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Our New Bamboo Fruit Bowl – Bold Design – Functional Decor

Looking for a bold center-piece for your counter top or console table?  Our Bamboo Fruit Bowl is the perfect table top accent for your home.

Made from environmentally friendly bamboo, our fruit bowl utilizes the living hinge design, giving it a modern look while increasing structural integrity.  Choose between blond and caramel finish.  Product measures approximately 11″ D.

As you know by now, all our products come packaged flat with instructions making assembly a breeze. The Bamboo Fruit Bowl isn’t any different. Simply stretch the main bowl piece like an accordion (living hinge in action!) and clip it to the base.

At Cardboard Safari we are constantly pushing the envelope in product design and development.  This may be one of our boldest designs yet!

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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!

Rambling Robbie Getting Ready For Halloween

My friend Rambling Robbie stopped by Spirit Halloween at Hollymead Town Center looking for some Halloween inspiration.

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“Maybe I will be a black cat for Halloween. Hey how’s it going?”

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“I made a new friend. She was so nice and helped me find some cool stuff!”

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“Yikes, look at those teeth.”

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“I’m not scared………..aaaahhhhhhhh, I’m outta here!”

Have a fun and safe Halloween from Rambling Robbie!

Please visit our Facebook page and let Robbie know what you are dressing up as for Halloween!

Safari Scraps: Make a Planet Mobile

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Not only do you end up with an amazing and unique piece of home decor when you assemble a Cardboard Safari product, you also end up with cardboard scraps for further crafting. For example, the disks that you punch out when assembling the Astro Rocket can be turned into a planet mobile.

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Punch out the disks and color with your favorite medium. Crayons, pencils, markers, and paints all work great.

If you dare, pull out the glitter and add some bling!

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We decided to use dress pins to secure the thread. We tied the thread on, pushed the pin in, and that was that. We needed to clip just one of the pins with wire cutters as it came out the opposite end of the tiniest disk.

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Remember, cardboard AND pins are sharp, so small children should work on this with adults. Or in our case, big sisters.

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We attached our planets to an embroidery hoop. But you can use a number of  materials: Wire, sticks, bamboo skewers. . . We tied yarn to four sides and knotted a loop at the top for hanging. Ribbon would also work well. And then we attached the planets.

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It was a fun family project and a fanciful addition to our home.

Galactic accuracy is not necessary!

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Have rocket, will travel!

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Look for the Rhino!