How to Make a Rakhi With Paper?

The Raksha Bandhan festival is one of the most celebrated occasions on the Hindu calendar. On this day, sisters renew the sibling bond by tying rakhis on their brother’s wrists. Rakhi is a protective charm that protects brothers from negative things to attract good luck, prosperity, health, and love. With a plethora of rakhi designs and material options available, a homemade paper rakhi will also express your love and care. With minimal design skills and DIY tips and tricks, anyone can make the best impressions on their loved ones considering that they know how to make a rakhi with paper. In this post, we share how to make a paper rakhi. Take a look.

How to make a rakhi with paper

First things first

You need to have the necessary equipment and materials like; scissors, a bundle of silk thread, beads/sequins/zari, cotton, thread, needle.

Quill Paper Rakhi

Wondering how to make rakhi with quilling paper? The process is simple when you get used to making different styled charms. Fret no more!

Materials and tools required:

  • Paper quills
  • Rakhi stickers (like Kundhan, Lumba, Zari) or other stunning stickers,
  • Satin ribbon,
  • Scissors, and glue.
How to make a quill paper rakhi

How to make a quill paper rakhi:

Cut paper quills to create creative and attractive shapes of various sizes with a quilling kit. Glue the decorative rakhi stickers in the middle of each quill. Make sure that the edges of the stickers flush with the quills. Now, paste the ribbon to the rakhi.

And more interesting ideas

There are many other creative and stylish rakhis you can make at home to surprise your brothers like the Ganesha Rakhi and Kids Rakhi.

Ganesha Rakhi

Express your sisterly love and care to your brother and gift him a homemade God themed rakhi along with other Raksha Bandhan gifts.

Materials required:

  • Ganesha motif,
  • Multi-coloured silk threads or ribbons,
  • Scissors, glue, Silk threads of two colours.
How to make a Ganesha paper rakhi

How to make a Ganesha paper rakhi:

Cut out the Ganesha motif from wedding and gift cards among other packaging card boxes and papers. Intertwine the silk thread or ribbon mixing the colours. Stick the thread or ribbon at the back of the Ganesha pendant. Then glue on silver or golden paper to keep the thread in place. And your Ganesha bracelet rakhi is done!

Kid Rakhi

Touch your little brother’s heart with heart-melting Raksha Bandhan gifts that include a stunning homemade kid rakhi. Surprise him with a charm that has his favourite cartoon characters like Tom and Jerry.

Materials required:

  • Cartoon sticker (Tom and Jerry),
  • Two coloured felts,
  • Scissors, glue, and satin ribbon.
How to make a kids rakhi

How to make a kids rakhi:

Cut the felts in circular shapes of different sizes. In the middle of the felts, place ribbon and glue together. Then complete the decorations by pasting the Tom and Jerry sticker to the rakhi.