it inside out, with the stitches inside the cloth.
If you have a ribbon though, we can directly proceed to make a loop at the corner of the blanket. Then, sew the loop.
Tug it to make sure it’s stitched well, and you have your loops!
Step #3. Stick the adhesives
Stick the adhesives on the hooks, and press them firmly. Then, stick the hooks where you want to hang your blanket.
Make sure to press them firmly when you stick them on the wall.
Step #4. Hang your blanket
After placing the hooks on the wall, you can now hang your blanket using the loops!
What is the ideal way to hang a blanket on the wall?
Nails are perfect for heavy blankets and if you’re hanging them in your own home. If you live in an apartment, however, this is a problem.
Typically, landlords do not permit their tenants to bore holes on apartment walls. Moreover, hammering nails on the wall is bound to be loud. It may inconvenience the other tenants.
Hanging your blanket using adhesives is good. It’s not loud, and you can apply them quickly. However, they may not hold your heavy blanket as good as nails do.
This is not a problem with light blankets, so if you’re going to use lightweight blankets, use adhesives instead!
What are the other alternatives that can be used for hanging blankets?
There are multiple alternatives to hanging blankets on walls. You can use liquid starch to stick the fabric on the wall completely.
On the other hand, you can use a curtain rod and hang the blanket over it. Using curtain rods may not add as much flair, but they’re easy to install!
For a more creative look, you can attach adhesives on clothespins. Attach the clothespins to the wall, and make sure they are secure and are appropriately stuck on it.
Then, clip your blanket using clothespins. This way, you can freely change the blanket you want to hang on your wall.
There are various ways on how to hang a blanket on the wall without nails. Some are more permanent than others, but are more secure.
What you decide on at the end of the day should depend on what type of blanket you have and if you can alter your walls.