How To Make Rakhi At Home – 5 DIY Inspirations And Over 10 Designs

Rakhi, a cherished Hindu festival, heralds a season of celebrations. We’ve found a heartwarming way to infuse joy – crafting Rakhi at home! Discover a world of DIY inspiration and over 10 enchanting designs that are sure to light up our little ones’ faces. Explore the artistry and learn ‘How to Make Rakhi at Home easy and beautiful?’

Let’s make this Rakhi unforgettable with a touch of creativity!

Handmade Rakhi - Car design

Unveil the secrets of handcrafted Rakhi in our step-by-step guide. From selecting materials to weaving bonds of love, we’ve got you covered.

This Rakhi, let’s embark on a journey of creativity, bonding, and crafting cherished memories. Let’s make this festival unforgettable, one DIY Rakhi at a time!

We would love to share a few easy and homemade inspirations for you to try at home with your little ones. So, mommies and daddies, what are you waiting for? Make this festival a special occasion for yourself and for little munchkins.

Celebrate and enjoy the sibling bond in an arty-crafty way!

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How to make Rakhi at home easy and beautiful?

Amidst the festive cheer, seize the opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones. Engage your kids in the art of DIY rakhi-making – a craft that’s both enjoyable and meaningful. And guess what? You can craft these delightful creations right from your kid’s own art and craft box, using everyday materials.

Allow your imagination to run wild as you fashion stunning DIY rakhis, whether you’re drawn to simple, traditional, or contemporary designs. Wondering ‘How to Make Rakhi at Home?’ Our guide has you covered with step-by-step instructions that even the little ones can follow.

This festive season, let the spirit of creativity take center stage as you craft handmade rakhis that are sure to warm your brother’s heart. Our curated collection of quirky designs will not only elevate your festive vibes but also set the stage for wonderful family moments.

Welcome the joy of DIY rakhi-making and cherish the love and togetherness that this art and craft endeavor brings.

Let your creative juices flow! Make beautiful rakhis (simple, traditional, or modern ones) at home for your brother. We have shortlisted a few quirky designs which will definitely fill the room with smiles- infectious ones.

On this day, sisters tie an amulet on their brother’s wrist, to celebrate the spirit of love and responsibility. It’s a fun way to catch-up on all the family banter! 

So in this post, we have shortlisted five beautiful rakhi designs (and two additional designs at the end) that are super easy to make and will surely fetch you loads of compliments from your darling brother. So let’s get started.

1. Wool rakhi

Discover the Magic in Your Yarn Stash! Unleash your creativity with a touch of DIY this festive season. Are those wool yarns quietly waiting in a corner of your home? It’s time to transform them into something beautiful! With an array of exciting colors at your disposal, the possibilities are endless.

Picture this: a mesmerizing rakhi design that’s bound to steal the spotlight. To bring this beauty to life, gather some vibrant yellow wool, a splash of red ribbon, and a dash of embellishments like glitter or pearl beads. Armed with a pair of trusty scissors, you’re all set to embark on this crafting adventure.

The process? It’s as simple as it is delightful! Twist the wool around your fingers around 20 times, securing it at the center just like you would for a pompom. Then, add a wooden bead to the heart of your creation, along with an additional strand behind to complete your unique rakhi masterpiece.

With this charming wool rakhi, you’ll not only upcycle your yarn but also add a personal touch to the festivities. So, dive into this art and craft journey, and let your imagination weave the magic of creativity!

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How to make rakhi at home step-by-step video tutorial:

Material required:

  • Embroidery thread
  • 3 different size pearls, needles, scissors.

2. Craft foam rakhi

Unleash Your Artistic Flair with Craft Foam Rakhis! Calling all DIY enthusiasts and craft lovers – here’s a rakhi project that’s bound to delight! The craft foam rakhi is a true embodiment of creativity and fun. Gather your craft foam sheets in a spectrum of vibrant hues, your trusty pair of scissors, glue that works like magic, and a collection of decorative stickers.

Picture this: a medley of quirky shapes taking form – from cars to flowers and even beloved cartoon characters – all crafted from colorful foam. As you cut, shape, and arrange these whimsical elements, a rakhi masterpiece emerges. Secure them with glue, adding your personal touch to every twist and turn.

But the fun doesn’t end there! Elevate your craft foam rakhi with a touch of sparkle – a sprinkle of glitter for that dazzling effect. Or, let your imagination roam as you adorn your creation with an array of stickers.

This rakhi design is a hit, especially with the little ones who adore funky, playful rakhis. So, gear up for an art and craft adventure that’s as delightful as it is heartwarming. Let your creativity shine and celebrate Raksha Bandhan with a rakhi that’s truly one-of-a-kind!

Car shaped

How to make

Material required

  • Colored foam sheet
  • glue stick, scissors
  • satin ribbon, buttons/sketch pen.


1. Draw an outline of the car shape your child fancies on a colored foam sheet.

2. Cut small car windows from a different colored foam sheet.

3. Glue the black buttons on the wheels along with the colored windows.

4. Glue on the shine buttons on top of the black buttons or just draw using a sketch pen.

5. Draw an outline of the car and the windows with a gel pen. Finally, glue on the ribbon.

3. Zari motif rakhi

Embrace Tradition with Zari Rakhi Crafting! For those who cherish the beauty of all things traditional, here’s a DIY rakhi option that perfectly marries heritage with craft. Introducing the enchanting world of Zari rakhi – a celebration of intricate motifs that have long-graced fabrics and attire.

If you’re captivated by the allure of Zari, you’re in for a treat. These exquisite motifs, typically found in fabrics and garments, can be easily acquired from a tailoring supply shop. And here’s the magic: Zari motifs come with a fabric backing, rendering them a breeze to stitch or affix onto a golden thread or lace, creating a rakhi masterpiece that exudes elegance.

So, if you’re seeking to honor tradition and infuse your rakhi with a touch of grandeur, Zari rakhi is your go-to choice. Crafted with love and tradition, this handmade rakhi is a testament to the timeless beauty of art and craft.

Embrace the charm of Zari and embark on a crafting journey that pays homage to the classics while adding a touch of your own creativity.

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4. Paper quilling rakhi

“Unleash Your Inner Artist with Paper Quilling Rakhis! Are you or your child a fan of paper quilling? If so, it’s time to let that artistic flair shine! Dive into the world of DIY rakhi-making with the captivating art of paper quilling.

Imagine a symphony of vibrant colors coming to life as you meticulously roll, fold, and shape craft paper. With the right tools – colorful craft paper for quilling, ribbon, scissors, and glue – you’re all set to create exquisite paper-quilled rakhis that are nothing short of artistry.

Whether you’re inspired to craft floral designs, intricate patterns, or personalized motifs, paper quilling offers endless possibilities. What’s more, these handmade rakhis carry not just your creativity but also a touch of your heart.

So, if paper quilling is your passion, why not let it grace this festive season? Transform your art into cherished memories and experience the joy of creating rakhi masterpieces from scratch.

Embrace the magic of paper quilling and embark on a crafting journey that celebrates both creativity and tradition.

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5. Felt and button rakhi

Have a flair for sewing and stitching, the felt and button rakhi is a delightful choice. Engross yourself in the world of DIY rakhi-making as you blend creativity with traditional techniques.

Imagine the joy of handpicking buttons that reflect your style and personality. With felt as your canvas and buttons as your gems, you have the power to design rakhis that are uniquely yours. It’s an artful symphony of cutting, pasting, and sewing that leads to rakhi creations that hold a piece of your heart.

Involve your child in the journey – let them choose buttons, assist with cutting, and take part in the pasting process. As you stitch the two ends of the rakhi to seal it in place, you’re not just crafting a rakhi but also bonding through creativity.

Felt, with its array of colors, adds a vibrant touch to your rakhi, enhancing its charm and allure. Let your rakhi shine with a pop of colors that represent the joy of celebration.

So, if you’re drawn to the magic of buttons and the artistry of crafting, why not infuse your rakhi celebrations with a touch of your creative spirit? Craft a rakhi that’s as special as your bond, and let art and craft bind you in love.

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Material required

  • Colored felt sheet
  • Glue stick, scissors, satin ribbon, buttons.

For sewing and stitching, adult supervision is needed. Repeat the same steps as mentioned in point 2, except don’t use foam. Rather replace it with felt.

How to make rakhi at home step-by-step:

Two additional (stylish) DIY Rakhi designs to make at home.

Sequins rakhi

Who doesn’t love a thing with bejeweled sequins on it? Sequins and glitter are easily available at your local stationery shop, thus sourcing it would not be a problem at all.

1. For making a sequin rakhi, you would need colorful sequins, Fevicol, tweezers, and hardbound paper (for the base of the rakhi), and a satin ribbon.

2. Cut a round shape from the hardbound paper and stick it in the center of a decent-length ribbon.

3. Use a tweezer to pick and paste the sequins on this centerpiece of Rakhi. Voila, your sequin rakhi is ready!

sequins rakhi

Knit crochet rakhi

Wool yarns are commonly found in our homes! If not then ask your granny for that.

1. Simple wool knit, crochet, or even a ribbon knit rakhi is a great option too.

2. For someone who is not great at arts and crafts, a simple knit rakhi is a beautiful choice of design for this festive season.

3. Just take three decent ties and twist them like you would do when making a hair plait.

Knit crochet rakhi

No need to inquire about crafting Rakhi at home anymore. You’re already equipped with the solution. So, why wait? Dive in and begin creating charming Rakhis for your brother.

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