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This instructable is being made to show you how to turn an iTunes (or any other kind) gift card into a heavy guitar pick.

I came up with this idea when I realized that a)I get gift cards for all occasions and b)they are about the same thickness and weight as guitar picks.

I play drums, but all my friends play guitar and love them.

I will show you how to make a heavy triangle pick, but you can make them any size or shape you like.

P.S. I did his in about 10 minutes, so the shapes aren't great, but the more time you put in, the better they come out.

Step 1: Think of What Shape You Want.

I usually make the medium triangle because they are the easiest to make, and they are what my friend uses, but you can make yours any size or shape you like.

I will show you how to make a few.

Step 2: The Triangle

First you want to make a "stencil." For the triangle you can just draw the shape with a ruler. I do that for all the shapes, but if you are looking for an exact shape, just trace the pick you want.

For the triangle you draw "XX" with a ruler on the card ( You will be left with two side pieces. You can just throw those out. ). Then simply cut them out.

Step 3: A Standard Pick

I use the same "stencil" for all the shapes.I draw the "XX" on the card and then cut them out.

Next:draw the bend you want on the edges so you know where to cut.

Then cut off the excess and you're done.

Step 4: The Sharp

This is a combination of the two.

First: cut out the triangle.

Next: Draw the rounded lines around two of the edges.

Then cut off the excess.

Step 5: Final Words

I did this to conserve energy and resources, and have fun.

I showed you three different kinds of picks, but you can experiment and make anything that's comfortable.

Feel free to write me any comments or ideas to improve this.

Thanks a lot!

P.S. I did his in about 10 minutes, so the shapes aren't great, but the more time you put in, the better they come out.

try tracing some over real picks. good instructable

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