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A very easy and personal gift for anyone, guitar player or not!
I was having some difficulties thinking of something to get my boyfriend for Christmas. Then, suddenly, and idea struck! I would make him some custom guitar picks for him to use, and stick them on a key chain!
So here's a guide to what I made. You can stick them on a key chain, a necklace, or make some earrings out of them; they're very versatile. However, if you are actually going to use them, the mod podge wears very quickly, so don't use them too often.

Posted by Starrys from Florence, South Carolina, United States • Published See Starrys's 4 projects »

  • How to make a guitar pick. Customized Guitar Picks - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get some guitar picks. It's better to use medium gauge, because their easier to cut and make a whole through than the heavy, and aren't too flimsy. Also, use translucent or transparent picks to you can see what you're tracing.

  • How to make a guitar pick. Customized Guitar Picks - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using the knife, make a hole in the pick. Pick a spot close to the corner, but not close enough that the hole goes of the edge. Just spin the pick around from under the knife. It may take a while, especially if you're using a thicker pick.

  • How to make a guitar pick. Customized Guitar Picks - Step 3
    Step 3

    It should now look like that picture over there. As also seen in the picture, take out your nail file and start sanding that thing!

  • How to make a guitar pick. Customized Guitar Picks - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use the pick to trace around the images you want to use. You can really do this step at any time up to this step, but I just like how the sanded pick looks like beach glass >.<
    After tracing the images/pictures, cut them out.

  • How to make a guitar pick. Customized Guitar Picks - Step 5
    Step 5

    Put one of the pictures on top of the pick, and poke a hole through it. Then do the same with the other. And don't wait until the picture is stuck on the pick, cause that is really messy.

  • How to make a guitar pick. Customized Guitar Picks - Step 6
    Step 6

    Apply mod podge to one side of the pick, and let it dry slightly before you put the image on there. When you do stick the picture on it, make sure to use a lot of pressure the keep it stuck on there and to keep the bubbles out. After one side dries, but the other picture on the other side.

  • How to make a guitar pick. Customized Guitar Picks - Step 7
    Step 7

    Put several coats of mod podge over the top, and you're done. Yay!



Bianca B.
Bianca B.
Cool I think I might make some for my arts n culture teacher as a Xmas prezi!
elizarose · 4 projects
I just wanna make some and put them on earring hooks!!!
Erika B.
Erika B. · Ashburn, Virginia, US
starrys i'm gonna answer a question you'll probably get a lot lol
modgepodge is a thin glue used for all sorts of things.
personally i make my own and will put a tutorial up some time. (1 part water, 2 parts elmers all purpose white glue)
you can buy it in scrap booking stores and it is amazing! i use it for everything!
Lei Lei r.
Lei Lei r. · Ireland, Indiana, US · 5 projects
where can you buy Modgepodge?
Ambi-j · 2 projects
what is modgepodge?
Guitar G.
Guitar G.
You could also get him one of those guitar pick punches and he can make his own. I really like your idea. He will like it.
Candy-Coated-Catastrophe · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US
Beautiful! I've been searching for that special something for my music obsessed friend's birthday and this just might do the trick.
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
love! will make lots someday Happy
i love guitar picks
Popsicali · 8 projects
how can i add my version or something similar to this. its more if your making a necklace but itd look greak with one of your plectrums.
minty · 16 projects
that is a really cool idea, they look amazingHappy
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