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.

Materials needed

  •  Silk or embroidery thread
  •   Scissors
  • Small rectangular cardboard piece
  • Glue
  • Glitter Paper pieces cut in round, star or square shape
  • Small Stone Bindi or pearl beads
  • Toothbrush




Step-by-step instructions

  1. Hold the thread firm and tie nine to ten rounds of the thread over the cardboard.
  2. Now carefully remove the thread roll from the cardboard piece.
  3. Tie three knots around the roll, at the centre, making it like a bow.
  4. Now cut open both ends of the thread roll and press it flat to give it a good shape.
  5. Comb with a toothbrush to give it a smooth finish.
  6. Stick the round glitter paper piece with the knot on your thread work.
  7. Stick stone Bindis or beads on the glitter piece.
  8. 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.
  9. 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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