Step by Step Guide to Making Rakhi with Waste Materials At Home

The excitement that revolves around Indian festivals seems at its peak whenever people tend to gear up with its preparations. One such festival is Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi. On this day, the loving brother-sister bond is celebrated across different parts of India. Yes, it’s that time of the year when sisters tie a holy thread called Rakhi on the wrist of their brothers to strengthen their bond. And in return, brothers promise to take care of their sisters. It’s also the time when brothers tend to get loose on their pockets as sisters overwhelm them over rakhi with sweets and other such pamperings.

As the Rakhi season approaches, the prices of some beautifully crafted rakhis seem to soar. But the question is - why purchase a rakhi when you can DIY one at home? Yes, you heard us, right! You can easily try your artistic hands on some DIY ideas of rakhi making with waste material. We often underestimate our creativity but not anymore. Try these DIY rakhi ideas to give wings to your creativity by trying to make rakhi of waste material.

Make Rakhi with Waste Materials at Home

Rakhi DIY Idea Number 1:

Let’s start with the simplest one!To make a colourful yet simple rakhi at home following this method, you will need rakhi making material such as - embroidery floss, or woolen threads from your grandma’s knitting kit and a pair of scissors.

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  • Cut 24-inch embroidery floss or woolen threads of three different colours.
  • Now, join these 3 threads by tying a knot at one end.
  • Hold the threads from the knotted side and from the other end, start rotating the threads. Simply rotating the threads, as if you are braiding your LiL girl’s hair.
  • Once done, tie a knot at the other end, as well.
  • Voila! Your rakhi is ready to be tied on the wrist of your brother.
Rakhi DIY Idea Number 1

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Rakhi DIY Idea Number 2:

Now, this rakhi DIY would require you to put minimal efforts to get some optimal results. Things you will need- matchsticks, cardboard, glue and a pair of scissors.

  • Start by taking cardboard and apply glue on it, such that it forms a cross pattern.
  • Paste 4 matchsticks such that it covers the cross made with glue.
  • Now, apply glue, one by one, between the sections made with 2 matchsticks.
  • Then place one matchstick each on this glue layering, in between the 2 matchsticks already glued.
  • Fill up all the in-between spaces with glue with matchsticks being closely placed with each other to make a beautiful pattern.
  • Once you are done filling up the in-between spaces, cut out the cardboard alongside the matchstick pattern with a pair of scissors.
  • Now take a ribbon or thread to place this creatively made rakhi chakra or dial on it.
  • And your rakhi is ready to melt your brother’s heart into tears. Also, you can modify the rakhi dial design as per your own creativity.
Rakhi DIY Idea Number 2

Rakhi DIY Idea Number 3:

Now, let’s discuss how to make professional rakhi at home. Materials needed would be Silk Thread, Bangle, Satin Ribbon, Glue and some additional items like stars and other glittery items.

  • Take a silk thread and tie to the bangle. Then further start wrapping it up with it till the time it covers almost a quarter of the bangle.
  • Then tie it at the centre with a thick thread.
  • Then at the border of the bangle, cut all the loops of silk thread.
  • Flatten it from both sides, cautiously.
  • To make it look more symmetrical, take the help of a toothbrush.
  • You can trim the additional thread of the Rakhi, if not aligned properly.
  • Paste a ribbon or thread from the back of the Rakhi.
  • You can further decorate it, as per your own creativity with some decoration items.
  • Your professional rakhi is now ready to be tied to commemorate this piousness of this festival.
Rakhi DIY Idea Number 3

Rakhi DIY Idea Number 4:

Now, these types of rakhis are instant heart-winner. Simply, because of its uber-cool or quirkiness. Absolutely perfect to be used as a kids rakhi to tie on the wrist of your younger brother. Materials Needed - Satin Ribbon, Red & Black Marker, Paper, Foam Tape, Glue, and a pair of scissors.

  • Sketch out a cartoon character with a black marker on a piece of paper.
  • Cut out the cartoon character alongside the border, once the detailing is done.
  • Now superimpose it over the foam tape and cut it out, accordingly.
  • Your rakhi dial is ready. Now, you just need to place it over a ribbon or satin thread to please your brother with all creativity.
Rakhi DIY Idea Number 4

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Rakhi DIY Idea Number 5:

A classic wool rakhi is what you need to celebrate this Rakhi over. Materials Needed - 2 different coloured wool threads, some beads & scissors.

  • Wrap one of the coloured wool threads around your palm for like 20 times.
  • Carefully, pull your hands out and tie them at the centre.
  • Cut the ends by using a scissor to make it seem like a bow.
  • Then press and spread the threads to form a flower pom-pom.
  • Affix a bead in the centre and further place your woolen rakhi dial over a ribbon or satin thread.
Rakhi DIY Idea Number 5

Rakhi DIY Idea Number 6:

If you have a zardozi suit piece or a zari motif, then this Rakhi DIY idea is sure to come in handy. Materials Needed - zari motifs, lace or golden thread, glue, and a pair of scissors.

  • Cut out the zari motif from your old piece of Indian attire.
  • Affix it to a golden thread or a beautiful lace. And you are good to go!
Rakhi DIY Idea Number 6

Embracing the art of creating waste material Rakhi at home is a delightful and eco-conscious approach to celebrating Raksha Bandhan. Not only does it save a few pennies, but it also promotes sustainability and creativity. With easy and beautiful DIY techniques, you can fashion unique Waste Material Rakhi that carries the essence of your love and care for your sibling. As we learn how to make Rakhi with waste material, we discover the joy of crafting personalized tokens that reflect our thoughtfulness and commitment to a greener world. So, this Raksha Bandhan, let's embark on this mindful journey of crafting Waste Material Rakhi, instilling love and environmental consciousness in every precious knot.

So, these were a few top rakhi DIY ideas that you can try to make with waste materials, at home. What’s the wait for? Gear up with your rakhi preparations asap and learn how to make rakhi at home easy and beautiful in no time.