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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 orders@cardboardsafari.com!

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!

5 Beautiful Cardboard Decor Ideas For Your Kid’s Playroom

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Children love spinning stories while playing. While decorating your child’s playroom, it isn’t enough to merely use vivid colors and textures: you need to provide them with stimuli that makes them think, create and laugh. There is nothing more suited to this than cardboard decor for your child’s bedroom.

Your child’s imagination truly runs rampant while she or he is engaged in play. By adding cardboard decorative pieces to their bedroom, you can give them the perfect canvas on which they can paint their imaginative stories. Here are 5 cardboard decor ideas for your child’s themed playroom.

  1. Dragons for Fantasy Lovers
    If your child particularly loves fantasy, give her or him a page out of their very own fairytale! You can decorate their playroom with vivid blue walls, and paste customized stickers of a large palace. You can even make a project out of it by painting the palace with your child! Add gothic lanterns as part of the themed decor. The piece de resistance of the room will be a magnificent large 3-dimensional dragon, made out of laser design on cardboard. In tune with the theme, you can have the dragon guard a treasure chest filled with your child’s toys!
  2. Unicorns for a Rainbow Themed Bedroom
    It’s been found that the more colors you surround yourself with, the more creatively you are inspired to think. This is especially true of children, who are intuitively attracted to bright, happy colors. For a playroom, you can definitely consider getting a rainbow color scheme. From painting the walls in Vibgyor stripes to literally painting a rainbow over a monochrome wall—there are a number of ways you can make your child’s playroom colorful and fun. The best accessory for this rainbow scheme is a cardboard unicorn head. You can consider getting a white unicorn head for brightly colored walls, or a pretty blue and pink printed design unicorn for a minimalistic one.
  3. Cardboard Astro Rocket for a Galaxy Theme
    Some room designs never get old—and space-themed rooms possibly top the list. There are a number of things you can do for this: you can paint the ceiling in textured midnight blue, with splatters of white to represent stars. You can even hang mobile models of the solar system.  The best part, you can fulfill your child’s dream to be an astronaut by getting her or him their very own rocket. Get a large rocket to place by a shelf, or a smaller one that your child can zoom around with! 
  4. Animal Heads for a Safari Theme
    If your child keeps wanting to go to the zoo, why not bring the zoo to her? You can decorate the room with curtains that have animal prints, put customized stickers of tropical plants on the walls and add real plants for good measure! You can even get or design a toy storage box shaped like a safari jeep. The typical color scheme for such a room is yellow and green, to make you feel like you are right in the middle of a dense forest. The best part of this theme is that you can get colorful and ultra-realistic cardboard heads of all the animals your child loves: lions, giraffes, elephants, and zebras! Not only will your child love this jungle jamboree, he or she will end up learning about each animal, thanks to their intricate detailing!
  5. A TV Set for An iPad
    Children these days are so committed to digital screens, that it is nearly impossible to separate them from the home iPad! If they are extremely fond of watching shows on the iPad then there is a good chance they aren’t maintaining correct posture while staring down at their screens. A good (and fun) way of countering this is investing in this funky Safari TV iPad Stand. Designed to look like a retro TV, this cardboard holder provides a durable stand for your iPad. You will be able to set it on the desk or a shelf so that your child watches shows with the correct posture and distance. Its adorable size and design make it perfect for any room. It is very light, so you can even take it while traveling!

Cardboard is light, non-toxic and durable, making it a safe decor option.  As these cardboard pieces are all made of recycled material, replacing your plastic decor with these pieces will ensure that you’re doing your bit for the environment. Cardboard is versatile so it can be fashioned into anything from miniature skyscrapers to intricately designed showpieces. Apart from using them in your child’s bedroom, you can also incorporate these fun ideas in your living room decor, bedroom decor or as decor piece for your garage to give it a fun update.

Author Bio:
Jessica Smith is a working mom and a passionate writer. She enjoys writing about the latest home decor and lifestyle trends all around the globe. She has been working with Elite Garage for sometime now. Through her writing, she hopes to influence as many people as possible to help build a beautiful home and space.

Beauty In Details

Since Cardboard Safari was founded, we have always encouraged our customers to stretch their artistic legs and customize our products using paint, glitter, paper mache and more.  Ten years later we are still amazed at all the ways artists use our products as canvases.

Long time friend and collaborater, Leah Yellowbird, is no exception.  She took our Contour Droplet Panel  and, using paint, created this masterpiece!  See more images below.  The detail is astounding!

We will be sharing more of Leah’s work in the coming months.  In the meantime we encourage you to use Cardboard Safari products for your next crafting project!

Personalized Brewery Signs: The Perfect Father’s Day Gift

Personalized Brewery Signs

Just in time for Father’s Day!

Add your name, location and date to personalize these brewery signs for your home, office or man cave.  A great gift for the man who has everything. Surprise him with a personalized brewery sign!  Made from environmentally friendly birch plywood, our custom brewery signs are multi-layered and Pop off the wall with dimensionality and creativity. The perfect Father’s Day gift!

 

CLICK HERE to view all styles in detail!

 

 

 

Holy Unicorn!

Crafty Customers

One of the biggest problems when crafting is knowing where to begin.  You have a vision for the project but implementing it is often more complicated than you realize.

Thankfully, Merlin the Cardboard Unicorn is the perfect template for creating one-of-a-kind designs that will have your friends asking “How did you do that?!”

One of our customers recently told us about their experience using Merlin as a template and shared with us the amazing results!

“My husband, Kevin made these by adding paper mache and acrylic paint. He was commissioned to make them for a mythology themed restaurant and they turned out so well that we ordered more to make some for our house and our friends and hopefully some to sell!”

Merlin the Unicorn is one of our most popular products and a favorite amongst our crafty customers.  Be sure to check him out!

 

 

Our New Maryland Flag Crab Clock

Maryland Flag Crab Clock

Put your love for Maryland on display with our Maryland Flag Crab Clock! This American-made Maryland State Flag Crab Clock makes the perfect home accent for both modern and traditional décor.  Made from environmentally friendly CARB certified Baltic birch plywood, this two-tiered clock features the Maryland flag in the shape of the legendary Maryland blue crab.  It’s the perfect wall decoration for your beach house!

All clocks are packaged flat for shipping and include detailed instructions.  One clock per package.

Clock Dimensions: 11.5″d x 0.75″h in

Made in the USA

In addition to FREE SHIPPING, enjoy 15% off this item using the promo code MARYLAND

(Through Saturday July 22nd)

Celebrate 4th of July with our U.S. Flag Birch Bucky!

If you are celebrating Independence Day next week, you are likely going to a party of some sort followed by a dazzling display of fireworks.

Whether you are attending or hosting, our U.S. Flag Bucky is the ideal centerpiece for your patriotic decor.  Made in the USA using environmentally friendly Birch Plywood, Bucky is the perfect way to commemorate America’s independence!

Order now to receive before July 4th!