DIY “DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS”: Flower crown

Dress up with real flowers

During Día de los Muertos people decorate themselves with flowers. Taking the time to create a striking crown of real flowers is an excellent idea. Whether you're celebrating Dia de los Muertos at home or out on the town, this beautiful headdress will help you feel fun and festive.

Dia de los muertos flower crown DIY -Funnyhowflowersdothat

You will need

  • Floral tape
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Iron wire or diadem
  • Flowers. We went for Tilandsia dyriana, Vanda orchids, Gerbera, Gloriosa, roses, chrysanthemums, Calla lillies and Carnations. You can also use your own favorite 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!


  • Measuring tape
  • Flower glue
  • Ribbons


  1. Cut your chosen 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 iron wire 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 think that more is more, then add more 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 DIY “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

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