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:


This battery-operated candle from Dollarama is printed with a beautiful summery pattern. It’s the first time I’ve seen one like it in a dollar store and I absolutely love it! These candles cost $4 each and run on two AA batteries sold separately.

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip:

You can buy special clips to label your baskets. My idea is to use bag clips and label them yourself. Use bag clips that have a smooth surface, design the labels you need on your computer and print. Then it’s just a matter of cutting them out and gluing the labels onto the bag clips. Any glue would probably work, but I opted for Mod Podge and coated the whole clip, as well as the label.

If you have neat printing skills, which I don’t :(, you could even write directly onto the clip using a Sharpie. These bag clips are about 3 1/4-inches long and I used a font called Algerian and sized it at 18.

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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 Make Three Pretty Spring Decorations on the Cheap



The advantage of having a wooden fence in the backyard, besides the obvious benefit of privacy, is that it offers a wide canvas to decorate. The problem is, what to hang there. Try these ideas.

Read Adding Colour to a Backyard Fence


Whether your dad’s a Mr.-Fix-It or a more cerebral kind of guy, he deserves recognition on his special day. Here are three dad-worthy suggestions in the dollar store style to help spark some ideas.

Read Gift Ideas for Dad for the full article.




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