About Raksha Bandhan & Rakhi
Rakhi, which is popularly known as Raksha Bandhan, is a very popular festival which is celebrated by the Hindus, Jains and some Sikhs mainly in India, parts of Nepal and Mauritius and by people of Indian origin all over the world.
It is mainly celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Sravan of the Hindu calendar.
This festival primarily commemorates brother sister love and bonding, amongst brothers and sisters, and others, who may or may not relatives but share a brother-sister like bond and relationship.
The tying of the rakhi symbolises the love, blessings and prayers of the sister for the brother, and the brother’s lifelong promise to protect the sister.
Making Your Own DIY Rakhi
In this blog, we are going to tell you guys how to make a DIY rakhi.
A homemade Rakhi is the best way of expressing your unending love for your brother. Your priceless sentiments are voiced in the best possible way if you give your brother a homemade rakhi.
But, if you are having doubts regarding whether or you can make a DIY rakhi yourself or not, do not worry, it is quite a simple thing to do. It is not like that only the creative people can make a rakhi, everyone can make one, and so can you.
First of all, you need to get your ingredients straight and in order.
If you are organised throughout the whole process and follow my steps carefully, you would have a great looking Rakhi for this Raksha Bandhan.
So without the much further addon, let me tell how to make a rakhi.
If you want a simple looking rakhi, then grab onto some
- Silk threads (preferably of different colours);
- A pair of scissors;
- Cotton threads;
- Beads, stars, golden threads, and sponges;
- A toothbrush.
Once you get all of the above, then you are ready to make your very own Rakhi.
- Take the silk threads and bind them together;
- Tie a knot using the cotton thread on the one-forth part of one end;
- Take the tooth brush and rub that part until it becomes fluffy;
- Then make the silk threads of the rest three-fourth part and pull them apart from the two sides. This becomes the thread to tie;
- Now decorate it with beads, stars, and cut-outs of sponges and paste them with the glue.
And in no time will you have a simple looking yet beautiful rakhi for your brother
But, there are some of us, who are not satisfied by simple things. This may be because some of us like some more creative designs, or maybe we love making things that other people find intimidating.
So, this is for people of our kind who would like to have floral shaped Rakhi for this season and for that you would need the following:
- A chart paper;
- Colourful beads;
- Some glaze articles;
- Stained thread (choose these carefully, as the colour of these threads should match the colour of the glaze papers);
- Glue(preferably Fevicol);
- A pair of scissors
After getting all of the above, follow the understated steps:
- Cut the chart paper in a circle, or any other shape, which ever you like;
- Cut the glazed paper in the same form and size of that of the chart paper;
- The 2nd glaze paper that you cut should be smaller than the 1st, and the 3rd should be less than the 2nd. The shape should remain the same;
- Now paste the glaze papers in ascending order, and then paste it on the chart paper. The chart paper makes the rakhi somewhat sturdy, and acts as a base;
- Glue the floral shaped bead in the centre, and decorate the sides with the glitters;
- Paste the silk threads or the stained ribbons on both sides, and you are ready to go.
One little suggestion that we would like to give is that make the Rakhi a few days before. It’s better you see whether it has any problem or not. Wear it yourself and make sure that everything is fine.
Keep it away from water, so that it does not get spoiled just after you made it.
All we want to say that it is not at all difficult to make a rakhi. For a DIY rakhi, all you need is a paper, glue and beads. All of us have an artist inside us. Making a colourful or innovative Rakhi could bring it out.
And it will touch your brother’s, heart.