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Learn How to Design Beautiful Rakhi at Home

Raksha Bandhan is a beautiful celebration of togetherness and rakhi is a sign of the care and love shared between brothers and sisters. Rakhi is not simply a thread, however, it’s a special bond that is shared between siblings.

Earlier the trend of rakhi was limited to tying a thread around the brother’s wrist, however, now the pattern has changed. You can find huge varieties of designer rakhis available in the market that lures the heart of all ladies. What if you make a rakhi on your own? A handmade rakhi designed by you would definitely be a special gift to your sweet brother. Do you want to learn how to make rakhi at home? If yes then here are some wonderful ideas to design a rakhi on your own and it would definitely add a personal touch and emotional feeling to it. Here is a guide to make rakhi for brother :

Materials Required

• Scissors
• Bundle of silk threads
• Sequins, Beads, zari and sitaras
• Cotton and needle thread
• Toothbrush with hard bristles


In the beginning, make the use of multicolored silk threads if you wish to craft a colorful rakhi. Keep the length between 20-30 inches. If required, you can also use a strand of golden thread. Now, fold the thread bunch to half. With the help of the cotton thread, tie a knot onto the one-fourth portion of the silk thread bunch. The one-fourth part would be crafted into a rakhi and the other three-fourth would be kept as a string to be tied around the wrist of your brother. The heads of the silk threads should not be kept in loops. Once the threads the independent of loops, take the toothbrush in order to rub hard onto the threads and thereafter, by holding tight onto the knot brush them with strong strokes. The silk threads turn soft and fluffy with repeated strokes.

Split the longer piece of the thread into two halves and start plating them in the most desired manner. Tie a knot at the end and brush the ends again. This way your string is complete. Begin decorating the upper part with beads, sequins, sitaras, religious motifs etc. Take the glue and stick them.

Henceforth, you handmade designer rakhi is ready. All it required is creative imagination, some materials and love.