5 DIY Rakhi Ideas For Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan symbolises the love between a brother and a sister. As your brother makes a promise to protect and love you, go ahead and surprise him with a special gift made by you
By Siddiqha Naseem
From sharing funny anecdotes to sharing your children’s wedding stories, a brother-sister relationship grows stronger day by day. And Rakhi is a sacred thread that celebrates the love between a caring sister and a protecting brother. However, taking the effort to make your own Rakhi does show how special your brother is, doesn’t it?
This Raksha Bandhan we have put together some DIY Rakhi ideas, that are not only easy to make but also made using simple home supplies.
1. Bracelet Rakhi
- Golden chain
- 1 picture
- Few fabric pearl stones
- Few fabric golden beads
- A piece of cardboard
- Step 1: Cut the picture and the cardboard in a small circle and stick them together.
- Step 2: Stick the fabric stones around the picture.
- Step 3: Measure the golden chain with your wrist and cut it twice the measured length.
- Step 4: Insert four golden beads into the chain.
- Step 5: Stick the ends of the chain behind the picture with super-glue.
- Step 6: Cut out a circle of the same size.
- Step 7: Glue it behind to cover.
2. Traditional Rakhi
- 2 bright coloured silk threads
- Few golden fabric beads
- Fancy fabric accessories with stones and beads
- Step 1: Place a bright big stone on the cardboard.
- Step 2: Stick the fabric stones and beads around the stone.
- Step 3: Repeat it until you attain the required size.
- Step 4: Finish the circle with pearls, and cut the circle after dried.
- Step 5: Tie two colours of silk threads together and insert two golden beads.
- Step 6: Stick the cardboard piece in the centre and insert two more beads.
- Step 7: Tie the other end so that the beads don't fall out.
3. Braided Rakhi
- Golden thread
- 2 bright coloured threads
- Step 1: Cut out a small ring from your cardboard
- Step 2: Cover the ring entirely with the golden thread
- Step 3: Insert two long threads of different colours.
- Step 4: Braid the threads and knot them at the end.
- Step 5: Repeat the same on the other side.
4. Coin Pendant Rakhi
- One small coin pendant from your old neckpiece
- Small golden metal ring
- Bright colour threads
- Step 1: Cut out 50 cm of three different coloured threads.
- Step 2: Braid the three and knot them on either side
- Step 3: Insert the pendant into a small gold metal ring.
- Step 4: Attach the ring to the centre of the braided thread and tighten the ring.
Take a look at this DIY idea for Rakhi. The video contains simple ways through which you can make beautiful rakhis to gift to your brother.
5. Chain Rakhi
- Golden chain
- A coin
- A small ring to attach
- Step 1: Measure the golden chain a little more than the size of your wrist and cut.
- Step 2: Insert the coin in a small ring and slip it through the chain.
- Step 3: Glue the ends of the chain.
So, what are you waiting for? Use the above ideas to make your own Rakhi and show your brother how much you love him and make it a day to remember for the both of you.
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Written by Siddiqha Naseem on 25 August 2018.
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