15 Best ideas to make Rakhi at home for Rakshabandhan

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What is Raksha Bandhan, Why do We Celebrate Rakhi Festival‎?

Raksha Bandhan (रक्षा बन्धन) is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters; [ Source] 

On this day, sisters of all ages tie a talisman, or amulet, called the rakhi, around the wrists of their brothers, symbolically protecting them, receiving a gift in return, and traditionally investing the brothers with a share of the responsibility of their potential care

When is Raksha Bandhan in 2022?

Raksha Bandhan in 2022 is on Thursday, 11th of August

What material can be used for making Rakhi?

A Homemade Rakhi can be made with any supplies you have at home, but as a basic, you will need –

  • a thread of some kind to tie with – silk thread, wool, satin ribbon, etc. 
  • Decorative Craft Materials: foam, wool, sequins tassels, beads, etc.
  • Glue & Scissors

How can I make Rakhi at home?

For us too, it is a very special day at home. I love making rakhis for my brothers & now Miss P also makes them each year. It always adds that special touch to make one lovingly at home.  I’m sure you are also searching for cool ideas to make one at home or for a Rakhi-making competition. I searched the net for you and presented.

15 Best ideas to make Rakhi at home for Rakshabandhan

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1. Make an Aeroplane or Car Rakhi at home for Rakshabandhan

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Children love rakhis with characters they can relate too. Miss P has cousins who are crazy about airplanes, and cars

To make the Aeroplane rakhi, you will need

  1. Foam sticker set – Aeroplane in yellow\
  2. Satin ribbon  in red, cut to size
  3. Felt circle sticker in red,  with adhesive backing
  4. Black marker, Red marker

To make –

  1. Outline the yellow airplane with a black marker.
  2. Add red dots for windows.
  3. Stick this on a Felt circle with adhesive backing
  4. Using glue, Stick the Satin ribbon below the circle.

You can similarly make A car rakhi or any other design.

 2. Make an Animal Rakhi at home for Rakshabandhan

Cute Lion Sticker rakhi for kids to make . We have 15 best ideas to make Rakhi at home for Rakshabandhan - Perfect rakhi ideas for kids to make, rakhi competition, best of waste, simple and handmade with detailed step by step images- ArtsyCraftsyMom

To make the Lion rakhi, you will need
  1. Sticker set – Lion in yellow
  2. Satin ribbon  in red, cut to size
  3. Felt circle sticker in red  & orange   with adhesive backing

To make –

  1. Stick the Lion sticker on  a Felt red circle with adhesive backing
  2. Place a red satin in between the Red Felt circle & the orange Felt.
  3. Using fevicol, Stick the Satin ribbon between the two circles.

Make more designs – You can replace the Lion with Chota Bheem,  Spiderman, Pokemon sticker.

3. How do you make homemade Rakhi with wool?

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I wrote this guest post for multiculturalkidblogs.com  where I shared this easy DIY rakhi idea and how we celebrate rakhi .

You will need Red & Yellow Wool, some beads & scissors. The steps are the same as you would use to make a pompom. Twist the Red wool around your fingers for 20 rounds. Slowly pull it out & securely tie it at the center. Using scissors, cut the ends of the bow & spread & press to form a flower pompom. Tie a wooden bead at the center & another strand behind to make the Rakhi.

4. Rakhi Making For Kids – Using Craft Foam

Craft Foam rakhi

These are perfect for kids as they tend to like funkier and ‘not so ornamental’ rakhi designs… Check out the full tutorial Art Platter 

5. Make a Rakhi with Zari Motifs at home for Rakshabandhan

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Go to any tailoring supply shops in India and buy zari motifs – Flowers, Peacocks, and Geometrical designs. These come with a fabric backing that’s easy to stick or stitch onto a lace or gold thread to make your very own Rakhi at home.

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6. Make a Rakhi with Felt

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To make the purple rakhi, You will need

  1. Purple designer sticker  – I bought this from ItsyBitsy
  2. Satin ribbon  Yellow cut to size
  3. Purple felt, yellow felt
  4. Scissors
  5. Needle & Thread.

To make –

  1. Assemble the yellow felt, satin ribbon and then purple felt below it. Secure in place using fabric glue as shown in the image above.
  2. Stick the designer sticker on top and Felt rakhi is ready.

7. Make a decorative Rakhi using sequins

Handmade Rakhi 1

Another gorgeous design from the ArtPlatter
Video Tutorial

8. Make a Photo Rakhi at home

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We loved the photo rakhi idea from Picsquare.  This Raksha Bandhan, send your brother a unique, one-of-a-kind Rakhi with your favorite photo on it.

9. Make Rakhi at home with paper 

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We love these pretty paper quilling designs from The Craft House Blog

Video Tutorial –

10. Make pinwheel Rakhi using felt

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Sharing with you some cute pinwheel rakhi via lavina agarwal They are damn simple and fast to make.
 

 11. Make a gorgeous flower rakhi

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I tried to search for the source .. but couldn’t. Please let me know who made this and I’ll add the link to it.

12. Make a button rakhi 

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Button Felt Rakhi’s via VisheshCollection is super cute to make too

13. Make a silk thread Rakhi

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Use a silk thread to make Rakhi, because silk thread is used in the Raksha Bandhan festival traditionally. Tutorial via Radhika

14. Handmade beaded rakhis for Raksha Bandhan

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Twist multiple strands of colored silk and add a golden  bead in between.

 

15.  Horizontal Foam Rakhi design

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These horizontal rakhis made using foam will be perfect for little hands and are super simple to make. Idea via 

That’s all for today.. I hope you liked our handmade rakhi ideas and if you have more suggestions for us to try out, leave a link in the comments below.

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  1. Wow – this is a wonderful idea Shruti! I just love how creative you are and even earning money out of it 🙂 Superb! I should try making a rakhi for my bro this year.

  2. @rebekah – 🙂 Thank you.
    @Chinnu – Thank you so much.
    @Divs- Money just enough to go buy more craft stuff!! hehe.. 🙂
    @Somu – Thank you. This year I thought I should make one myself instead of buying.

  3. The car one is super cute. Im going to make them as bracelets and give away at a kids party 🙂

  4. Great ideas here and cute too…liked the car one …it can make any boy happy.

  5. Amazing ideas! Glad to stop by, I am thinking that I would surely try this at home for this Raksha Bandhan.

  6. Wow! amazing ideas of rakhi sets for brothers . Thanks for sharing…

  7. Amazing collection…….The Sweet,pure,lovable and cherishable relationship,that is the relation of brother and sister.The relationship reflects the love,purity and reliability of the relationship.

  8. Great post! Yes We all are looking for unique kind of Rakhi’s. Love this Diy.
    outstanding!! mindblowing rakhi shruti keep it up

  9. This is a wonderful idea Shruti! I just love how creative you are 🙂 Superb! I should try making a rakhi for my bro this year. Good work.. Keep it up.

  10. Nice post-Shruti, I really like your idea to make rakhi at home. The rakhi with Zari Motifs is the one I like the most and I really want to try this at my home.

  11. Just a fabulous DIY’s to to make wonderful customized rakhi at home with pouring lots of love for brother.Unique rakhi collection can be made with your fab ideas.

  12. Hello we organizing a Event. Can you please come as a Trainee for the Event. Teaching students how to make Rakhi.
    If interested please reply.
    Will share details with you ☺️

  13. I like these rakhis ideas for raksha bandhan

    These are best ideas for raksha bandhan

    I will make these rakhis at home