Easy Decorating Ideas From The Dollar Store Diva,
Marlene Alexander

 Home Decor From the Dollar Store!

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:

Dollar Tree usually carries these small floor mats in black, so when I saw these green ones I grabbed a couple. People have used these to create cushion covers, which is a great idea I may copy. I was also thinking they would make lovely wall hangings. Stay tuned…

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

If you’re tired of losing socks in the wash (Lord only knows where they disappear to!), here’s a solution. I found this large mesh laundry bag at Dollarama for $2.50. It’s 18″ long by 14 1/2″ wide, ample room for a week’s worth of socks. There’s also a smaller version of the same bag. 

You could use one bag for each member of the family if you need to, and never worry about the washer leaving you with odd socks ever again.

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March Features

I don’t know about you, but holidays always seem to creep up on me. Before you can say “Easter Bunny” I’m looking at entertaining a group of ten or more family members and it’s only a week away.

If you need ideas to help make this holiday special, hop on over to the nearest dollar store where you should still be able to find all the necessary supplies for these three easy Easter projects.

Continue Reading Easy Easter Entertaining


There’s something about spring that makes many of us want to refresh our own nests along with our feathered friends. So let’s shake off the winter wearies and see what we can come up with.

Most of these ideas could easily take you right through to the end of summer.

Read Dress Your Home for Spring



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.

Read Blooming Easy for the full article.




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