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An upcycled Christmas tree

ReUse on Union December Open House


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Come on out to our holiday Open House 12-5 Saturday, December 21st! We will be featuring all our consignment artists’ talent. Many will be in attendance, and will have brought in lots of new goodies to peruse – come enjoy refreshments and shop for locally made gifts! Live music on site – stay tuned for… Read More

A giftbag

Last Minute Gifts and Gift Bags!


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Need wrappings for that gift, or haven’t yet found something for the people on your list? Come to our drop-in time at Athens Makerspace and whip up a lovely reusable gift bag or choose from our array of sewn project ideas for practical last-minute handmade gifts. These include homemade produce bags, napkins, pot scrubbers, placemat/utensil… Read More

Laser Engraved Ornament

Laser Engrave an Ornament


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Come learn the basics of operating our laser engraver! Class takers will make and take two different ornaments that each demonstrate different possible ways of using the laser to achieve different effects: 3D ornaments and relief ornaments using different local woods to create depth. If you like you can bring your own designs, but they… Read More

Holiday Stockings

Make Your Own Upcycled Holiday Stocking


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Come learn how to craft your very own Upcycled Holiday Stocking – just in time to use it this December or give as a thoughtful handmade gift to a special person! In this 3 hour class, participants will learn how to create a fully-lined, one-of-a-kind stocking [with a secret pocket, for extra special gifts!] out… Read More

Aluminum Can Wind Chime

Aluminum Can Cutting and Upcycling!


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Are you amused by the big upcycled windchime by Dan Laurence at ReUse on Union? Come learn how to make one for yourself! In this introductory class, Dan will show you all his best tricks for efficiently cutting common aluminum beverage cans to best utilize their bottoms, sides, and unique design elements. Students will then… Read More

A horseshoe snowman

Weld a Horseshoe Snowman


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Still in search of a whimsical holiday gift for someone you love? Come join us to weld them a cheerful snowman out of upcycled horseshoes! Using MIG welder techniques, our talented instructor, Liz King, will guide participants through this Make-and-Take project. Having MIG welding experience is helpful but not necessary. Participants should wear close-toed shoes,… Read More

A patterned cutting board

Patterned Cutting Board Workshop


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Make your very own patterned cutting board to keep or give in this popular workshop. No woodworking experience necessary! Participants will create their own custom designs and be able to take home 1-3 cutting boards! Athens Makerspace will provide a variety of attractive hardwoods already planed and cut into strips, including walnut, oak, cherry, ash,… Read More

A seat cushion made from ties

Weave a Seat from Ties!


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Do you have an old chair or stool that needs a new seat? Or have you always wanted to learn chair caning but thought it was too boring? Come join Master Seat-Weaver Mindy King to craft a colorful new seat from upcycled neckties! Class will provide all ties and include instruction from start to finish…. Read More