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 found this electronic scale at Dollarama for $4. You can measure by either ounces or grams. This scale runs on two AAA batteries and has a low battery indicator.

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip:

An easy way to store Christmas mini lights is to wrap them around a piece of cardboard and store them in a plastic bin. That way, you won’t have to deal with tangled lights next year.

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Many of the gift boxes you can find at the dollar store are almost too pretty to give away. In fact, I found some patterned boxes that are perfect for storing various items and attractive enough to display in the open.

Here are four different boxes, along with some ideas on how you can use them to hide everyday necessities in plain sight.

Continue Reading Using Decorative Boxes for Storage


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.

Read Turn Dollar Tree House Frames Into a Christmas Village 



In February, we’re all still struggling through dull winter weather. What’s worse, many of us are still in Covid-19 lockdown. I don’t know about you, but I was more than ready to inject a little colour into my home décor. What better way to do that than to add some touches of reds and pinks? 

Most of the materials for these projects came from my craft stash. Here’s how you, too, can use what you have on hand to make three easy Valentine’s Day crafts.

Read Use What Your Have on Hand to Make Three Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts

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