MY RAKHI CREATIONS
Rakshabandhan is a festival celebrated in India where the sister expresses her love to her brother by tying a rakhi which is a decorative thread. This festival enforces and emphasizes on the bond between brother and sister.
For more information on the festival you can refer to this website; http://www.surfindia.com/festivals/raksha-bandhan.html
Here are some Rakhis made by me…….
I tried to make these Rakhis by using things available in the house. Haven't purchased any material from the market. For the Rakhi in the middle, I plaited Lavender and white colored threads to form a Rakhi thread and stuck a dry scented flower with super glue.
For the other Rakhis I used Facial cotton and dipped it in 3 different food colors yellow, red and green. Incase, you are trying this at home, then do the yellow first, then the red and then the green and after you finish one color, wash your hand off the color completely and do the next one. You can also use natural colors like Turmeric for the yellow, kumkum or beetroot for the red and make organic rakhis.
Once dipped in the color, set on news paper and allow to dry, you can dry it in the sun or air dry it under the fan. I used a ready thread easily available in the market the thread has got gold thread wound on it( I had this at home). I just stuck the string on the balls of cotton with glue after placing them in the color sequence that I want. You can also stick it with hot wax, Light a candle and drop hot wax on the back of the colored cotton and place the thread, once dry it will be holding onto each other but glue is an easier alternative. I am planning to make more Rakhis, if I get the time…..this is just the beginning.....I love making Rakhis, its such a fun and creative activity.