Hand-made Rakhis have a charm of their own. Though, buying ready-made ones is any day an easy option and gives variety too, but can it translate love like a rakhi made by the sister herself? Raksha Bandhan is on August 18, 2016. So, you still have time to create some beautiful and unique handmade Rakhis for the brothers.
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Here’s some inspiration on how to make handmade Rakhi…
1. Reusable Rakhis made by Quilling technique: I made these Rakhis for Baby H’s cousins and my cousins. Made with easy quilling technique these Rakhis are not only cute to look at but are also reusable. I never liked the fact after a couple of days and even hours the pretty and pricey Rakhi becomes useless. So, these Rakhis double up as stickers that can be placed anywhere you like – from bags and cupboards to tables and just anywhere. Once the festival is over, all one needs to do is, turn around the rakhi, cut the strings and remove the layer off the double sided tape and stick the Rakhi to decorate any place you want.
2. Personalised Initials Rakhis: I am fascinated with personalised stuff. I love alphabets and letters too. So, just thought of gifting my young cousins these cool personalised Rakhis, with their initials. Even these have double sided tapes at the back, which can help them attach anywhere. The Rakhis are sturdy as we have layered them generously with modge-podge. So, they will last long just like the memories.
3. Cartoon Rakhi: ArtsyCraftsyMom will teach you how to make these cutesy kiddie rakhi here. With a little assistance, your girl would have a blast making these.
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4. Soft Rakhi Bracelet: Palak brings a fuss-free alternative to a Rakhi – a bracelet. This one looks perfect for the newborn brother as its soft, comfortable and does not have any element that may hurt the delicate little one.
5. Felt Pinwheel Rakhi:These tiny pinwheel rakhi are again shouting pick-me-up! Baby H loves pin-wheel, so we are trying these for sure!
6. Craft foam Rakhi: Another easy approach to making Rakhi at home is using craft foam. Learn it here.
7. Wool Yarn Rakhi: Learn to make handmade Rahi using wool yarn and buttons at Mom-Labs.
Raksha Bandhan in an Indian festival where sisters tie Rakhi on their brothers’ wrists and pray for their well-being, while brother shower the sisters with gifts, blessings and a promise to protect them always.
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