Cardboard Safari

Charlottesville,  VA 
United States
  • Booth: SL2448

Company Profile

Cardboard Safari makes its home at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia. Inspired by the landscape that surrounds us, we celebrate the union of art and technology, joining imagination and fabrication to make beautiful sculptural forms for your home. Our goal is to make fun products that foster an appreciation for the natural world.

Creativity, conservation, and collaboration are paramount to our mission. Meticulously developing products on the computer and cutting precision parts on the laser, our designers strive to meld simplicity and sophistication in their sculptural works of art. The consumer has an opportunity to participate in the creative process by slotting together and embellishing the final forms. 

Our materials are locally sourced and 100% recyclable. 

Create. Conserve. Be Clever. There is a little something for everyone – the hunter, the hipster, the architect, the child, the executive, the artist. These delightful products help people get in touch with their inner crafter, their sense of humor, and their sense of place. 


  • Bucky Deer Head
    Bucky is laser cut for a precision fit and is easy to assemble using slotted construction.
    Made from environmentally friendly cardboard, birch or bamboo plywood in Charlottesville, VA.
    Packed flat for shipping and includes detailed instructions.

  • 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 and birch plywood 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.

    Check out our deer, moose, and bear animal heads in the intriguing Native American art print. 

    A beautiful modern design makes our cardboard animal heads the perfect companions for home or office, and creative gifts for craftsy friends.

    Each faux taxidermy head is made of recycled cardboard, a non-toxic, environmentally friendly material.

    Flat-packed for easy shipping, one cardboard animal trophy per package.

    Laser-cut for precision fit and easy assembly using slot construction. Detailed instructions included.

    Made in Charlottesville Virginia by the Cardboard Safari Crew.

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