Do you know how to make a Rakhi? It is an awesome experience which will not only augment your creativity but also your love and warmth for your brother. Read this article for some ideas.

How To Make A Rakhi?

Rakhi is one of the most auspicious and unique Indian festivals that refreshes the incredible bond between brothers and sisters. Rakhi is not just a physical symbol of love and affection among siblings but, also a true personification of the beautiful memories attached with this relationship. Rakhi is a silk or any other thread that a sister ties on the wrist of her brother on the day of Raksha Bandhan and prays to God for his well-being and a prosperous life ahead. The brothers, in turn, swear to take care of their sisters throughout their lives. Though any Rakhi, in itself, speaks for the love between brothers and sisters, a homemade Rakhi is an even better expression of this relationship. It is quite simple and very interesting to make a Rakhi using beads, sequins, motifs or even religious symbols, jewels, moli, etc. When a sister designs a Rakhi on her own, it naturally increases her affection towards her brother manifold. These homemade Rakhis surprisingly last longer and look very attractive.

Homemade Rakhi

Beads And Sequins Rakhis

Things Required
  • Multi-colored Silk Threads
  • Sequins, Beads
  • Glue
  • Cotton Thread
  • A Hard Brush
  • Scissors
Instructions
  • To make a colorful Rakhi, get hold of some multicolored silk threads. Though all colors look pretty, yellow and red are considered very auspicious in Indian festivals. You may also make use of a fiber or a few of golden threads. The length of the threads should be about 30".
  • To begin with, fold the length of the thread bunch into half.
  • Fasten a firm knot at one fourth of the length with the help of a cotton thread.
  • Now it’s time to cut the loops of the folded thread and ruffle the open ends with a hard brush.
  • Split the longer part of the thread into two equal parts and braid them in your own creative way.
  • Fasten the ends of the braids with some cotton thread and ruffle the open ends. These two strings will be used to tie the rakhi.
  • Trigger your imagination and adorn the upper part with beautiful beads, sequins, or ethnic motifs.
Kalava Or Moli Rakhi

Things Required
  • A Moli or Kalava
  • Tiny Shells or Tulsi/ Sandalwood Beads
  • Religious Symbol/ Rudraksh
  • Cotton thread
  • Glue
  • Scissors
Instructions
  • Get hold of a thread that is 50" long and fold it in the center.
  • Braid the thread in your own innovative way.
  • Now, fasten the cotton thread, leaving some space at the ends.
  • Take out all the loops from the ends.
  • Now comes the most interesting part! With the help of the glue, fix the religious symbol or Rudraksh in the center. You can decorate the rest of the length of the Rakhi with tiny shells or beads. You may even stitch these on the Rakhi strings and make them look fascinating.
Homemade Rakhis are in vogue nowadays. Just propel your inner creativity and decorate your Rakhis with every possible combination. Apart from the above mentioned materials, you can also use sitaras, sponge, bindis, ribbons, buttons and sparkles to create a modern, yet traditional looking Rakhi. Try making these and express your true love and affection towards your brother.