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:

These lovely candles come in a set of two for $3 at Dollarama. I also saw them in silver. They are packaged in a box, so they’d make a nice addition to a gift basket for someone.

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Quick Tip:


If you have window clings that won’t cling anymore, a quick rinse under the tap will remove any dust or other debris that may have accumulated on the clingy side. Then, just pat the cling dry and it will work like new again.

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There are always people on your gift list that you maybe don’t see every day but are nevertheless deserving of some recognition at this time of the year. Here are a couple of simple gift basket ideas that could be given under any number of circumstances.

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Candles are one of the most versatile decorating items there are. Plain and simple or all dressed up for the holidays, there’s nothing like candlelight for helping to create the right atmosphere.

Here are four candles ideas for Christmas that will help you set the tone for your Holiday celebrations.

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The season of joy can also become a season of stress if we’re not careful to pace ourselves and look for easier ways of doing things. To that end, here are 14 quick tips for Christmas.

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I think we’ve all seen the house-shaped frames at Dollar Tree. I bought the set of three some months ago, not really knowing what to do with them. I liked the shape of them and the fact that there were three different sizes.

Christmas always seems to be when I get my best inspirations for crafting. Here’s what I did to turn Dollar Tree house frames into a Christmas village.

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Lanterns are a common decorating theme during the Christmas season. It’s an easy thing to add some seasonal sparkle to a lantern you may already have on hand.

Here’s how to decorate a lantern for Christmas, Dollar Store Style.

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Re-purposing, using an item for other than its intended use, is not only a great money-saving idea; it’s great fun, too. You can take a find like an old side table from a yard sale or thrift store and give it a coat of paint and a new life as a bedside table. 

When we talk about re-purposing dollar store style, the process is even simpler. Let’s look at some examples of alternate uses for dollar store finds.

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There are all manner of storage options on the market, but if you have a limited budget, there’s no need to spend a lot to get effective organization options for you home.

Try these 7 useful and cheap storage tips from the dollar store for every room in your home. 

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