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How to Make a Guitar Pick from an Old Gift Card

Save your money and make new guitar picks from maxed out gift cards by following these simple steps.


  • Step 1: Position pick Position the guitar pick on the flat surface of the gift card, so you can use it as a template for the new pick.
  • TIP: Make guitar picks from hard plastic or any stiff cardboard packaging.
  • Step 2: Trace new pick Trace the shape of the new pick by holding the template down firmly and tracing the outline with the felt-tip marker.
  • Step 3: Remove pick Remove the template pick from the surface and lay it aside.
  • Step 4: Cut out pick Cut out the new pick using the utility knife or scissors. Now start shredding!
  • FACT: Legendary guitarist Les Paul built the first popular solid-body electric guitar.

You Will Need

  • A used gift card
  • An old guitar pick
  • A felt-tip marker
  • A utility knife or scissors

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