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‘Tis the season to make your home jolly

by Shea Homes Arizona on December 8, 2017

Decorating your home for the holidays can be fun and something special that the whole family gets to enjoy. Every year we unload the great big holiday boxes from the attic, remembering all of the fun decorations filled with memories that have been collected over the years. We at Shea Homes® recognize these moments and with the help of some of our favorite Phoenix-area Etsy shops we have put together a few of our favorite holidays finds whether it be for your own home for your family to cherish through the years or a gift to someone you love. Consider these local stores your one stop shop for all things holiday this season.

Signs, Wreaths and Home Décor- SignsStuffnThings (Gilbert, AZ)
Signs Stuff n Things Photo Credit: SignsStuffnThings

Sisters Michelle and Cheryl had a dream of starting a business for years, and in 2013 they made their dreams a reality by taking over a part of Michelle’s home to create an office and studio to design and create everything their Etsy shoppers get to enjoy! The sisters explain that their operation is truly a family affair, often recruiting their children and husbands to join in on the fun. Check out SignsStuffnThings for handcrafted items such as wood signs, wreaths, and home décor — not just for the holiday season, but all year long.

Burlap Table Runners- HotCocoaDesign (Phoenix, AZ)
Hot Cocoa DesignPhoto Credit: HotCocoaDesign

Originally from Eastern Europe, Elena moved to the United States nearly 20 years ago and is now a proud American citizen residing in Phoenix, Arizona. All table linens sold on HotCocoaDesign are designed and created by Elena making her a one woman show. Have something specific you are looking for in a table linen? Most of the linens Elena creates are custom designed!

Greeting Cards, Gift Tags, Wall Art, & Custom Designs-SimplyCBoutique (Surprise, AZ)
Simply C BoutiquePhoto Credit: SimplyCBoutique

Cheryl is the passionate owner, designer, photographer, and creator behind SimplyCBoutique, which she started in 2011. Scrapbooking for years, she then turned to making cards. That led to the creation of home décor, cards, gift tags, address labels and even magnets.

Banners- BekahJennings (Mesa, AZ)
Bekah JenningsPhoto Credit: BekahJennings (Phoenix, Arizona)

Bekah Jennings got her inspiration back in 2008 when her 5-year-old son was using stamps with paint on chipboard. Now, almost a decade later, each banner she creates is hand stamped in paint, distressed, and strung on ribbon. To meet the demands of a growing business, in 2010 Bekah asked her Aunt Johnell to join her as a partner, making it a family affair. Too see more hand crafted banners for every season, visit BekahJennings.

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Holiday Curb Appeal

by Shea Homes Arizona on November 21, 2014

First impressions matter! Spruce up your home’s curb appeal and welcome your guests in style. Here are a few of our favorite DIY updates for the holidays.

Tomato Cage Christmas Trees

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Photo credit: Our House on the Corner

Give your tomato cages new life by flipping them upside down and covering with string lights or greenery (real or faux).

Chalkboard Welcome Sign

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Photo credit: Home Depot

Who knew a trip to the home improvement store could yield so many simple holiday DIY projects for your home’s entry? Check out this Home Depot blog post for instructions on how to make this chalkboard welcome sign plus more easy projects like festive house numbers made from nails and red yarn.

Moss-covered Letters

diy-moss-covered-letters

Photo credit: Uncommon Designs

Inspired by similar letters from Garnet Hill, this DIY version gives you the look for less. Click through for Uncommon Designs for a shopping list and instructions on how to add some big time “joy” to your front door.

Mason Jar Luminarias

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Photo credit: The Inspired Room

We love this fresh take on the classic paper bag luminarias. All you need is a set of mason jars, Epsom salt and some small candles. Line them up on your front walk for a festive winter welcome.

Holiday Doormat

holiday doormat

Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess

Grab a new doormat at Target or get creative and go for a little doorway DIY. Pick up an inexpensive bristly doormat, some gold spray paint, then add a smattering of triangle with white craft paint and a small paintbrush.

Gold Wreath

gold wreath

Photo credit: Canadian Family

Add a dash of metallic to your entry with this simple gold wreath. Hit the craft store for a foam wreath form, gold thumbtacks and a ribbon. Yes, you’ll be pushing in over 1,000 thumbtacks, but pop in A Christmas Story and watch while you work.

Wrapped Gifts

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Add instant holiday spirit to your front porch with this easy and inexpensive DIY project. Simply wrap a selection of different sized boxes and stack by the front door or on a rocking chair or bench.

Photo credit: bhg.com

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