Artisanat Home Decor offers handcrafted products

Owner Melissa Arteaga opened Artisanat Home Decor last December.

Owner Melissa Arteaga opened Artisanat Home Decor last December.

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When customers walk through the doors of Artisanat Home Decor, they can find a variety of handcrafted home decor products that were designed by local, national and international artists as well as by owner Melissa Arteaga.

Arteaga opened the home decor store in Creekside Park Village Green in December 2017 after deciding to not pursue her biology degree and to instead focus on something she loved to do. Originally from Aguascalientes, Mexico, Arteaga moved to The Woodlands in 2008 and said the location for Artisanat Home Decor has been perfect.

“I was studying biology in school, and I needed an outlet,” she said. “I started doing wooden string art and painting signs, and I just did it for fun. Then it started to evolve, and people started buying my designs.”

Now since opening her store in The Woodlands, Arteaga said she can sell her designs as well as offer a variety of handcrafted furniture and home decor.

“We offer a little bit of everything here,” Arteaga said. “We have furniture, wall accents and everything from pillows to wooden spoons. It’s mostly things to pamper your house and make it a little cozier and more your own. Everything we have here is handcrafted, and everything is a small process and is made one by one. So, it’s a unique thing.”

In addition to her string art, Arteaga said she also makes light fixtures, wine racks and other wall decor that is popular among customers.

“So far, planters are a big hit here, and we have them in any color or any kind,” she said. “The string art has also been good since we can personalize it. We can put a last name or something like that with the string art and it makes a nice gift.  Also, all of our glass products are popular, and they come from Mexico.”

Arteaga said that before opening her store, she reached out to a variety of artists who she wanted to feature in Artisanat to fit the theme of the style of the store.

“Before we opened, I did a lot of research and I started contacting a lot of people,” she said. “There’s kind of style throughout the store. I like to have something for everyone, but I know not everyone will like what we sell here. We do have a certain theme here since we like a lot of neutrals, a lot of wood and a lot of natural elements.”

For customers looking to make their own decor items, Arteaga said classes are also offered at the business to show how to make similar items found in the store. Birthday parties and private events can also be held at Artisanat.

Arteaga said classes include a string art class, wood painting class, an embroidery class and a loom weaving class. Classes range from $28 to $100 depending on the class and materials used. 

“[Participants] can make their [art] and bring wine and beer and snacks,” she said. “It’s a unique thing that a group can do together.”

Arteaga said she believes the handcrafted products offered at Artisanat and the classes that teach people how to make their own art brings more awareness to art in all forms.

“It takes a lot of work for an artisan to make something,” she said. “So, whenever you buy a table or something else from us, I like to remind our customers that it is something that someone actually made with love and hard work. I think it is something that should continuously be appreciated.”

Get Crafty
Artisanat Home Decor offers a variety of classes for kids, couples and individuals to choose from. Classes range from $28-$100 depending on the class and materials used.

-String art
-Pipe lamps
-Jewelry stands
-Plant hangers
-Loom weaving

Artisanat Home Decor
26400 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. A150, The Woodlands
Hours: Mon. noon-5 p.m., Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.


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