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Are you a D.I.Y. Project Loving, Pinterest Addicted Creative who has Service Industry Experience?

We’ve got the job for you!

Upstairs Circus is looking for a part-time Creative Assistant to help patrons at Project Socials, events and everyday shop hours.

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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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Upstairs Circus Build-out Inspiration

Yep, that’s right. We’re building a circus.

Really, we are opening a Upstairs Circus store front location in LoDo (Lower Downtown), Denver and have been having a lot of fun deciding what this place will look like. It turns out “circus” is a theme you can take in many directions: young and colorful circus, Parisian vintage circus, dark circus, modern circus, Brittney Spears-ish circus…

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Upcycled T-Shirt Yarn Bauble Projects RoundUp

Our last post taught ya’ll how to make t-shirt yarn so- we figured- this post we should give a few inspirational tutorials and images of t-shirt yarn projects to get you started with your creating!

See the following links for tutorials or more images of the round-ups above:

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DIY T Shirt Yarn Tutorial

It’s easy and cheap and makes some wonderful items… it’s T-shirt yarn. Below is a simple tutorial for making your own upcycled T-Shirt yarn.

The supplies needed: scissors and a T-shirt that has no side seams (they are very easy to find in thrift stores… simply head to the Men’s XXL Tee section!).


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Derby Hat RoundUp

Every year, we attend a great fundraiser in Denver called “Denver Derby.” Basically, thousands of people get together, dressed in their most fetching Spring wear, watch the Kentucky Derby horse race on big screens and support the Sean Ranch Lough Memorial Foundation.

We’ve got our tickets and we are planning on going once again!

Now the question is: What to wear? More specifically, what to wear on my head?

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Upstairs Circus Favorite Fonts

Good fonts contribute to good design. Since we like to promote good design, we have compiled a list of a few of our favorite FREE fonts, with their corresponding links. See list below!

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