Indians and South Asian across the world will celebrate Rakshabandhan – the special bond between brothers and sisters and sibling love – on 22nd August.
On this day, sisters tie handmade bracelets called Rakhis around the wrists of their brothers and receive a gift in return. Celebrate the festival of Rakshabandhan this month with easy DIY Rakhis. Kirti Sharma shows you how.
- Silk or embroidery thread
- Small rectangular cardboard piece
- Glitter Paper pieces cut in round, star or square shape
- Small Stone Bindi or pearl beads
- Hold the thread firm and tie nine to ten rounds of the thread over the cardboard.
- Now carefully remove the thread roll from the cardboard piece.
- Tie three knots around the roll, at the centre, making it like a bow.
- Now cut open both ends of the thread roll and press it flat to give it a good shape.
- Comb with a toothbrush to give it a smooth finish.
- Stick the round glitter paper piece with the knot on your thread work.
- Stick stone Bindis or beads on the glitter piece.
- Now let’s create a strap to hold our Rakhi. Take three strands of the same or different coloured thread and make braids with it. You can also use coloured ribbons instead of making braids.
- Stick the ready Rakhi part to your braids or ribbons. Your Rakhi is ready!
Do try out this easy DIY. Happy Rakshabandhan to all !
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