How To Install A Door Knocker The Easy Way Without Hardware

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If there’s one thing that pretties up a door, it’s got to be a door knocker. I’ve always loved them and wanted one, but the thought of drilling holes in my metal door always deterred me from installing one.

If you have a love for door knockers and always wanted to install a door knocker too, then you are going to love this easy solution – no drilling required!

How To Install A Door Knocker

I found this beautiful horse door knocker and since I love horses so much, I  knew it was the right fit for our home. Then, I had it for a few weeks before it dawned on me that I can install it easily with velcro and not have to do any drilling on my front door! 

More so, I wanted to only get Velcro Industrial Coins to install it as I knew it would be good and secure and the coins would fit perfectly on the backside of the door knocker. These fasteners are excellent for indoor and outdoor use where extra holding power is needed.

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It was so easy to install and literally took about ten minutes from start to finish. I love simple solutions!

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This was such an easy solution. I didn’t even remove the label on the back either! It’s been up for over a week now, and it’s as secure as can be! 

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Then, I added the sticky side of the Velcro directly on top so it would line up perfectly on my door. No measuring, and it was hassle free!

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All I had to do next was find the sweet spot on my door where I wanted the door knocker and pressed it to that spot using as much force as I could. Done and done!

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I love the way it looks and how easy it was too. Now, I have a beautiful door knocker, and it was as easy as could be to install!

Do you find your front and storm doors a hassle to clean? Be sure to check out How To Easily Clean Your Front Door Back To New Again with a simple hack! I think once you learn how I did it, you’ll want to as well. Now, my front and storm doors are always so shiny and clean! 

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If I ever want to remove it, that’s super easy now too. I can always swap it out for the next door knocker that screams at me to buy it! Head on over to my Door Knocker Pinterest Board and you can see my collection of loved door knockers there. Be sure to follow me when you do!

More so, I love this horse door knocker too! There are so many unique knockers out there and that’s why I love my Pinterest Boards so I can keep track of all the ones I love! 

I hope after learning this easy hack, you can get to install one too!

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Be sure to Pin It and save your inspiration today! 

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If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below. 

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  1. I did not realize there was industrial strength velcro plus this is a sheer genius idea for a door knocker. I love your horse too Carolann, it looks really elegant on your door.

  2. I have found that when I use Velcro outside where summer heat softens the sticky backing the Velcro slides down. I would think that would be especially true on metal door. Does industrial strength combat that?

  3. Hi Norma,
    The velcro I chose is designed not to do that. It’s industrial strength! I have the brand in my post. It has not slipped or moved at all since I installed it. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!

  4. What a brilliant idea!! Looks really good too. Just one thing occurred to me.
    The knocker has nothing but the door itself to knock on. There is no plate for the ring to bang down on ,to avoid spoiling the wooden door.

  5. Hi Annette, Good point but this knocker was designed without one. I would guess for a wooden door you might need the plate although, to be honest, I don’t see how anyone would knock that hard to damage the wood. I have a metal door and it works great for metal. Thanks so much for stopping by to comment. I hope to see you back again soon!

  6. Hi Carolann

    I have not heard of metal doors before, but I see they are available with wood inside and a skin of metal on the outside for extra security. Also come in all metal. I imagine the metal on metal must be quite effective to alert you of a visitor.
    I much prefer door knockers to a bell. I have a nice old brass fox which I never clean as I prefer that look.
    It was quite a job for me to find a way of fixing it using screws. Wish I had known about this before. But living by the sea I wonder how strong it would have been holding on against the salt air.

  7. Hi Annette,
    Thanks so much for stopping by to comment. My door is all metal. I don’t believe there’s wood in the center. I love the old look of brass too. I’ve never seen a fox one before. It must be beautiful! The adhesive I got is made to not slip or budge so I image it would have worked great. So far, mine is doing terrific! I love the look of door knockers and am so thrilled I was able to install it easily. Hope to see you back again soon.

  8. Sorry but going to have to have a rant before I go on to reply.
    Every time I come on here to type the page moves on to next page so I lose all my text.
    So I have typed on a word document first this time.
    Then copy and paste. Thank God for copy and paste!

    I’ve not seen many fox door knockers over here in UK but I got this one in an antique or junk store years ago.
    I had it on my lovely old oak front door at my old cottage. But didn’t want to leave it there for new owners, most likely would have been chucked out with the door and all the nice old things we did to the house
    It was totally ruined by extensions. more like a mansion than a cottage
    Anyway here is a photo of foxy, just taken, but doesn’t look so good in this door.
    If we don’t hear again… have a Merry Christmas and a successful and happy New Year

    Annette and Banjo cat
    Oh bother I can;t upload a photo

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