Dollar Store Style

Free Decorating Ideas and Tips by Marlene Alexander

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Gifts For All Seasons                                                          

Valentine's Day

While cards and chocolate remain a favorite way to single out your love for someone special, dollar stores offer attractive gift-wrappings, decor and gift ideas, as well.

- Assorted picture frames (metal, pewter and plastic with dried flowers and ribbon) -   $1.00 each
- Gift Bags and tissue - $1.00 each
- Heart-shaped balloons - $1.00 for a package of 12
- Quotable cushion - $2.00 
- Heart-shaped votive candle holder- $1.00
- Small stuffed dog, holding heart - $1.00

Planning a quiet night at home? Asian cuisine is very popular now and for under $25.00, you can set the scene for a romantic dinner for two. 



- Bowls - $1.00 each
- Square Plates - $1.99 each
- Chopsticks - $1.00 per package of four sets
- Small rectangular plates - $1.00 each
- Small round bowls - $1.00 per package of four
- Wine glasses - $1.00 each
- Aperitif glasses (used here as mini vases) 2 for $1.00
- Bamboo placemats - $1.00 each
- Foil covered chocolate hearts - $1.00 per package of four
- Glass bowl as candleholder - $1.00
- Four round votive candleholders - $1.00 each
- White pillar candle - $1.00
- Votive candles - $1.00 per package of 25

The flowers are from a $4.00 grocery store bouquet. You can use decorative sand or heart-shaped acrylic or glass stones to set the pillar candle in ($1.00 per package). Add a few fabric flower petals (large package for $1.00) to add an oriental touch to your centerpiece. 

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