Rakhi – Crafted With Love

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Guest Post by Hobby Ideas

Hello Peeps

It is the festive season already! With the advent of festivities it is all glitter and gold for us crafters.

For me, the bling lover, this season is so much fun and I wait for it with bated breath. There are so many art and craft ideas and such less time to try them out.

It is Raksha Bandhan in about a week from now and I have to do a quintessential handmade rakhi for my bro. I needed to make it even more special this time as he had made my birthday celebration last month super fun.  I zeroed down to making a lovely Rakhi card and here is how it looks!

Handmade cards are cherished forever and that is why they are ever so popular! They can be cute, quirky, arty and nice as per the level of customisation you want. Now, when the DIYs are in vogue there are myriad card making ideas for each occasion.

For this card, we need

  • a glittery card paper
  • an embossed red card paper
  • Fabric glue
  • white colour stones
  • black felt pen for the card
  • a small circle of mount board
  • embellishments
  • golden colour tissue cloth
  • golden thread for the rakhi

So, I started with the Rakhi.

– Take the mount board circle and cut the tissue cloth leaving one inch extra from all across the circumference.

– Cut 1 cm fringes all across the circumference and fold the cloth towards the back of the mount board. Secure the fabric with Fabric Glue.

– Now using the embellishments like pearls and stone make a cute mandala in the center of the rakhi. Make a braid using the golden thread and knot it at both the ends.

– Fold the braid into two and glue the Rakhi to the braid with Fabric Glue.

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For the card

– Take the golden coloured card paper and draw a heart on it.

– Cut it along the outline. Similarly draw a heart on the red coloured embossed paper.

– This heart should be about an inch smaller than the golden one.

– Paste the hearts one on top of the other with the design side outside.

Inside the card draw small Mandalas and write wishes for your brother with a black felt pen. Make simple Mandalas so that the message and artwork looks balanced.

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Stick stones along the edges with Fabric Glue.

Similarly embellish the red colour heart with small stones. Punch two holes at the corner of the golden heart.

And the card and rakhi is ready!

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Handmade greeting cards are always so much cooler than the printed ones. So get going crafters, show your DIY skills to your loved ones this festive season!

Bye till the next!

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