DIY Door Knocker Belt

After discovering lion drawer pulls at the hardware store a few weeks ago, we were immediately reminded of this vintage Moschino jacket spotted on Jane of Sea of Shoes. They were obviously too amazing to pass up and we knew we had to incorporate the mini door knockers into a DIY. Luckily, we were able to track down the same lion head drawer pulls online so now you can join in on the fun!

You’ll need:

Start by placing the drawer pulls along the backside of the belt and place them to your liking. Mark the placements with 4 evenly spaced cross sections with a pen and ruler. With the hole punch, carefully punch out the holes.

Push the screws through the holes and twist on the drawer pulls, tightening each one with a screwdriver.

Your Moschino-inspired belt is finito!

Roarrrrr!

(top image via Atlantis Home, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

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55 Comments

  1. ooooh i wanna try this

    5.17.11
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  2. Looks awesome and so easy to do!

    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

    5.17.11
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  3. WOW! Awesome DIY! looks fantastic!
    http://www.nydontleaveme.com

    5.17.11
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  4. geneva wrote:

    LOOOOOVE great work ladies. xxx

    5.17.11
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  5. Nomadic D wrote:

    Oh my god that is awesome. Love it! Yet another simple yet genius DIY from you guys… Thanks you!

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

    5.17.11
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  6. Shelby wrote:

    oh my goodness this looks amazing, i absolutely love it!! can’t wait to try, thanks so much for sharing <3shelby

    http://www.makemesparkly.blogspot.com

    5.17.11
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  7. Arissa wrote:

    This is too awesome!!

    5.17.11
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  8. Kaila wrote:

    This is great!!
    What an awesome inspiration!!! I love the chunky brass look! This belt could definitely add some dimension to outfits!
    http://cestclassique.blogspot.com/

    5.17.11
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  9. Thanks so much for finding those lion head drawer pulls. When I looked for something like that, all I could find was large lion head door knockers… Then finally found a lion pendant at JoAnns and made my Temperley London inspired lion belt with the lion pendant, buttons and chain.
    http://byebyesoccermom.blogspot.com/2010/10/diy-belt-with-lion-pendant-buttons-and.html

    Love your belt! Must purchase lion head drawer pulls!
    xx
    maya

    5.17.11
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  10. benny wrote:

    this is awesome! im gonna try it for sure. ps. I’ve made the sunglasses case clutch! I used a turtle shaped drawer pull…super nice!!!
    check out my LIGHT and DIET LIKE cook blog on
    http://www.beinitaly.blogspot.com

    5.17.11
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  11. jesslope wrote:

    OMG- super duper cute.

    5.17.11
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  12. Clio wrote:

    Great idea! Looks expensive 🙂

    5.17.11
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  13. Desiree wrote:

    That turned out amazing! I’m going to try that myself, thanks! 🙂

    Desiree
    http://theimpossiblegirl.blogspot.com

    5.17.11
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  14. Zori wrote:

    Wonderful idea, thank you so much for sharing it! Your posts are always so inspiring.

    http://www.gossipstyleblog.com

    5.17.11
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  15. Ashley wrote:

    LOVE IT! It does look expensive AND unique. I bought a vintage lion door knocker necklace that I’m in love with last fall! Everyone always compliments it so I can’t wait to try this DIY.

    5.17.11
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  16. poet wrote:

    This actually looks more “expensive” than the inspiration – because the drawer knobs are not as garish and large! Good idea, and well done.

    5.17.11
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  17. Lucianne wrote:

    this is so awesome ! i would love to do that to on a leather jacket and maybe connect them with chain…. where can i get these ???

    5.17.11
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  18. amalie wrote:

    tooootally awesome!

    5.17.11
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  19. Vanessa wrote:

    This is AMAZING!

    5.17.11
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  20. Sasha wrote:

    I absolutely love this!!!! I’ll be on the hunt for lion rings from now on.

    5.17.11
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  21. Erin wrote:

    Soo innovative! I love it!

    http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

    5.17.11
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  22. Ambyr wrote:

    Very cool rendition! I love Jane, she has such a unique style!

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

    5.17.11
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  23. Ploy wrote:

    Is this heavy? Will it set off the alarm system in airport security? I DON’T CARE! I want it! I think I’m going to put one right below my neck on the back of a suede jacket I have and let the cute guys knock on it 🙂

    5.17.11
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  24. OH MY HEADING TO THE STORE NOW!!!!!!
    rad online vintage store
    http://www.deepoca.net

    5.17.11
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  25. Kinda cool… didn’t think I’d like it.. but something is drawing me too it.

    theArtofbeingFashionable

    5.17.11
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  26. Emma wrote:

    I love this! Such a great idea, and I adore Sea of Shoes as well
    http://fashionhacks.blogspot.com/

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  27. Raechel wrote:

    I loooove this. I will do for sure! It would also be cool to spray paint the pulls like a hot pink and wear on a yellow belt…just to mix things up…

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  28. OHHHH not big deal. That’s only RIDICULOUSLY BRILLIANT!

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  29. anne wrote:

    cool!

    5.18.11
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  30. Franzi wrote:

    Love the belt!!!

    I wonder could I get the same type of door knockers here in Dublin?
    Hmmmm

    Franzi
    xx
    http://franzistylenomad.wordpress.com/

    5.18.11
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  31. Vanessa wrote:

    I’m in awe! What a clever idea. Must make immediately.

    5.18.11
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  32. sara wrote:

    Perfect. Now I will just track you down and purchase the sample. Wink Wink.

    5.18.11
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  33. Daniela wrote:

    great post!!!!!!!!!!!! i am soooo gonna make one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5.18.11
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  34. I will most definitely be trying this out… love the idea!

    5.19.11
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  35. Evelin wrote:

    Amazing! The lions add so much grandeur 🙂

    5.20.11
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  36. Rebekah wrote:

    Does anyone know a website I can buy a wide leather belt just like the one pictured above? I have tried so many already.

    5.20.11
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  37. ILoveDIY wrote:

    I looove it. Just watched the Voyage of the dawn treader, and i have to say it is perfect! And @Rebekah: Try H&M

    5.22.11
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  38. haley wrote:

    isnt it faster to use glue?

    6.27.11
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  39. Tony wrote:

    @Haley, No you can’t use glue.

    In fact, I think you should use one more piece of hardware to make sure the drawer pull can’t be easily pulled out of the belt: a metal washer. So it would be: metal washer, belt, then drawer pull, with the screw going through all 3. Yes, it won’t be attractive on the inside, but it’ll be stronger.

    Just applying some construction know-how to make this project better.

    10.29.11
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  40. phaydra wrote:

    So amazing! Awesome inspiration.

    3.31.12
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  41. Jessica-Lynn wrote:

    Ugh! This is so amazing 🙂 cyber hug lol

    5.13.12
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  42. Lauren wrote:

    do you know anywhere else you can get those belts from? ive got everything else!!!! please help me out.

    7.15.12
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  43. Thanks for the tips on where to buy lion head drawer pulls. I used them for a different project:

    http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=3837466264022914525#editor/target=post;postID=4191007174478556664

    xx
    Maya

    8.22.12
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  44. Jessica wrote:

    This is the BEST idea!

    The Lovelorn

    1.3.13
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  45. Very good idea!!

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