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DIY Guitar Picks

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Kids and adults alike will love these cute DIY Guitar Picks.  Personalize your pick with unique colors and patterns for a great tool or accessory that will strike a cord with any music lover.  These DIY Guitar Picks also make a great gift idea for anyone who's looking to learn how to play the guitar.

DIY Guitar Picks

Materials:

  • Pretty papers, images, magazine cut-outs, etc.
  • Sharp pencil
  • Scissors or sharp blade
  • Adhesive
  • Laminating folders
  • Laminator or iron
  • Guitar pick to use as a template

 

Instructions:

  1. Now, every guitar player is different, but I like my guitar picks to be pretty sturdy so I put an extra layer of lightweight cardstock in between my papers.  Some guitar players like really soft picks.  In that case you don't need to add the extra layer of cardstock.  You decide, maybe make a mixture.
     
  2. If you're adding the cardstock layer, use your template to draw several and cut them out.
     
  3. Now, trace your guitar pick shape onto some beautiful scrapbooking paper, an image from a magazine, a photo, or anything else you'd like to use that's fairly flat.  Cut out one image for the front and another for the back.

    DIY Guitar Picks
     
  4. Add a little adhesive and make a sandwich with your papers and cardstock before it goes through the laminator.  This just keeps everything in place, you don't need to cover the entire piece. (pretty images facing out)

    DIY Guitar Picks
     
  5. Arrange your picks inside a laminating pouch, making sure to leave enough room between them to seal in the edges.

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  6. The first time I did this I tried my iron at home to melt the laminating folder (in between it's cardboard covering sheet).

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  7. At first I thought it was a great big fat craft fail, but they turned out just fine.
     
  8. I did a second batch in the laminator at work.

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  9. There aren't as many crinkles surrounding the picks but I still had to take my iron to the edges to make sure they were all sealed in.  If I make more, I'll stick with the home iron method.
     
  10. Once you're laminated all of your pretty little picks cut them out.  Try to go as close as you can to the edge without breaking the seal.

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  11. And that's it!  Now you, or your guitar player, are ready to make some beautiful music!

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Jan 17, 2014

My son loves the picks and say they work great (my picks turned out very sturdy for some reason). He thinks the worship leader and his friends would also like them.

 

Jan 16, 2014

I just made some for my son. After he tries them out I'll post if he feels they work well or not. He likes his picks medium to hard and the ones I made feel approximately like what he currently uses.

 

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Jul 14, 2013

Hang them end to end for a wind chime using thin guitar string. Put a chime on each end. Or put them directly on a wall and use an old kids guitar to make wall art.

 

Feb 3, 2013

Very cute but absolutely wouldn't work for playing a guitar. There is a reason picks are made from plastic, wood and glass. Note all hard materials. The picks in this project wouldn't be able to even move a string. Would make cute earrings though! :)

 

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