* Using the picture above for reference, shape the piece of wire to have two loops at each end: a rounded section for the key hook, and a twisted section to glue onto the cardboard circle.
* Glue the twisted section onto the cardboard circle. (You can feel free to use a ton of glue if need be. Nobody is going to see this part, so be as messy as you want – just make it stick!)
* Next, cut out six big flower shapes from your book or magazine. Consider cool pictures from a travel magazine, or pages from your favorite poet. If you don’t want to ruin a good book or your favorite new magazine, hunt down old books at thrift stores or pretty ads from the pages of your mom’s old Marie Claire magazines – be creative! I used a combination of ads from Glamor and Cosmo magazines I had lying around my apartment because I wanted something colorful and inexpensive.
* Stack all six layers on top of each other and rotate them so the petals stand out at different angles.
* Staple them all together in the center with an “X” shape. By stapling one over another, it makes them stronger and prevents the petals from coming detached from the others.
* Pull up all the layers so they stand up in a 3D shape.
* With another page or scraps of a page you’ve already used, make another smaller “flower” shape with thinner strips for the center of the flower. Hot glue it in the middle to cover the staples and create a full center.
* Before gluing the flower onto the cardboard, coat the flower with a layer of clear spray paint and let it dry.
* Add a few more coats of clear spray paint until the whole flower is crisp and strong. (Note: I used the glossy kind of spraypaint, and it turned out with a really neat finish. Consider experimenting with different finishes for unique looks.)
* Glue the whole flower to the cardboard circle. Because I happened to have glitter glue, I also decorated the “petals” with some squirts of silver glitter just for fun.
* Once the glue is dry, hang the key holder on the wall.