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:

I thought this hand towel stand was a great price at only $5. Dollarama has another style, as well, but I liked the white in the base on this one.

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip:

A small pretty gift box, especially one in an interesting shape, make a great pedestal for a favourite decoration. I found this box at Dollar Tree.

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Looking to redo your powder room on a squeaky-tight budget? It’s easy to refresh the look of any bathroom using these six quick tips for the powder room.

Read Six Quick Tips for the Powder Room

It’s that time of year again when we hose down the garden furniture and fire up the barbecue. Life has once again moved outside and that means entertaining alfresco. 

For some, the idea of eating out of doors conjures up pictures of mosquito bites and flies in the potato salad. But just as many of us relish the thought of cold lemonade and a hamburger under a shady elm in our own modest patch of nature. You don’t need a lot of specially made picnic ware to do that but you can enhance the experience with a few inexpensive items from the dollar store.

Here are just some of the supplies you can find there.

Read Inexpensive Ways to Dine Outside



Sometimes, when I think about making floral arrangements, I’ll be inspired by an interesting container I’ve found. That was the case when I saw two plastic containers at Dollarama before Easter. 

Here’s how I filled them and how you can brighten your home for Spring with faux florals. It’s so very easy and can be completed in no time at all!

Read the full article here 

When you craft on a budget, you want the tools you use to be as inexpensive as possible while still doing the job well. And I have found that it’s not necessary to pay big bucks for many of the crafting tools I use regularly.

Here are my five favourite dollar store crafting tools.



It’s always nice to seeing dollar stores starting to stock spring and summer items. I liked the pattern and greeting on a garden flag I found at Dollar Tree and imagined it as art for my entryway.

Here’s how to turn a Dollar Tree garden flag into wall art.

For many people, myself included, shopping at stores like Pier One for decorative items just isn’t an option. But, over the years, I’ve discovered you can often score useful or decorative items at a dollar store. It’s more possible than you might first imagine.

Here are my 10 favourite decor items from the dollar store.

Read My Ten Favourite Decor Items from the Dollar Store




Home Decor From The Dollar Store!

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