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 sign is about 23 3/4-inches long and only cost $4. You’re seeing it here on my messy craft table because I’m getting ready to transform it into a fall centerpiece. Be the first to see the result in my upcoming newsletter. Sign up for free using the form above.

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Quick Tip:

Someone gifted me with apple-scented potpourri years ago. Although the scent is long gone, the potpourri is still attractive. For contrast, I’ve added some elements from other vase fillers, such as the cream-coloured paper flower, as well as some pine cones and faux acorns. Served up in a wooden bowl, it makes an attractive decoration on a coffee table that will last throughout fall and winter.

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I love creating party favours for family get-togethers and when I saw these mini tin buckets in the dollar store, I knew I’d found something that could be the basis for my latest Thanksgiving party favour. I wasn’t sure what it would be at the time, but that’s part of the fun.

Continue Reading A Thanksgiving Party Favour


For those of us who like to change things up with the seasons, this is the time of year to bring out the cozy throws and replace the sheer summer-y curtains with drapes in warm shades like burgundy, deep green or whatever fall colour suits your décor.

Our walls and tables get a makeover, too. Try these easy artwork for fall ideas to fill your spaces with colour.

Read The Art of Autumn



Try these easy ideas for decorating your home for fall that include a candle, a centerpiece and party favors.

Read Celebrating Autumn for the full article.




Home Decor From The Dollar Store!

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