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:

Found these ceramic, 4-inch pillar candle holders at Dollar Tree. Don’t like the dark colour? Give ’em a coat of paint to suit your own style. I discovered that acrylic paint works just fine, but you will need three coats to cover them completely.

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

I’ve been using this desk organizer on the kitchen counter to hold things I use often. Keep scissors, pens and pencils, note paper and even small tools handy and within easy reach. It’s also a great place to store take-out menus that you use often.

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January Features

When it comes to clutter, sometimes it’s the little things that do us in. Ever open the medicine cabinet in the bathroom and had an assortment of plastic bottles or boxes tumble into the sink? Got one of those drawers in the kitchen? You know the tape is in there somewhere!

The answer, of course, is a little creative organizing. Here then, is the dollar store’s answer to looking after a few of the small details.

Continue Reading Small Object Organizing


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


Are you one of those who have a drawer full of favorite cards from your kids or spouse? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could bring some of these special remembrances out into the light again? Here’s an idea using dollar store frames that has the double benefit of allowing you to save your memories while adding artwork to any room in the house.

Read Fit to Frame for the full article.



Home Decor From The Dollar Store!

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