Step 1: Parts/Tools
Stick (at least a 1/2 in. wide)
Guitar Pick (optional)
Miter Box/Saw (if the stick is to long)
Step 2: Whittling the Wood
Step 3: Drilling
I took the two ends and tied them together so that when you pull them and strum, it's tightened and makes a better sound. Also, if you want something to hold the strings tight, you can attach a hook (I got lucky -- mine had the start of a branch to hook it on.