Before we went off to college, my roommate and I decided to get together and make decorations for our dorm room. I found the above picture on Pinterest and decided to make a Harry Potter flying keys chandelier. They turned out pretty well, and I figure that I might as well tell you how we did it!
-Printer and paper
-hot glue (optional)
-Elmer's glue (optional)
-Wire coat hangers
-Fishing Wire or thin string
1. First you take the wire coat hanger and bend it into whatever shape you want. The keys will be hanging off of this. I did a big circle, and then a spiraled circle with a hook shape at the top so I could hang it up. It is your choice!
2. If you don't have separate structures, skip this step. I had two separate pieces, so I had to take the fishing wire (ours was gold) and hang the circle from the spiral by connecting it at three points with equal lengths of wire. (I did four originally, but three is best because three points are always on the same plane, while four aren't always. Math can be useful when you want things to be even...)
3. Make your flying keys! We found pictures of wings on the internet. We decided to do butterfly wings and a few birds wings. Print them out to scale for the skeleton keys. Then make designs using the Elmer's Glue and glitter (if you want). Hot glue the wings to the skeleton keys.
4. Cut varyin lengths of fishing line and tie them to the keys.
5. Tie the other end of the lengths to the wire hanger structure.
6. Hot glue all of the places that the string is attached to the wire hanger. You don't want it to slide!
7. Wrap the black ribbon around the wire hanger, hot glueing every once and a while so it doesn't unwind. This makes the hanger look more attractive.
Viola! You have a flying key chandelier!