I created these tree-branch push pins with my husband a while back, using salvaged wood found in the alleyways.
My husband takes long walks around town to look for materials for Yaansoon. He once told me that a lot of people are pruning their trees and throwing long tree branches at the sides of the tiny roads connecting our area, where our atelier and craft room are located.
I asked him to bring back with him some of those tree branches to see if we can do something with them. And in deed we did!
We washed the tree branches and placed them in a sunny area to air dry. My husband then used a saw to cut them to pieces, we then found a way to turn them into push pins. We experimented with many kinds of wood before finally finding the one kind that really worked as a push pin.
These push pins, aka thumb tacks, look great on a cork board. Absolutely rustic and quirky and we love them.