Friday, August 8, 2014

Easy Last Minute Braided Rakhi

Tips for making your own braided Rakhis and friendship bracelets.


Rakhi completely snuck up on me this year (actually, the entire month of August snuck up on me!) It's tomorrow, and I'm scrambling to get everything ready.

So... a few minutes ago I made up this braided rakhi from bakers twine and embroidery floss. This is one of the easiest ways to make a rakhi (or a bracelet) all though your fingers will get tired if you have to make a ton (like I do!)

Although it's just 6 strands of floss braided together... I have a few tips to make the going a little easier.

First... a heavy glass full of water is perfect for holding down your strands without having to remember where you put your scotch tape.
Tips for making your own braided Rakhis and friendship bracelets.
Second... I found that using different colors of string and trying to keep the string as flat as possible without twisting helped create a much more even pattern than I usually get. See that thin strand of red woven throughout the bracelet? That was done by holding a red and yellow strand together while braiding, and making sure they didn't twist.
Tips for making your own braided Rakhis and friendship bracelets.
Finally... I really dislike ratty ends. I just evened them up with scissors...
Tips for making your own braided Rakhis and friendship bracelets.

... and then combed through the ends with a pin to separate the strands. 

Tips for making your own braided Rakhis and friendship bracelets.
There... much better!
Tips for making your own braided Rakhis and friendship bracelets.


While you are here, check out my even quicker, no braiding rakhi tutorial and my super comfy knit rakhi tutorial.

And in case I don't see you tomorrow, have a wonderful Rakhi!!!!
Tips for making your own braided Rakhis and friendship bracelets.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Palak,
    We got Amaani's rakhi yesterday. I know now how you made it! It was beautiful. Thanks so much!

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