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Find of the Week:

This flower wall hanging made me do a double take. It looks like it's made of metal but it's light-weight plastic.  

At three bucks each, a grouping of these ten inches round flowers on a wall will make a statement without taking a huge chunk of your decorating budget. These wall hangings come in different colors. I saw pink and red ones, besides this copper toned one.

To see past "Finds", click here.

Quick Tip:

Make a simple calendar with a dollar store clipboard and free printable calendar pages. If you wish, print the pages horizontally so you have room to add a picture, either a favorite from an old calendar or a personal photograph.

You can hang your clipboard calendar on the wall or keep it handy on your desk.

One website that lets you print pages without a special download is: http://calendarprintables.net/2015-printablecalendars.htm  which gives you the current and the following month to print.

See past Quick Tips here.

Contact Marlene  Found something exciting at the dollar store? Got a beef with a dollar store item? Have a great idea for a dollar store craft? I love to hear from my readers!


February Features:



It's easy to throw money at a holiday or other special occasion, but giving something you've put a bit of time and thought into can mean just as much, perhaps more than anything you could buy. All you need are the right materials and some time. Try these ideas.

Read Valentine's Day Gift Ideas  for the full article.



You can give a lampshade a bit more personality with a few dollar store accents and very little effort. Try these three ideas to get you started.

Continue reading Trim a Lampshade



In decorating, change is a good thing. An easy way to freshen a room’s look is to change accessories. You can do that by switching things you already have from one room to another. Doing it that way won’t cost you a thing and you may be surprised at the difference it makes. 

The next easiest thing to do is to shop the dollar store for inexpensive items that can be used alone or put together to make something totally new. The three suggestions following, range in price from a buck to $13 but you may already have some of these materials at hand.

Continue reading Three Easy Pieces  for the full story.













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