Easy Decorating Ideas From The Dollar Store Diva,
Marlene Alexander

 Home Decor From the Dollar Store!

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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Find of the Week

When shopping, it pays to look on the lower shelves. That’s where I found this set of 12 acrylic paint pens for five bucks at Dollarama. 
The tips can be pulled out and reversed using the tweezers the set comes with, so you can use them with either a chisel point or a round one. The set also comes with a package of replacement tips.

Quick Tip


I have some recessed shelves without a door in my spare room that I use for linens. Using a found branch and two large Command style hooks, I created a curtain rod that goes well with the forest print curtain panel I have. 

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From the new Miniatures Section!

If you enjoy crafting miniatures, a fireplace is a fun thing to make and relatively easy to do using a few simple pieces of wood from a dollar store and cardboard.

Here’s how to make a light-up fireplace miniature using mostly items from the dollar store.

Read Make a Light-Up Fireplace Miniature



Every new season brings dozens of new decorative pieces to Dollar Tree stores. Most of them can stand on their own, however, combining two or more of them can elevate them into unique decor pieces.

Try these three incredibly easy summer decor ideas using Dollar Tree finds.

Read Two Easy Upgrades for Your Patio



When it comes to home decorating, it’s easy to forget about the little things we can do to elevate the look of our home. These eight quick tips for home decorating are easy-to-do, small touches that can make a big impact in your home.

Read Eight Quick Tips for Home Decorating



This idea came from YouTuber Liz Fenwick, who used two of the Dollar Tree canvas art pictures and repurposed them to make beautiful framed art on a large scale. I had already picked up one of these canvas art pieces and knew I wanted to do something with it, but hadn’t decided what until I saw Liz’s idea. So thanks, Liz!

My idea is on a much smaller scale but I love the way these pieces turned out. Try this simple way to make dollar tree canvas art look high-end using 8 x 10 frames and pre-cut photo mats. (Revised)

Read 3 Simple Ways to Make a Dollar Tree Canvas Look High-End


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