This new DIY “love my tribe” wooden home, is ideal for our newest Corona rule: “stay at home” from Maggy De Block. Plenty of time to spend with my shiba’s and that’s something I like the most. Dogs have always been a part of my life although I can’t really say I owned a dog when I was a kid.

But my aunt had dogs and other aunts had plenty of other animals to play with as well. My mum didn’t want me to have a dog when I was younger, because she had to put her own dog done when she was sick. She never really recovered from that experience. Every since she said I should get my own dog once I was older, I couldn’t wait for it.

Now I have two beautiful shiba’s walking in my home and they are the inspiration for my next project: “Love my tribe”.

What do you need?


  1. Sand the wooden house before bringing your first layer of paint. (I’ve chosen for a white acrylic paint (remember the grey house I own) and I’ve started with a paint brush but I don’t really like clean layers, so I took an old cloth to dep into the wet areas, getting some contrast into it)
  2. Give it some time to dry. Since I wasn’t in a hurry, I left it a day to dry before getting started with step 3.
  3. Place the stencil on your painted wooden home. You can opt for paint tape to keep the stencil in one place. Yet I didn’t did that this time, because I wanted to use my black Posca paint pen for this one. Trying out something new.
  4. Let it dry before placing it into your home.

Love my tribe result?

This “love my tribe” wooden home is done. What do you think?

This stencil was a Mylar stencil, which means you can wash it off and start again. Yet I’m not really a fan of this type of stencil as the bleeding is definately a possibility if you don’t do it right. I’ve noticed you can buy non-perminately glue to keep it into place as well but I don’t really like to work with glue that much.

So nowaday, I’ve been working more with vinyl, which is a one time only sheet. Not good for the environment but I’ve noticed other types to use as well, that can be reusable. Before buying those, I want to get to know more of my latest item I’ve bought: my Cricut machine. So I’m into the designs fase and when my shop is getting filled, I’ll probably transfer to the reusable ones.

Basically, stenciling is a great thing to do when you need to stay home from your gouvernement. It’s not that expensive and I guess you have something in your home that could be upgraded. Let’s say glasses, a wooden sign, a door, or something else.

Go and be creative!


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