Día de los Muertos flower crown

Dress up with real flowers
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

During Día de los Muertos people dress up and adorn themselves with flowers. To stand out, it's worth taking the time to create a striking crown of real flowers. Follow our guide to to create a beautiful headdress that will get you feeling fun and festive.

Dia de los muertos flower crown DIY - Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk

You will need

  • Floral tape
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Iron wire or diadem
  • Flowers — we went for Tilandsia dyriana, vanda orchids, gerbera, flame lilies, roses, chrysanthemums, calla lillies and carnations. You can also use your own favourite flowers, or find ones with meaningful symbols. Mix and match large and small sizes, textures and different colours, until you have the look you want.

Optional

  • Measuring tape
  • Flower glue
  • Ribbons

Instructions

  1. Cut your flowers short so that the stem length is 3-5 cm.
  2. Take your diadem — or, if you don't have one to hand, then take 2 pieces of iron wire and wrap the flower tape all the way around them to hold them together. Bend the ends with the tongs until it forms a semi-circle.
  3. Position the first flower with the stem against the diadem and fasten it tightly to the wire with the flower tape. Keep adding flowers like this. When you are in the middle, move to the other side and do the same until the crown is full.
  4. If you're of the opinion that more is more, then add extra blooms by dotting the stems of smaller flowers with flower glue and placing them in between the larger blooms. 
  5. Attach ribbons to the bottom and fasten the crown to your head. Now you're bound to turn heads when you enter the room.

In the mood for more Día de los Muertos tutorials? Click here to see how to make a flower altar, Calavera Catrina make-up or decorate top hat with flowers

Share your gorgeous creations with us on social media with #funnyhowflowersdothat and #ddlm — we'd love to see them.