How to make Rakhi at Home

Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is the celebration with which people’s emotions are attached- the emotion of affection, care, fraternity and love. It is the sentiments that count on this auspicious day. Nothing could be more pleasing than a handmade rakhi.

Rakhi or the auspicious thread is generally a bejeweled silk thread whose appearance is made eye-catching with the use of religious symbols, beads, designer motifs, zaris, trinkets and precious stones. Here we help you make rakhi online. Following are the different ways of making rakhi at home:

Auspicious God Rakhi

Materials needed
• Few golden beads
• Colored thread
• Small sized buttons
• Small picture of God & Goddesses or religious symbols
Auspicious God Rakhi
Method: Tie about 5 golden beads along with a small button through a colored thread. Repeat the same along with the length of the thread. Glue or paste any auspicious symbol or picture onto the button right in the center of the thread. Your auspicious rakhi is ready.

Teddy Rakhi

Materials Needed
• Scissors
• Fevicol
• Old cloth from dupatta or T-shirt
• Cotton
• Mummy’s bindis
• Any colour ribbon
• Sparkles
• Sewing thread and needle
Teddy Rakhi
Method: Cut a piece of old t-short and fill it using cotton. Fold the cotton-filled piece in round shape. Glue on it black beads for eyes & red bindi for lips.
Once the face part has been made, take a piece of bigger cloth, fill the same with cotton and turn in the shape of a teddy’s body. Put sparkles and make its dress colorful. Glue or sew both the body and the face together. For wrist, tie a ribbon. Teddy rakhi is ready!

Gold & Silver Coin Rakhi

Materials Needed
• Silk thread of three colors
• Gold & silver coin
• Net Cloth
Gold & Silver Coin Rakhi
Method: Take the net cloth and twist it into a good shape making a hole in between to attach the cloth & thread together. Take red and gold silk thread and make a knot. Leave it opened on the two sides and glue the silver or gold coin in the middle. Now your sparkling gold coin rakhi is ready.

Beaded Rakhi

Materials Needed
• Gold or Silver threads - 5 or 6
• Small Beads - 20 or 30
• An old locket (any colour)
Beaded Rakhi
Method: Take the threads and knot evenly. Insert beads in threads and put a locket in the center of the beads. Tie the threads from both ends. Beaded rakhi is ready!

Comfy Bracelet Rakhi

Materials Needed
• Soft jersey knit or 2 inches
• Beads or sparkles
• Glue or fevicol
Comfy Bracelet Rakhi

Method: Cut the jersey knit into 1 inch strings, about three times the length of the wrist. Keep the string a bit longer. Have someone hold the both ends of the trips & give it a good pull. The ends of the knit will twist. Make a slip-knot on one end of the strand. By using your fingers, make a loop of string right through the slip knot. Repeat it to make a chain until the length of the string becomes smaller. For embellishment, glue small beads or put sparkles. Now your bracelet rakhi is ready.

Floral-Shaped Rakhi

Materials Needed
• 2 to 3 Glaze Papers ( any colors)
• 1 Chart Paper
• Colorful Beads (floral shaped)
• Glitters
• Gum/Fevicol
• Satin thread (the color of the threads should go with the color of gloss paper that you pick)
• Scissor
Floral-Shaped Rakhi
Method: cut the chart paper giving it a round shape. Also cut the glaze paper in round shape. Ensure the first glaze paper’s size is equal to the size of the cut chart paper. Cut the second glaze paper a bit smaller in size and the third one smaller than the second glaze paper’s size. Paste the first big one glaze paper onto the chart paper, after that paste the two other too. Make sure the sequence of the glaze paper is from bigger to smaller. Paste a floral shaped bead in the middle. Decorate the edges with glitters. At last paste the silk thread or the satin string from both sides of rakhi. Your floral rakhi is now ready.

Swastika Rakhi

Materials Needed
• 1 Yellow colored Glaze Paper
• 1 Yellow Colored Chart Paper
• Golden Glitters
• 1 Red Sketch Pen
• 1 Red Satin Ribbon
• Gum or Fevicol
• Scissor
Swastika Rakhi
Method: Cut the chart paper making a symbol of the swastika. For perfection, draw the symbol & then cut easily. Cut a piece out of glaze paper and paste it on swastika. When it gets dried, cut it out in the shape of swastika. Color the edges of the swastika with red pen and decorate with golden glitters. Now your base for the rakhi is ready. Now paste red-colored satin string on both sides.

These are some of the easiest yet creative ways of making rakhi at home. You can use a handmade rakhi to express siblinghood best.