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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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How Time Flies!

Posted by Merri Cvetan on Jan 12, 2017 4:37:00 PM
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How Time FliesJanuary is the perfect time of year to start new projects. Since it’s cold outside we hunker down until spring. This photo bracelet has been on my to-do list for quite a while. It turned out so cute, I think I’ll get a head start on Mother’s Day and birthday gifts. 

Not many people wear watches anymore. I know I seldom put one on. My cell phone is just too convenient. That’s probably why Goodwill’s jewelry department has lots to choose from. I like this one, because of its bead bracelet band.

The hardest part of this project is removing the back plate. Look for the smallest screwdriver you can find to pry it off. Try the little screwdriver that comes in an eye glass repair kit. Pull out the pin and remove the watch movement.

Use the watch face or dial as a template. Trace it on a very small picture and cut it out.

The crystal on this watch was permanently attached to the case, so I just pushed the photo in place and replaced the back plate. To keep the winding stem in place, I used a little craft glue.

That’s it, easy-peasy. It will make a great gift for a new mother or new grandmother. If you start now, you’ll have one for every woman you know by Mother’s Day!

Topics: Merri Cvetan, DIY gifts, Goodwill home decor expert Merri Cvetan, photo bracelet

  • How Time Flies
    This photo bracelet has been on my to-do list for quite a while. It turned out so cute, I think I’ll get a head start on Mother’s Day and birthday gifts.
  • How Time Flies

    Not many people wear watches anymore. I know I seldom put one on. My cell phone is just too convenient. That’s probably why Goodwill’s jewelry department has lots to choose from. I like this one, because of its bead bracelet band.

  • How Time Flies

    The hardest part of this project is removing the back plate. Look for the smallest screwdriver you can find to pry it off. Try the little screwdriver that comes in an eye glass repair kit. Pull out the pin and remove the watch movement.

  • How Time Flies

    Use the watch face or dial as a template. Trace it on a very small picture and cut it out.

  • How Time Flies

    The crystal on this watch was permanently attached to the case, so I just pushed the photo in place and replaced the back plate. To keep the winding stem in place, I used a little craft glue.