Raksha Bandhan is one of the most colorful and exciting festivals in India. It is the day to celebrate the unique bond between siblings. How they fight with each other but at the time of need, also becomes the most loyal bodyguards. Like every other rakhi, you will tie a band in the hand of your brother. However, this rakhi adds the twist of eco-friendly rakhi making ideas.

So, through this article, you will learn rakhi making at home with waste material.

Eco-Friendly Rakhi Making Ideas

Eco-friendly rakhi means rakhi making the best out of waste. It is a way to show love towards nature while celebrating the festival of the bond. In almost every house, there is a drawer full of waste materials, such as paper pieces, clothes pieces, stickers, etc.

Most people want to make something out of it but fail to do that because of an idea. So, here are some eco-friendly rakhi making ideas.

1. Rakhi 1

For this, you will need some of the waste material you have from any of your school projects and some common household items. If you do not want to spend a lot on materials this rakhi making the best out of waste is for you.

Materials Required

  • Flowers petal ( you can choose the colour according to your choice)
  • Green Leaves
  • Chart paper or small pieces of paper
  • A Kundan Button
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • Rakhi Threads

Steps to Follow 

  • Take the Chart Paper and cut it into small circular pieces. The size of the circle depends on the size of rakhi you want to make. The chart paper will give a base to the petals and leaves. Thus, make sure you have enough petals and leaves to cover the circular paper piece.
  • Cut the leaves into half ( vertically) so that they do not end up taking all the space.
  • Then stick the leaves in the corner of the circular paper. Do not stick lots of leaves otherwise, it might look messy.
  • Then start sticking petals. Begin with the centre and gradually move towards the boundary of the paper. Make sure the leaves are partially visible. It should look like a flower in between leaves.
  • At the centre of the flower, stick the Kundan button.
  • Then at the other side of the circular paper, stick the thread of the rakhi. Make sure the flower is in the middle of the thread. Also, the thread is long enough to knot around the hands comfortably.

So, this is one of the easiest eco-friendly rakhi making ideas. You can make a dynamic set of rakhis with flowers, threads, pearls, stones, or glitters spread over the circular paper piece. The process remains the same.

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2. Rakhi 2

Sisters always want to make the best for their brothers. In this eco-friendly rakhi, you can add quotes or statements for your brother. Sounds fun! It is. Also, the materials used in it are commonly found in every household.

Materials Required

  • Cloth piece
  • Marker or acrylic paint
  • Rakhi thread
  • Glue or stitching threads/machine

Steps to Follow 

  • Cut the cloth piece in any shape of your choice ( preferably rectangle as it gives more space to write or design).
  • Then secure the ends by stitching or folding a small portion at each end and stick them.
  • Then use marker or acrylic paint ( do not use sketch pens or regular watercolours as they might vanish soon ) to write a message or quote for your brother. Some of the quotes you can write are:
    • Best Bhai
    • Sibling Bond
    • Happy Raksha Bandhan
    • Waiting for the gift
  • You can draw emojis or signs to make it look attractive.
  • You can also reuse embellishments. You can also stick grains, such as dals, rice, and lentils.
  • If you are making rakhi for a kid, the cloth piece might get tear-off soon. Thus instead of using only paper, use cardboard then cover it with paper.

Although, it is a time taking process because you might need to think of a message to write on rakhi. However, this eco-friendly rakhi making idea is one of the most attractive ones.

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3. Rakhi 3

Is your brother a marvel fan or a fan of the lion king or Tarak Mehta ka ooltah chashma fan? Is he thinking of a career in sports? Is space something that attracts him the most? If yes, then why not make customized rakhi for your brother.

This rakhi made at home with waste material gives you an option to customize it according to what your brother loves the most.

Material Required

  • Cardboard pieces
  • Cloth piece
  • Marker, acrylic paint, or stickers
  • Glue
  • Scissor
  • Rakhi thread

Steps to Follow 

  • Cut the cardboard into small circular pieces.
  • Then take a cloth piece and put the circular piece in the middle of it.
  • Cover the cloth all around the cardboard.
  • Then on that cloth, you can either draw or stick stickers of things your brother loves. For example, if he is a foodie, stick to the pictures of food. If he is a cartoon lover, draw a simple cartoon with the help of acrylic paint. If it is difficult for you to directly paint on cloth, you can make these drawings on paper, then cut them and paste them on the cloth.
  • Make sure the cloth is not visible from the front.
  • Then add the thread, keeping the rakhi in the middle.

So, this is another fun and beautiful rakhi making the best out of waste. Also, it will give brothers a sense of belonging and care.

So, these were some of the eco-friendly rakhi making ideas.


People love handmade things. When you tie these handmade eco-friendly bands to your brother, they will feel special. Since Raksha Bandhan is the day for siblings, their happiness will lighten your day.

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