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Anita Kejriwal of CF Block teaches you to create eco-friendly rakhis for your sibling Jute tassel rakhi/ Lumba

Anita Kejriwal   |   Salt Lake   |   Published 22.08.21, 01:29 AM

Jute tassel rakhi

Step 1

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Mix the resin and hardener in the ratio of 2:1 with 20g of resin and 10g of hardener. Mix well for two minutes till all the bubbles disappear and the mixture is clear.

Step 2

Wind the jute twine on the cardboard piece on the cut mark. Attach a thread on top to secure the twine. Pass embroidery thread from the cut mark and wind it two or three times. Secure with knot. Slide the jute out of the cardboard. Cut out the twines from the bottom and comb it out to make it fluffy.

Step 3

Cut out a semi-circle from a paper. Form a cone and add glue and cover with jute cord. When dry, insert the jute tassel inside the cone and secure with glue. Add flowers and other decorations on top. The floral decorations can be purchased or home-made. The butterfly can be drawn and cut out or printed from the internet. Add a thread or ribbon on top of the cone.

Resin rakhi

Resin is a chemical that becomes usable when mixed with a hardener in correct ratio. Once mixed, it becomes hard, slowly emanating a glass-like finish after 24 hours. Colours, glitter, sequins, dry flowers etc. can be added at the time of pouring. Art resin has become very popular for crafts and is available online or at art stores. But remember to wear a mask and use gloves while handling resin.

Step 1

Mix the resin and hardener in the ratio of 2:1 with 20g of resin and 10g of hardener. Mix well for two minutes till all the bubbles disappear and the mixture is clear.

Step 2

Put the resin mixture in separate small cups after 5 minutes and add colour of choice. For this you can buy resin pigments from the store or use acrylic colours. Mix well.

Step 3

Get silicon moulds from the store and pour the resin mixture in the moulds and let it set for 24 hours. Un-mould the pieces. They will now be hard like glass but you still need to tie the rakhi threads on them. So drill holes on both sides with a drilling machine. Tie the threads, add the decorative metals, stickers, threads with beads etc.



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