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Guitar Picks - How To Make Your Own Guitar Picks
If you have some stiff plastic credit card type cards laying around (used up gift cards, etc.), you can recycle them by making your own guitar picks. All you need are some plastic cards, scissors, one guitar pick (for a template), a pencil, and sandpaper.
With this simple do-it-yourself technique, you can have original and attractively colored guitar picks. This is not only easy and fun, but a sustainable practice. You are turning trash into useful tools!
Make some for gift giving as well. A guitar player always enjoys receiving the gift of some new guitar picks. They make great stocking stuffers at Christmas time!
All you need are
- a pair of scissors
- plastic cards
- a pencil to trace the shape
- an old guitar pick to use as a template
Guitar Picks - Materials
How to Make Your Own Guitar Picks
With a pencil, trace the shape of a guitar pick on the plastic card. You can cut several guitar picks from just one card.
Guitar Picks - Trace the Shape
With a sharp pair of scissors, carefully cut out the shape that you traced.
Guiter Picks - Cut the Shape
Guitar Picks - Smooth the Edges
Next, gently sand all the edges of the guitar picks with a medium grade sandpaper.
Guitar PIcks - Smooth Edges
Now comes the fun part - try your guitar pick out on your guitar. You've created a valuable tool from a piece of trash!