My grandson Manny was so impressed with a post I did showing how to use a wood-burning pen to personalize a birch container that he asked me to help him make one as a DIY Mother’s Day gift idea for his mom. Of course I said yes!

diy mother's day gift idea with piece of birch

I chose a tall cylindrical-shaped vase for him to work with because it is the perfect shape to fill with beautiful spring tulips.

diy mother's day gift idea with drawing heart on paper

We started by making a template for the heart.

diy mother's day gift idea with drawing heart on birch

Manny used the template to create the basic guide.

diy mother's day gift idea with burning heart design on birch

Then we removed the template and started to fill in and fill out the lines to create definition. It’s better to go over the design lightly multiple times.

diy mother's day gift idea with burning birch with pen

Tip: Keep going over the same area with the pen until you are happy with how it looks.

diy mother's day gift idea with kids holding birch vase

Once Manny was satisfied with the wood-burning job he did, it was time to make the arrangement…with a big assist from little sister Olivia!

diy mother's day gift idea with birch vase filled with flowers

Tulips are the perfect flower for children to work with because they’re so easy to arrange. Simply fill the vase with clean, fresh water, give the stems a cut, and place them in the vase one at a time!

diy mother's day gift idea with by holding birch vase

A job well done…and a DIY Mother’s Day gift idea that Mom will truly love!

Author

Julie started her career in the floral industry over 30 years ago in a small, family-owned flower shop. From floral designer to author and lifestyle expert, her insight has been instrumental in developing the 1-800-Flowers.com brand. Representing the company’s floral lifestyle vision, Julie has shared her talent and passion in numerous television appearances and national magazine features. She is an active fundraiser and longtime friend of IGHL, a group dedicated to facilitating a more independent life for developmentally challenged adults.

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