Rakhi is the physical symbol of the emotions involved
with the festival. The emotions of love, affection and
care. It is the sentiments that matter on this day and
what can be a better expression of the sisterly love
than a self made rakhi.
1. Rakhi is generally a decorated
silk thread. It may be a simple thread or it may be
decorated with beads or designer motifs, religious
symbols or even studded with jewels. Here are a few tip
on how you can create your own rakhi.
1. Silk threads-multi-coloured
2. Cotton thread
3. Beads, sequins
Take a bunch of silk threads, multicolored if you want a
colorful rakhi. Red and yellow are considered auspicious
colors. You can also use a strand or two of golden
thread. The threads should be around 30" long. Fold
the length of the thread bunch to half. Tie a tight knot
at one fourth of the length using the cotton thread. Cut
the loops of the folded thread and fluff the open ends
with a hard brush.
Divide the longer part of the thread into two halves and
plat them in desired way. Tie the ends with the cotton
thread and fluff the open ends. These two strands will
be used for the tying.
Decorate the upper part with sequins, beads or religious
motifs. If you are using multicolored threads arranged
in some specific way, cut them short to a suitable
length not more than ½".
2. These days in vogue are rakhis
made of kalava or moli (the read thread used for tying
on wrist during a religious event). These are more
suitable for those who have to keep the rakhi tied for a
longer time, as in some faiths when it is removed after
three days or it is removed on the Dussehra which falls
1. A Moli or Kalava
2. Cotton Thread
5. Religious Symbol/ Rudraksh
6. Tulsi/ Sandalwood Beads or Tiny Shells
Take a 50" long thread and fold it in the middle.
Plat the thread in the desired manner. Tie the cotton
thread leaving some space at the ends. Remove all the
loops from the ends. Stick the religious symbol or
rudraksh in the middle and if you want decorate the rest
of the length of the rakhi with beads or tiny shells.
You can stick them or even stitch them on the braided
3. Material required
1. Strands of silk threads-2/3
2. A pair of scissors
3. Cotton thread to tie knots
4. Beads, sitaras, golden threads and sponge to decorate
A toothbrush with hard bristles.
Take 20-24 inches long silk thread strands in a bunch.
If you want to make multi coloured rakhis take silk
threads of different colours.
Tie a tight knot with a cotton thread on the one-fourth
part of the silken thread bunch. The one-fourth part
will be made into a rakhi while the three-fourth will be
the string to tie around the wrist.
Now make sure the heads of the silk threads of the
one-fourth part of the bunch do not remain in loops, in
case they are, cut them with a pair of scissors.
Once they are independent of loops, with a toothbrush
rub hard on these threads and brush them with strong
strokes by holding tight on the knot. With repeated
strokes the silk threads turns fluffy and
To make the string, divide the three-fourth part of the
silk thread in two equal parts and plait them sepa
At the end tie a knot and brush the end again.
Once this is done decorate it with beads or sitaras.
Stick them with glue. You can purchase sponge of a
suitable colour, cut it into a star shape, decorate it
with beads or sitaras. Golden threads can be entwined
used for decoration. And then stick it with glue.
4. Rakhi making idea from Dhananjaya
1. Gold or Silver threads - 5 or 6
2. Beads (if silver you will need gold and if gold you
will need gold colour beeds) - 20 or 30
3. An old locket (any colour) - 1
Knot the thread uniquely. Put the beads in the threads.
Put a locket in the middle of the beads. Then at last
tie both the ends.
Your fabulous rakhi for raksha bandhan is ready!
5. Rakhi making idea from ISSACK
When making rakhi make an empty frame in the round shape
so that the girl can put her photo in the frame, for
whom the rakhi is mentioned.
This will give a good expression of good relation of
sister and brother.
9. Computer Rakhi making idea from Jyoti
A. Method for making the Monitor:
1. Cutout the two narrow sides of matchbox.
2. Now stick the two remaining broader sides with glue.
3. Cover them with grey paper& write WINDOWS on it
4. Give it a bright border with coloured tape.
5. Cover with transparent plastic sheet.
B. Method for making the Keyboard:
1. Take narrow sides of matchbox cover left and cover it
with fluorescent colour paper.
2. Draw the keys with a sketch pen.
C. Method for making the Mouse:
1. Take the peel of pistachio nut.
2. Draw the keys of mouse with painting colours.
1. Take a red colour ribbon.
2. Paste the keyboard on ribbon & monitor on back of
3. Now join the mouse with a thick thread from back of
4. Glue the mouse to the ribbon.
10. God Rakhi making idea from Shivani
1. Colored thread
2. Few golden beads
3. Small sized buttons
4. Small picture of Goddess or religious symbol
Method for making Rakhi:
Take a colored thread and tie about 5 golden beads and a
small button after it. Repeat this along the entire
length of the thread. Paste any religious picture or
symbol on the button in the middle of the thread. Your
home made rakhi is ready.
11. Durable Rakhi making idea from Manjula
1. Colored thread
2. Rudraksha or Tulasi beads
3. Two laces / A string of beads
4. Hook to tie
Method for making Rakhi:
Take a thread make a circle of rudraksha or tulasi
beads.To the circle of beads attach two laces / a string
of beads and hook to tie. The rakhi made like this will
be durable and is spiritually good for brothers.
Today is just the perfect time
to celebrate the closeness we share and the wonderful brother
that you are... Wishing you a great Raksha Bandhan.. As I tie this
sacred thread, I realize how great a role you've played in my
life. You've always been there for me as someone who protects
and cares for me. Happy Rakhi to my brother whom I'll always
love and adore..
Warm wishes and love are sent your way... May the gifts of
happiness, friendship, peace and joy fill your life. Have a
May this Rakhi bring you everything you desire and everything
you dream of. May success accompany you in every step that you
take. Have A Blessed Rakhi..
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