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:

I was very happy to find these hexagon mirrors at Dollar Tree. They come with white or black frames. I picked up a few and am debating whether I should hang them in a group separately or glue them together. Any thoughts? 

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Quick Tip

Okay, so suddenly you need candle holders for your taper candles, but you discover that you’ve used all of your six inch candle holders in tiered trays or for other projects. Not to worry. Just hunt up a couple of votive candle holders, hold your taper candle in the centre of it and fill in around the candle with stones or sand. Voila! 

I’d found these striped taper candles at Dollar Tree a few years ago and, as I’m still in beach decor mode, I thought I’d use them to illustrate, as they put me in mind of lighthouses.

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I’ve always been attracted to those garden flags that dollar stores sell but, although I have four of them, I’ve never displayed them outside. The reason is that the wind blows them around so much as to make it impossible to enjoy the designs.

This year, I determined to find a better way to use my garden flags. Here’s what I came up with.

Continue Reading How to Make Outdoor Art Using Garden Flags


Whether you are entertaining inside or out, casually or formally this summer, lighting your party in special ways can help to make it a memorable occasion. 

As always, dollar stores have a variety of items that can be used effectively to that end. We’ve brought a few of them together to get you started.

Read Summer Decorating Using Candles and String Lights



If you like to create faux snow globes and cloches for Christmas, think about using the same method for making summertime accents.

For these projects, I used round glass vases but you don’t need to limit yourself. Any kind of clear container, from mason jars to any clear vase can be used effectively.

Read Ideas for Summertime Accents for the full article.




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