How to make Rakhi at home

Rakhi is generally a decorated silk thread that may be a simple thread or it may be decorated with beads or designer motifs, religious symbols or even studded with jewels. Here are a few tips on how you can create your own rakhi.

GOLD AND SILVER COIN RAKHI

Take two or three colours of silk thread preferably, gold, silver and red. Get gold or silver coins and a matching coloured net cloth, which can be kept under the coin to make a base and add to the look. Cut the cloth into a round shape and stitch the thread through the cloth. In between the stitch, add the coin so that it stays in place.

SILK RAKHI

Take a bunch of multicoloured silk threads. You can also use a strand or two of golden thread. The threads should be around 30 inches long. Fold the length of the thread bunch to half. Tie a tight knot at one fourth of the length using the cotton thread. Cut the loops of the folded thread and fluff the open ends with a hard brush. Decorate the upper part with sequins, beads or religious motifs.

TEDDY RAKHI

For making the face of the teddy, take a piece of an old T-shirt and fill it with cotton. Fold it in a round shape. Stick black beads for eyes and a red bindi for lips. In order to make the body of the teddy, take a little bigger cloth, fill it with cotton in a round shape. You can put sparkles to make its dress colourful and attractive. Now, glue or sew on the face and the body with a thread. Stick the teddy on a ribbon and your teddy rakhi is ready.

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