I’ve been a busy bee planning my daughters 11th Rock Star Glam Birthday Party.  Her party isn’t until October 22, but I will be gone camping Sept 30 – 2, then I have a shopping weekend with the girls Oct 9 – 11, and I leave to visit a very good friend in NC on Oct 13!  The very next weekend is the party, so I have lots to do in the next two weeks before everything gets crazy! For part of the favors I decided that I wanted to make a fun Guitar Pick Necklace, but it couldn’t just be any plain old guitar pick! I wanted it custom, so today I’m going to share how I made mine.

Guitar Pick
Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Scrapbook paper or other design to customize guitar pick
Xacto Knife or Scissors
Drill & Drill Bit
Elastic or other Necklace Material
Necklace Clasps (optional)
Guitar picks (I got 12 purple picks at Musician’s Friend for $3.95 plus free shipping)
Measure the height and width of the pick.

In a Word Processing or design program, set up your design making sure that the dimensions of your design, in my case “Girls Rock”, fits within the dimensions of your pick.  You can do anything you want – a name, initials, or even just use plain scrapbook paper.  I printed my sheet off on a laserjet printer.

Place your pick over the design and trace around it.

Using an Xacto knife cut along your line.

Using a paint brush, add a thin layer of Mod Podge to your pick.

Place the custom design cut out onto the pick and press down, flattening out any air bubbles.  Fold over the sides and set aside to dry.

Once dry sand off the overhanging edges.

Drill a small hole in the center top of the pick*.  I found that it was best to do this from the front of the pick and just go in until you break through the back and then pull the pick off the drill, don’t reverse.  If you do, it pulls the paper back through (and then I tried to sand it down and it left it messy looking).  If any of the paper pulls back through just use a pencil and push it back.

Add a couple layers of Mod Podge over the front/sides of the pick.

Using necklace elastic, run it through the front of the pick.  Tie off or add a clasp and you are done.

Super easy and super cute!

*I also tried drilling the hole first and adding the paper cut-out 2nd and then poking through the paper into the whole with my Xacto knife.  It worked fine as well, although I was more worried about an air bubble this way.

  Check out the Rock Star Glam Birthday Bash, it was a huge success!