What is more happier than making your own rakhi for your brother for Rakshabandhan? Try this simple Kundan Rakhi and impress him with your creativity 🙂
Rakshabandhan is over but I made these with so much efforts but could’t make it to blog on time 🙁 . Because fever came over and I was down for three days straight, spoiling my entire plans for rakhsabandhan. Hopefully this blog post might me useful for someone next year maybe 😀 And when you do, remember to check the rest of rakhi tutorials also 🙂
After moving to the Hindi heartland, I realized how much of a different culture and tradition is followed here. I realized that there is much more to festival celebrations here than how it was in south. Not just that, shifting to a new city has been a life-changer to us. We have literally been living under the rock I feel like cavemen. 😛 But this life here, I guess its a whole new level of freedom. The biggest plus point of having shifted to a metro is the upgrade in quality of life – facility wise. Everything is at the tap of your finger and there is nothing you cannot have. Also, we have a 2 day weekend which means one additional day than usual for our leisure & hobby works, which I am yet to settle into completely!
Anyways coming to our kundan rakhi, kundan stones were a craze couple of years ago. We saw many kundan crafts around like – thali decor, bangle decoration, diya decoration, just anything and everything was kundan. Since I never made anything kundan related back then, and since they really do look very pretty, today I present to you, our pretty coool Kundan Rakhi tutorial 🙂
Materials required to make handmade Kundan pearl Rakhi
- Thick paper (for base)
- Kundan stones
- Rhinestone chain
- Glue & hot glue
- Rhinestone picker
How to make handmade Kundan Rakhi
This handmade Kundan Rakhi doesn’t even need a tutorial because someone you have seen the design, there is nothing tutorial-worthy in here! Its all just gluing everything n concentric circles 😛 But hang in with me till I share with you guys all my little tips & tricks for the kundan rakhi.
The easiest design is to have everything circular so that all you have to do is arrange elements in concentric circles, one after the other. But the central element plays such an important part in bringing out the beauty of the rakhi so choose the prettiest embellishment as your center piece. I had some half inch circular mirrors (which is used for embroidery worsks) that I used as central piece.
I used hot glue to adhere the mirror to the base paper so that it dries out quickly but you can use any glue of your choice and wait for them to dry.
My kundan was yellow/golden shade so I chose a golden glitter paper as base. This base paper breaks or makes the final look of the rakhi so choose a complimenting pretty paper. You definitely don’t want wrong color to pop up between your kundans once you are finally done. The mirror was placed at the center and then I layered all the embellishments I had one after the other. The idea is to create a variety in dimensions, sizes and colors with the embellishments. I chose to keep the yellow/ golden kundans at the outer circle, pearls for the inner circle and a gold-silver tiny rhinestone chain in between both.
When you are working with kundans, I highly suggesting using kundan picker or wax pencil. I used to pick them with hand and put them over the glue, eventually spoiling the entire work with glue spread everywhere! The kundan picker has been a life saver and it costs what 20bucks? So line your elements one after the other over the glue and wait them to dry. All the embellishements are from an online website – embroiderymaterials.com.
Once everything is dry, cut out the base paper along the edge and tada you are almost done 🙂 Cut out a matching twine and use hot glue to fix it at the backside. I added a tiny bit more detail by sticking two kundans on the string as well 🙂
I think this rakhi looks very much put together and pretty as well. Now that rakhshabandhan is over, I wanted to know if you guys bought rakhis or made them yourself. I also got to know there is something called lamba for sister-in-law! We bought some rakhis for Grace when we went shopping at galleria market and I saw they were in sets – rakhi and something which was supposed to be hanged somewhere. I later realized after searching on google that its called lamba and that they are for your brother’s wife. Ha things I didn’t know of else would’ve make a matching lamba for this rakhi 😛
Life changing decision – Help me!
Do let me know what would you like to see on my blog next. Also, I have a question for you guys.
The internet scenario has changed so much ever since I started blogging. When I started out 5 year back, there was no Jio and the amount of data that people were using were quite restricted. But fast forward to 2019 and everybody has so much free data, be it Jio or Airtel or BSNL, and YouTube is like the new google. I feel that people prefer finding solutions and ideas through videos than written blogs. Do you agree? Its been there at the back of my mind since long that I want to launch my YouTube channel but i’m unsure of making that big move because making videos isn’t that easy. Its time consuming, lot more of shooting & editing works, I don’t know if I would be there on a long run 😛 Thatsy I want to know from your guys – would you like to see me on YouTube ?
until next time 🙂