Introduction: A Crappy Yet Neat Guitar Pick Holder

This is a Simple ,quick And cheap instructable. Normally my guitar picks are messing around all my house , gig-bag , desk ,or in other places ....

So I found an empty match-box laying around , and after a couple mods , Voila ! , a neat pick-box


Let's get started

Step 1: The Materials and Tools

You'll need :

#- And Empty or old Match-box , One with a neat design
#-Your non-organised picks
#-Some Gloss finish or clear Tape ( Scotch Brand works Nice )
T-A Label-Maker with label paper
T-A Pair of scissors
0-Some Super-Glue

*0 means optional*

Step 2: Prep the MatchBox

The Images Have Photonotes , Which by themselves , Are The Instructions ...

Arrows indicate the order of the procedure


This step consists of puting tape over the striking surface so it won't scratch as easily

Step 3: Make a Label

Using Yout label maker , make a label that says "Picks " Using the most compact font available

Step 4: Mixing Label and Box Together

First place the label over the Word matches , Then Trim The label un til just the word "matches" is fuly covered , Remove adhesive protector , Apply The Label , ANd using a little bit more of tape cover the line were the label was applied , Tuck excess tape inside.

Step 5: Placing the Picks

Pretty self explanatory

Step 6: Removing Picks "salt -Shaker" Method

Follow pictures and Photonotes ...

Step 7: Inserting Picks the "piggy-bank" Method

Follow Pictures And Photonotes...

Step 8: Final Thoughts

Well , That was my instructable , I hope it was helpful to you , and/or your friends, Family, or whoever looked the matchbox where you carried your picks .

Thanks For Watching , If You liked it feel free to give me positive rating

Feel Free to upload any modification or tweak , or simply yours in action ..

Comments

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strings3002 made it!(author)2011-05-29

I use an Altoids mini tin for my pick holder.

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Chicken2209 made it!(author)2009-01-07

Yellow?? those are thick! I use orange

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Obcheese made it!(author)2009-04-19

i use 2 to 3 mm lol

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Chicken2209 made it!(author)2009-04-19

:0 orange are .6 mm!

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foxtrot4697 made it!(author)2010-03-19

man i use orange red or pink for strumming. then jazz picks for the other stuff

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hobbles made it!(author)2009-06-18

I've been using a Sours candy tin to hold my picks for about 3 years except its kinda bulky and i dont need to carry 30 picks with me so i keep 2 in my wallet. I use yellows primarily and orange if its mostly strumming.

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Shut+Up+Now made it!(author)2009-01-10

u should call it the pickey bank! (not responsible for heart attacks caused by bad puns)

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Mr.+Brownie made it!(author)2009-01-20

Please, no puns. my friend says the worst ones like, "You need a ghoul friend*maniacle giggles* " because I like Zombies.

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jjjjake made it!(author)2008-12-08

ooooooooo u arn't in the US I guess I have to try to find them

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acaz93 made it!(author)2008-12-08

I have contacts , (aka as family)

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jjjjake made it!(author)2008-12-09

cool im gunna try the gas station near my house tomarow

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jjjjake made it!(author)2008-12-08

Whats that? (Any where else?)

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acaz93 made it!(author)2008-12-08

A store (Last time i went to the US i saw them at a gas station)

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jjjjake made it!(author)2008-12-08

where do you get the diamond strike anywhere matches cuz i need some and I can't find them

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acaz93 made it!(author)2008-12-08

I Found them in HEB

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Metal4God made it!(author)2008-03-30

hey we use the same pics, the .73 tortex

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acaz93 made it!(author)2008-03-30

They are pretty cheap Good , but honestly I prefer The fender ones they dont worn out as fast

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Metal4God made it!(author)2008-03-31

actually the fender ones fade very fast, i took my fender medium, and did like 3 maybe 4 pick scrapes and omg it looked like a saw blade, the tortex ones, i've had the sameones since august!! of 07

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tomonto made it!(author)2008-08-16

pick scrapes are pointless

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Metal4God made it!(author)2008-08-17

well depends, i like the sound for the black powder metal i play

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acaz93 made it!(author)2008-03-31

i'll take your advice . i wonder if dunlop have any 0.73 picks in camo or silver colors

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Metal4God made it!(author)2008-04-02

nah, they have a specail color for each thicknes, red is .50. orange is .60 yellow is .73 green is.88 pink is 1.00 and purpel is 1.14 unless u get nylon then it's wight , .32 light light gray is .42, light gray is .50 gray is .60 dark gray is .73 and black is 1.00 mm

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Jesusfreak101 made it!(author)2008-06-28

I had a blue one that was 1.00 mm.

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Metal4God made it!(author)2008-06-30

oh ya blue was 1.00mm i have 3 of them

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lawizeg made it!(author)2008-08-15

I'm using an old mint box to hold my picks...but this is a whole lot cooler. I'm doing this as soon as i can get my hands on a matchbox.

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acaz93 made it!(author)2008-04-20

SPAMMER

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gmjhowe made it!(author)2008-03-25

Nice job, simple, but effective! u need to make a clip so u can clip it onto your axe somewhere

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acaz93 made it!(author)2008-03-25

yeah , i forgot that , i wonder what i could use?

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lawizeg made it!(author)2008-03-25

on the guitar strap maybe you could attach it there somehow... Or maybe i can do an instructable on making a cloth holder...Hmm...

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jackfr0st made it!(author)2008-04-06

you could double sided tape it to the back or neck, or you could stitch it onto the strap, near the part that hooks onto the actual guitar.

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acaz93 made it!(author)2008-04-06

Maybe , I think Velcro would make a neater job , or using a security pin ,

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-03-25

Awesome! I like the way you made your photos have the arrows and stuff.
And yes, you should add it to the contest.
Great job, I have some of those same yellow Dunlop picks lying around here...

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Metal4God made it!(author)2008-03-31

thoes yellow dunlops are the best pics ever

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acaz93 made it!(author)2008-03-25

don't forget to vote !

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acaz93 made it!(author)2008-03-25

Thanks Gmiko , I did the arrows using keynote , they ended being pretty nice

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acaz93 made it!(author)2008-03-29

VOTE=

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lawizeg made it!(author)2008-03-25

<h1> MAKE: </h1>

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acaz93 made it!(author)2008-03-25

No'd

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acaz93 made it!(author)2008-03-25

Could Someone tell me , Should i Submit it to the contest?

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Noodle93 made it!(author)2008-03-25

Nice. I do the same with an old gum container made out of metal. ( No, not altoids, we don't have them here, search for: 'Eclipse.')

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