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  Easy Decorating Ideas From The Dollar Store Diva, Marlene Alexander    


Hi and welcome! I'm Marlene and I love to combine my two passions, home decor and dollar store shopping, to make inexpensive accents and improvements for my home. Please join me! 

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If you're looking for home decor on a budget, check out our Decorating Articles Library where you'll find over 155 articles on a wide range of easy decorating ideas and gift ideas.            

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(Great book! My son loves it! Definitely recommend. - Jennifer S.)

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Find of the Week:

I found this tea light holder at Dollar Tree. The layer between the outer and inner glass pieces has been filled with a gel that holds bits of nature; in this case leaves, berries and bits of twig, but there were two or three different designs to choose from.

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

The natural elements all around us are free for the taking and make for easy fall decorating. Here, a combination of small pinecones and acorns in an attractive dish makes a quick and easy decorating accent for fall.

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October Features: 

There’s nothing like a change of seasons to set the decorators among us in motion. The vibrant colours of fall are particular favourites of mine and I love to incorporate them into the decorating scheme in my home.

Here are four ideas you can use to decorate and entertain for autumn in Dollar Store Style.

Read Colour Me Fall 


Nature inspires us, so it’s no wonder that it ends up in our decorating schemes time and time again. This is especially true in the fall when colors are particularly vibrant and leaves carpet the sidewalks and lawns with red and gold. 

Dollar stores make it easy to bring touches of autumn color to our homes and, as always, ‘easy’ is the name of the game.

Continue reading Leaf Mofif 



We all know that there’s nothing like a fresh floral arrangement to brighten up a room but, sometimes the family budget simply won’t allow for weekly purchases of fresh blooms. That’s when we turn to the fakes for a flower fix.

As you may have noticed from past articles, I like working with fake flowers. To begin with, they’re cheap, especially when buying them at the dollar store, they’ll never get all droopy because you forgot to water them and you can store a variety of them so you can change them out regularly to avoid becoming bored looking at the same ones indefinitely.

Today’s fake dollar store blooms are better than ever. Here are two ideas for decorating with faux florals, outside and inside. 

Read Blooming Easy for the full article.

















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