Easy DIY Rakhis You Can Make in Minutes

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Celebrating Raksha Bandhan is a great way to deepen the relationship among brothers and sisters. The ever-changing era has affected our traditions and customs. How many people know what a rakhi is? A rakhi is the string bracelet given to loved ones on Raksha Bandhan. The festival of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated as the day when sisters get together to tie rakhi on their brother's wrists and pray for their prosperity. In recent years, it has also become a tradition to receive gifts in return from that brother. It's an occasion of love, friendship, and loyalty. You will get a rakhi when you pledge to protect and care for your sister. It’s an auspicious and loving tradition.

It's time to make a beautiful rakhi for your brother. This is a list of 5 easy and unique DIY rakhi ideas that you can make yourself with just a few simple supplies and some creativity. What makes them so special? They are relatively inexpensive, they are all unique, and most importantly - they are made with love!

1 . Make rakhi using cotton earbuds

Cotton earbuds can now be used for a variety of purposes other than cleaning ears. Do you have those earbuds stashed in the back of your drawer? You can now make magnificent, one-of-a-kind rakhis with them. Rakhi created from cotton earbuds is easy, affordable, and unique. 

The steps to make a beautiful rakhi are as follows:

(Alternatively, you can watch this video, which is the major source of these instructions.)

Stage one

  • Take cotton earbuds and start painting on the cotton part of them. 
  • Remove the coloured bud portion and set it aside.
  • Grab a piece of drawing paper and a pencil. Make a circle of any radius out of it and cut it out. 
  • Using fevicol, glue the coloured buds to the drawing paper in a circular pattern.
  • Now, in a complete circle, arrange different coloured buds over the primary coloured buds. 
  • Finally, fill the space left with different coloured (secondary ) buds again in the centre.
  •  Using a golden ball chain or any other suitable ball chain, wrap it around the second layer of coloured buds.

Stage 2 

  • Take a new sheet of drawing paper and cut out a perfect circle(1). 
  • Make sure you use a radius that is identical to the original circle. 
  • Apply fevicol to a golden thread and adhere it to the freshly cut circle(2) 
  • Apply a large amount of gum or fevicol to the same area as where you had applied fevicol to attach a golden thread.
  • Simply place the original embellished circle on the glued spot.

There you have it, your rakhi is complete.

2 . Handmade Customised fevicryl Rakhi

Have you spent some time looking for a rakhi with your brother's name on it and have ended up being disappointed? It's time for you to make one. It's special when you make it, but it's much more meaningful when you personalise it with your brother's name.

The steps to make a beautiful rakhi are as follows:

(Alternatively, you can watch this video, which is the major source of these instructions.)

Stage 1 

  • Take a piece of fevicryl, rub it, then knead it and stretch it.
  • Make it look like a long straw by spreading it out on the table.
  • On a piece of paper, write your brother's name in cursive. Print it out if you don't want to write something like that.
  • Make sure the words are drawn in the length you want them to be on your rakhi.
  • Make it as minimal as you want but 1.5 inches is the perfect measurement.

Stage 2 

  • Take the fevicryl that you moulded into a long, straw-like shape and start shaping it into letters using the alphabet that you drew on the drawing paper. 
  • Attach two mould ends with fevicol and cut additional edges with a cutter if necessary. Ensure that all of the letter-shaped moulds are bonded.
  • Ensure that all of the letter-shaped moulds are connected.
  • Make a hole with a toothpick in the first letter of the word for the tread to pass through. Make one in the last letter as well.
  • Keep it to dry now.
  • Paint it with the colour of your choice once it has dried.
  • Pass a new thread through each of the holes.
  • If you want to make the tread more appealing, add beads

3.Eco-friendly rakhi on this Raksha Bandhan

When it comes to anything, being environmentally friendly is always the best option, plus if your brother is environmentally conscious. To make stunning rakhi, you'll need only a few simple items, such as rice. Isn't that unique and interesting? Tie the rakhi on their brother's wrist to show their gratitude, thankfulness, and ask for their blessing. 

The steps to make a beautiful rakhi are as follows:

(Alternatively, you can watch this video, which is the major source of these instructions.)


Stage 1

  • All you have to do is cut a 2.5 cm radius circle out of fresh drawing paper.
  • Begin pasting rice to the circle's border with fabric glue.
  • Do this until you have three circles of varying lengths pointing towards the centre, not on top of each other.
  • Cut a green/any colour ball chain into a smaller piece and glue it in the space left at the centre. Use fabric glue.
  • You may also add pearls to the centre to make it more elegant. Put a red stone chain border around the green chain beads. 

Stage 2 

  • Choose a multicoloured silk thread.
  • Cut it into four equal-length pieces. Keep it as long as possible. Take all four threads and tie a knot at the end, leaving the other ends hanging loose.
  • Make a french braid with it now. Tie a knot once you've reached the end.
  • You should now have a bracelet that looks like the multicoloured thread bracelet.
  • Using the fabric glue, adhere the multicoloured thread bracelet to the rakhi's centrepiece that we created in stage 1.

That's all there is to it. You now have an eco-friendly rakhi at your disposal.

4 .Easy Rakhi with Wool

Who doesn't like to knit? 

It's time to knit your brother a lovely woollen Rakhi. 

It's far too simple to prepare, and I'm certain your brother will adore it. 

This is for you if you have a younger sibling. 

You've come up with a fantastic idea for a plan. 

All you need is some woollen thread and you are good to go.

The steps to make a beautiful rakhi are as follows:

(Alternatively, you can watch this video, which is the major source of these instructions.)

Stage 1

  • Take a bunch of wool thread, Tie a knot at the end of the strands keeping all the wool threads intact.
  • Taping it to the table with masking tape, Make a braid with these cotton threads by dividing them into three equal portions.
  • Tie a knot at the end of the braid when it's finished. Also, if there are any extra thread strands extending outside the knot cut it out now 
  • Coil the braid into a circle, then sew it from the centre so it doesn't unravel.

Stage 2

  • Now, take a white pearl and insert it from the centre with the aid of a sewing pin.
  • With the remaining tail of the pearl's thread, tie a tight knot.
  • Cut out the extra thread lurking outside the knot. You can tie as many knots, to keep the pearl intact.
  • Insert a sewing pin diagonally through the rakhi circular braid and let the thread run through.

So there you have it. A lovely rakhi in your hands. Tie the rakhi with extra pearls to make it more appealing.

5.Easy Rakhi with Foam 

If you've done everything else and still haven't found a way to start making your DIY rakhi, give this a shot. It doesn't get any easier than cutting out the foam and painting it. You will be able to do this task in a matter of a few minutes. 

Isn't that fantastic?

The steps to make a beautiful rakhi are as follows:

(Alternatively, you can watch this video, which is the major source of these instructions.)

Stage 1

  • Draw four petal-shaped flowers on a piece of foam with a pencil or pen, then cut them out. 
  • Colour the foam with your favourite colours once it's ready.
  • After it has dried, overlap the two foam flowers, one at 90 degrees and the other at 60 degrees, and adhere them together with glue. Take a piece of mirror and stick it in the middle of the foam flowers.
  • You can now use stones to embellish the petals. You might also use pearls instead of stone-filled colours.

Stage 2

  • Finally, flip the rakhi over and glue the bottom side. Attach a lovely multi-colour thread to it using an adhesive.

Easy peasy. Get ready to get some gifts from your brother. hope this year Raksha Bandhan brings lots of happiness to you & your family!

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