Easy Decorating Ideas From The Dollar Store Diva,
Marlene Alexander

 Home Decor From the Dollar Store!

Marlene Alexander

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:

Dollarama has been upping their game in the linens department. These textured throws are a generous 50 by 60 inches, come in a couple of different styles and a variety of colours, depending on the store you’re in 😉.
And these throws are made in India for the DMaison brand. They’re 70 percent cotton and 30 percent polyester, a nice change from the microfibre throws and, for five bucks, a great deal, too.

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip:


A long window cling makes a quick and pretty decoration on a tall cylinder vase. Simply cut the length needed and wrap it around the base of the vase. A white candle helps to highlight the lavender flowers.

These window clings were found at Dollarama.


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I don’t know about you, but I’m 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 Make Three Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts



Sometimes, when I think about making floral arrangements, I’ll be inspired by an interesting container I’ve found. That was the case when I saw two plastic containers at Dollarama before Easter.

Here’s how I filled them and how you can brighten your home for Spring with faux florals. It’s so very easy and can be completed in no time at all!

Read Brighten Your Home for Spring with Faux Florals



If you’re looking for some very easy ideas for dressing up your holiday table this Easter, you’ve come to the right place. Try these seven quick tips for Easter entertaining.

Read Seven Quick Tips for Easter Entertaining


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