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Rock on with DIY guitar picks.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1146 projects »

  • How to make a guitar pick. Guitar Picks - Step 1
    Step 1

    Before you begin, you will need to download, print out and cut out this <a href="/photos/howto/misc/guitarpicks/guitarpicktemplate.pdf">template</a>.<br/><br/>

    You will notice that it's much bigger than a normal guitar pick, but this is the size you need to shrink the plastic down to its proper size.

  • How to make a guitar pick. Guitar Picks - Step 2
    Step 2

    Draw around this template on to the shrink plastic.

  • How to make a guitar pick. Guitar Picks - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out the shrink plastic pick.

  • How to make a guitar pick. Guitar Picks - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use permanent markers to draw pretty designs on to the picks. If you want to have a little hole in your picks, for hanging etc., then punch a hole in one corner of the pick at this point.

  • How to make a guitar pick. Guitar Picks - Step 5
    Step 5

    Shrink the plastic down in an oven. The oven should be heated at 175'C. It will take a few minutes for the plastic to shrink, it will shrivel up and then lay flat when it has fully shrunk. Remove it from the oven at this point and place something heavy, like a book, on top of it until the plastic has cooled.<br/>

    If you made holes, then slip jump rings through the holes and you can now slip your picks on to the clasps of a bracelet.



KellBell · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US · 5 projects
what can i use to make the little hole?
Kelly C.
Kelly C. · Lorain, Ohio, US
This is a great idea. My hubby and his friends have a band. I am going to make each of them a guitar pick with the band's name on it and each of their own names. They flick the guitar picks out to the crowd. Wonderful idea. I am having trouble getting the template.
CuteCreative · 1 project
What kind of paper did you use for to make that? ^^
Jasmine · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US
This is such a cute idea, but I have no idea where I can find some Shrink plastic.
feliz a.
feliz a.
They are beautiful, thanks!
SakuraLee · North Somercotes, England, GB · 6 projects
Awesome~ Time to make a few xD I just happened to lose my picks so I'm been strumming by hand... which doesn't sound to good and is painful xD;
Grace D
Grace D · London, GB · 83 projects
So cute-now I wish I could play the gituar
Wouter · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 13 projects
My sisters rabbit died yesterday, so today I made a Pick with a bunny on it and she's really happy with it.


This is really cool! I love this idea!

Billy Blogger

These look great, I will have to give them a go.

How well do they work as real guitar picks?
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