Real caballeros wear flowers

If you're celebrating Día de los Muertos at a party with your partner, see if you can get them to wear a dashing decorative top hat. Or, if as an alternative to the Flower Crown, follow these instructions to create a stylish headpiece for yourself.

Dia de los muertos flower hat DIY -Funnyhowflowersdothat

You will need

  • A hat (it's best if it's a top hat)
  • Iron wire
  • Flower tape — try to find some that matches the colour of the hat!
  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Flowers. We went for Gloriosa, Vanda, Gerbera, Dianthus and Clematis, but you can choose your favourites.


  • Take two pieces of iron wire and turn them into a round ring by fastening them together with floral tape. Make them large so that they can fit over the hat. 
  • Position a large flower against the wire and tape the flower stalk firmly to the ring. Do the same with a smaller flower next to it.
  • Decorate one half of the ring, and then do the same on the other side until it is full of flowers.
  • Slide the ring over the hat and adjust. That's it!

After some more DIY “DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS” inspiration? Click here for our tutorials on the flower altar, the flower crown, and the Calavera Catrina make-up.

Share your gorgeous creations with us on social media with #funnyhowflowersdothat and #ddlm.