Introduction: Disposable Guitar Picks.

I am pretty tired of loosing my good guitar picks.

Constantly having to buy them is quite an annoyance, so I looked around for some possible things to use. i found quite a few. Let's have a look, shall we?

Step 1: PAPER

Picture of PAPER

You can take a flashcard (anything paper is fine, i found a flashcard was both size fit and more durable), and then bend it down the center. Tear along the crease. Take it once more and bend the top to the bottom. Make a crease. Open it up again and fold the top into the middle, and the bottom into the middle as well. Next, fold the two flaps together. Now, you should have a narrow strip. Now, fold it like a paper football, giving you a triangle. Take a piece of tape and tape down the excess to the side. Pictures are added to help explain.

Step 2: Gift Cards

Another one i found was taking an old card, something like a dead Credit Card, an old useless Gift Card, ect.

You can get about 4 or 5 good picks from a gift card. (srry for no pics ]: )

Step 3: Others.

Other things I found were miscellaneous objects like
-popsicle sticks
-pretty much anything flat, small, easy to hold, lightweight, and non-metallic.


ANYTHING METAL, or whatever coins are made of (sometimes can make unnessecary noises on an electric, but if you're willing to take the chance, I am not liable.)


guitarmonk15 (author)2009-08-10

cool! taking one instrument, turning it into another,who needs to buy picks any more??? P.S. would'nt they be curved from taking them from a cymbal?

guitarmonk15 (author)2009-08-02

did you now there are actually metal picks? it might screw up the finish on the guitar, but it will work

C1337us (author)2009-01-25

Okay for strumming, not for shredding though.

steve metalman (author)2008-10-28

I have used the pointed end of a feather discarded by a large bird. In the uk this has been a goose feather or wood pigeon in the local park.Swan feathers are best but hard to find.

WurdBendur (author)2008-08-23

Actually, a glass pick would be pretty cool if it's thick enough and made of a sturdy kind of glass. Yes, there are many kinds.

berry120 (author)2008-05-17

Sim cards?

Davvik (author)2008-01-31

It's a good instructable, except I don't pick with the points of my picks, I used the rounded sides. And if you don't want to lose your picks you can buy a pick holder to mount on your guitar, they won't damage your finish if you have a fine finish

pyro13 (author)2007-12-28

Not bad. needs some more pictures and more steps though

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