Introduction: Recycle Your Old Gift Cards and Turn Them Into Guitar Picks !

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.

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schoonovermr (author)2009-09-27

try tracing some over real picks. good instructable

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