So it’s that time of the year when you dress up in pretty clothes, apply mehandi on your palms, tie a Rakhi around your brother’s wrist and eagerly wait for him to shower you with gifts. Raksha Bandhan is just round the corner, and the poor Rakhi, is the one thing that gets ignored the most. Surely there are a thousand  different designs available in the market but none of them are curated  especially, for your dear brother. So, let’s see how to make a Rakhi, that is sure to bring a smile on your brother’s face

You will need:

A plain wristband of a basic solid colour.

Foam cut outs, of any shape that you like.

A passport sized print out of a picture of you and your brother that you like the most.




Now follow these steps:

Cut the picture in the shape that you want, square, round or oval.

Paint the wrist band with the colour that you like.

Choose the foam cut out that you like the most, and paste the picture in the middle of it, with glue.

Now carefully paste the foam cut out on the middle of the wrist band.

Wait for it to dry completely.

Your personalised Rakhi is ready!

Keep in mind:

You can make a collage of more than one picture and paste it on the Rakhi.

You can replace the foam cut out with an embellished flower pattern, to give your Rakhi, an ethnic touch.

You can also replace the wristband with a ‘resham’ thread for an ethnic feel.