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All Things Fall

We love Fall season here at Cardboard Safari.  The steady hum of machines running, the cool Central Virginia weather, and the fact that we get to ship some of our favorite cardboard and wood products to our customers.

We have selected some of our best selling products, and some new ones, that we think you’ll love.

Save 20% using the code FALL2018!

Cardboard Leaf Wreath

Bamboo Organizational Boxes


Pumpkin Yard Signs

Cardboard Pine Cones

Custom Tombstones

Cardboard Skull Wreath

Vince Cardboard Skull

Adirondack Chair Coasters

Redefining Functional Decor – Organizational Box Set

Our in-house designer, Will Green, talks briefly about the inspiration and intention behind these beautiful boxes.

“One objective of the boxes is to be universally useful.  Some container shapes are naturally re-occuring because they find second lives with their users–cigar boxes, shoe boxes, chocolate boxes, mint tins.  These shapes co-evolve with our modern lives and needs.  A second objective was to encourage a peaceful existence with simple design.  The only brushstrokes were those necessary for clarity of function. Proportions align, straight edges stack crisply, lids find home easily and rest comfortably.”

The boxes come with uniquely designed lids for stacking.

The level of detail on these boxes is astounding.  Look closely at how each side of the box fits together to give each seem a threaded look.

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Happenings: Charlottesville Ale Trail – Custom Beer Bottle



We recently had the opportunity to collaborate with the Charlottesville Ale Trail!  Charlottesville Ale Trail was started as a way to promote the growing brewing industry in the City of Charlottesville.  We manufactured a giant beer bottle, complete with a custom label, to celebrate their launch!  Thanks to Made in Charlottesville for the connection!

If you are interested in custom work e-mail us at!

What We’ve Been Up To – Google Android

For our most recent custom project, we collaborated with Google Inc. to design and manufacture a cardboard Google Android!

If you find yourself at Google’s Mountain View, California campus, you’ll be sure to see our Cardboard Android!  You can also find them online at the Google Online Store!

Leah Yellowbird Printed Animal Heads

The intricate patterns of these designs were created by Leah Yellowbird (, a Native American artist based in Minnesota. We’ve had the pleasure of providing Leah with the birch plywood base forms of our product for her to embellish with her detailed paint work. We then scanned her original patterns and printed them onto corrugated cardboard to make a more affordable product to share with a broad audience.


Intricate, graceful, thought-provoking and prolific — words that have been used to describe the elaborate masterwork of Leah Yellowbird. Originally a traditional bead-worker, she identifies strongly with her First Nations Algonquin-Metis and Anishinaabe heritage. At a young age, Yellowbird learned from her extended family how to follow traditional beading patterns and has been working in this medium her entire life. This knowledge, combined with her creative eye and exploration of color, has spilled over into the realm of painting, and she is now well-regarded for her work in all mediums.

Yellowbird describes her process in the context of survival; painting and beading are like breathing to her. She draws inspiration from the traditional art forms of her ancestors while adding a modern voice to the imagery, the result of which evokes a sense of nostalgia and wonder. Her work is a visual manifestation of time, each dot embodying a moment and a prayer. Using precision, pressure and symmetry, her pointillistic style leaves viewers humbled and curious — they walk away having seen something they’ve never seen before.

Visit Leah’s site to learn more about her work:

Leah Yellowbird’s art print heads are now available in recycled cardboard.

Check Them Out!

Contour Panel Wall Art

Show Off Your Eco-Style!

Here at Cardboard Safari our designers are constantly pushing the envelope when it comes to new products.  Our Contour Panel Wall Hangings are no exception.

Made from NUAF and CARB certified Baltic Birch plywood and Paperboard, our Contour Panel wall art features a 3D relief sculpture that pops into view when viewed from an angle.

Our contour panels make for a great conversation piece for your office, home or apartment!  Choose from our Watershed, Droplet, Meander, and our new Continent designs!

Check out the video below featuring our Large Watershed design!




Now shipping from Amazon UK

We are now shipping via Just search for Cardboard Safari. We’ve put a couple of pallets of our most popular products into their warehouse for quick shipping to all of the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Pricing is much better than shipping direct from the US. One of the most frequent complaints from customers in Europe is the high cost of direct shipping. Now with we can deliver our most popular products to European customers in a timely and cost effective manner.

Announcing Antler Home!


In the last year, we’ve released many of your favorite products in birch plywood. Thank you for making our new products a great success.
Building on that success we are introducing our animal heads in luxurious, eco-friendly Bamboo.

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Antler Home is the new home to all of our wood animal head products as well as many new creations, including wall and mantle clocks and furniture.slideshow_2

Take a Look!

Our expanded offerings will ship in time for Christmas. These stunning new products are our best and most innovative designs yet. With an eye to modern style and eco-friendly material we have a new design direction we hope you will welcome into your home.coffeetable21

In celebrating the launch of Antler Home, we’re offering subscribers the chance to win a unique bamboo coffee table. (a $600 value) A truly impressive slab of natural bamboo, laser engraved with a world map and compass rose. Follow the link below and subscribe to our Antler Home newsletter and a winner will be randomly selected in early December.

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