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:

I was surprised to find this frosted window film at Dollar Tree in the kitchen aisle. It’s used to add privacy to a window when you don’t have blinds or curtains. Usually, window film like this from a dollar store only has one option for a pattern. This one has a pretty floral pattern available, as well. Check the side of the box for the two designs on offer. I’m anxious to change the window film in my powder room to this more agreeable floral look.

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Quick Tip

Did you know that you can replace the batteries in your dollar store solar lights? The plastic piece under the top of the light removes easily. Then, all you need is a small screwdriver like the kind used to repair glasses to remove the two screws on the back. Once the battery is replaced, replace the backing containing the battery, being sure to line up the holes where the screws go.

These solar lights take AAA rechargeable batteries, which I haven’t found to be readily available in stores. I got mine on Amazon. They were already charged and ready to go.

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With winter in the rear-view mirror, I’m sure we’re all enjoying the warmer weather. Being able to go outside without getting all suited up in a heavy coat and boots is a real treat.

Springtime crafts are among my favourites to make. I hope you, too, enjoy making these three pretty springtime decorations on the cheap. 

Continue Reading Three Pretty Spring Decorations on the Cheap


Dried flowers are a wonderful way to bring nature into our homes so that it can be enjoyed year-round. I’ve seen some lovely larger botanical wall hangings, but I opted to use smaller frames to make things easier for first timers (like me!). 

I gathered most of these botanicals on a nature walk last summer. Don’t ignore the weeds. Some of them are pretty in their own right and I used some weed leaves and stems to help fill in my own pictures.

Read Make Botanical Artwork Using Dried Flowers



You don’t have to spend a lot of money at a specialty party store to get decorations for a themed party. I came up with several DIY ideas for a beach house party and you could probably think of more.

Read Party at the Beach House for the full article.




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