Holiday Photo Wall / Holiday Photo Booth DIY by Upstairs Circus

Hello Interneters! Well! The Holiday season is once again approaching, which means the time for taking epic holiday card photos is also approaching. Every year my husband, our dogs and I take some sort of funny/ unique holiday photo and send it out in card form to our nearest and dearest (plus a few others, like Ellen and The President). With so many years behind us, the pressure for amazing photos has grown and grown…

In any case! Who knows what I will come up with this year (I am certainly running out of ideas), but I can help YOU come up with your card by sharing a DIY for a Holiday Themed Photo Wall! I used this wall for our holiday card and then used it again at a holiday party as a photo booth. Both were fun and the results were great. Our card is below.

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Upstairs Circus Obsessions : Fall 2014 : Moto Scot

It’s nearly Fall. I’m excited. Why am I excited you ask?

Well! Let me tell you amazing Blog readers! Because the lovely season of Fall means it’s boot season (I heart me some boots), fashion hits a high note (and sometimes I get to buy a few new things), I get to make a brand new obsession board for creation inspiration, which, in turn, means I get to have all kinds of fun experimenting with DIY, art and design projects.

Yes, in the next month or so, I will be making a whole bunch of fun things inspired by this here obsession board. I am calling the board “Moto Scot.” A tribute to the fashion-inspired biker, moto trend I love so much and Scotland. Why Scotland? Well. I can’t think of why. Perhaps it’s a subconscious choice because I am currently also obsessed with the Outlander Series on Stars (and there is all kinds of mouthwatering kilts and Scottish accents flying around in the series; who doesn’t love that?!?).

So! follow along in the near future to see what we create.

Looking for where to find the glorious things on our board? See our “Obsessions” Pinterest Board for links to where to buy/ find these great things below!

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Upstairs Circus featured in 5280 Magazine: Top of the Town Issue

Just a quick post to brag about a press mention in the July 2014 issue of 5280 Magazine! We’re in great company in this article which highlights us and other creative establishments that will get you making this Summer. Check the article out here!

Thanks 5280 for the sweet shout out and pic of our amazing patrons!

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DIY Dog Chew Toy Tutorial by Upstairs Circus - made with upcycled t-shirts!

It’s no secret. I’m obsessed with my dogs. I have two of them. They are both French Bulldogs. They are my fur children. Don’t judge. Or do. Either way, I am still obsessed.

Here is a photo of them very hard at work at the LoDo, Denver Upstairs Circus Bar. King Louis is the gray and white puppers. Mr. T. is the fawn with the eyes that don’t quite look in the same direction. Poor guy.

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DIY No Sew Upcycled T-Shirt Fring Bag by Upstairs Circus

Thought we’d post this seriously easy and seriously cheap DIY project for the world to enjoy. This project was originally made for 5280 Magazine, who is running a pre-teen craft feature in their July 2014 edition. Our lives are DIY, their offices are behind our LoDo shop, we love quite a few people who work there, so we thought we would help!

The bag turned out way more chic than we originally thought it would. Very Boho. Very Hipster. Very Circus!

Happy making makers!

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Etsy Craft Party 2014 :: Upstairs Circus :: Denver, CO


RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Sign up for the Denver 2014 Etsy Craft Party here!


Denver Etsy Craft Party Event Details

It’s time for this year’s Etsy Craft Party! Mark your calendars, get your creative juices flowing and let everyone know that the Denver Etsy Craft Party will take place on Friday, June 6, 2014, AND that you are ready to craft AND party!

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Upstairs Circus on Denver Tidbits

A little thanks for a little publicity!

Thanks Denver Tidbits for the article.

See the article here.

Coats of Joy at Upstairs Circus
We’re teaming up with Coats of Joy to warm up our community this holiday season!

Come one, Come all! On December 17, Upstairs Circus will be hosting a Project Social at a special price of $38 which includes a marvelous DIY project, 2 drink tickets and truffle popcorn. The only requirement is that you bring a coat. Donations of clean, gently used coats and jackets of all shapes and sizes and for women, men and children will be accepted during this event.

Buy tickets here.

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Herbs for the Hostess | Hostess Gift DIY for Thanksgiving by Upstairs Circus

We’ve been hard at work over the past few months creating and perfecting some amazing DIY projects for our store opening, including projects for our first Project Socials: Turkey Day Soiree.

Today’s featured project: Herbs for the Host/ Hostess. A great gift to give to any hardworking Thanksgiving Day host.

We started with plain old mugs and ended with sheer beauty, usefulness and a side of garden fresh scent. Visit us to do the same!

Come join us for our very FIRST Project Socials: Tuesday Nov. 26 and Wednesday Nov. 27 to make this, or one of three other spectacular Turkey Day themed projects! (Click links to buy tickets to the Socials or here to see our calendar)

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Upstairs Circus featured on Eater Denver

Late this summer we got a nice surprise from Denver who wrote a nice little article about us in the online magazine. See the article here.

A quick shout out of thanks to for the publicity!

Vote for DIY Holiday Gifts at Upstairs Circus!

Because it means more when it’s homemade!

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Travel DIY projects : Upstairs Circus

We’re looking to you to help shape our future! Please help us decide what projects we will offer in our “Oh the Places You’ll Go” travel themed Project Social…

For a bit of inspiration:’

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Vote below:

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Breakfast at Tiffany's DIY Projects - Project Socials by Upstairs Circus

We’re looking to you to help shape our future! Please help us decide what projects we will offer in our “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Project Social…

Our Breakfast at Tiffany’s Project Social is designed for bridal shower groups and other delightful morning fun. Imagine yourself sipping mimosa’s and be simply fabulous while you create a one of the projects inspired by the Breakfast at Tiffany’s movie below (once you pick them, of course).

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DIY Collapsible Photo Lightbox Tutorial by Upstairs Circus

Taking beautiful pictures of any objects starts with a nicely lit set to take those pictures. This DIY photo tutorial lays out the steps for creating a collapsible (and cheap) photo lightbox so you, too, can start taking beautiful photos.

See the steps below to make one of your own!

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Upstairs Circus Logo Variations - Vote!

We’re thinking of slightly modifying our logo and want your help!

Vote for your favorite logo variation below:

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