Holiday Up-cycle Workshop & Open House Dec. 2

Saturday, December 2, the Winding Road Marketplace will hold extended hours for the Holiday Up-cycle Workshop & Open House. Experienced Up-Cycler Don Turner will be at the Marketplace all day, providing his expertise, as well as locally sourced materials to make holiday crates.

For $20 each, attendees can customize their crates to make the perfect sturdy, handmade gift you can’t just pick up at the store. Cash and Credit cards will be accepted. Visit the Marketplace at 117 W. Main Street any time between 10 am and 4 pm on Dec. 2 to make your crate. All ages and experience levels welcome.

After making and customizing their crate, visitors can fill up the holiday crate with discounted local goods from the Winding Road Marketplace. All ornaments and food are 20% off for anyone building a holiday crate.

upcycle crate empty

Whether you’re looking to make rather than buy your Christmas gifts this year, need to get a gift for someone who’s hard to shop for, or you’d just like to learn a new hobby for the new year, you won’t regret spending a day up-cycling in Shawnee, OH.Don Turner worked as an industrial arts teacher, and since retiring, he continues to make unique, handmade items from found materials, many of which can be seen in the Winding Road Marketplace and around Southeast Ohio. Some of his pieces include Lake Eerie driftwood lamps, real silver flatware wind chimes, recycled bottle hummingbird feeders, and many other items made from re-purposed local wood.

Continuing the tradition of Appalachian ingenuity that produced a variety of ways to use Ohio’s abundant clay deposits, people around the region are using available materials to create unique, local products that tell the story of their place. The Winding Road is all about finding new ways for local people to tell those stories. Come learn more about up-cycling and the goals of the Winding Road December 2 from 10 am to 4 pm.

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