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:

Many times the Dollar Tree stores in Canada don’t have craft items that I’ve seen crafters in the States using. One of those things is faux leather. Maybe I just haven’t noticed before, but I finally found some faux leather pieces at Dollarama. I’d rather have it ribbon-sized, but beggars can’t be choosers. These pieces are about 7 1/2 inches by 8 inches square. 

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Quick Tip:


Use the new harvest miniatures at Dollar Tree to fill a cloche for fall.

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I’ve seen other crafter’s turn frames into trays and was inspired to try it when I saw some long framed signs in Dollarama. This particular frame would make a perfect centerpiece for a dining room table. You could also use two to four smaller pieces to create a similar effect.

Read on to see how I turned a framed sign into a fall centerpiece.

Continue Reading How to Turn a Dollar Store Picture into a Fall Centerpiece


After I made the first house number sign, I was inspired to make one for each major season and, of course, that meant that my next sign should be for fall. I had already bought a couple of extra wood plaques for the purpose, but when I saw the pumpkin signs at the dollar store…well, read on to see the result.

Read A Unique Fall House Number Sign



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.

Read Organizing Small Objects for the full article.




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