Easy Decorating Ideas From The Dollar Store Diva,
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:

If you’re one of those people who love the look of industrial elements in your home, this is for you. I found these table lamps at Dollarama. They are battery-operated (batteries are extra). I forgot to check the price on these, but you won’t pay any more than four bucks each.

See past Finds here.

Quick Tip

You may like a decorative piece but find it lacking in some small way, as I did with the original version of this wall hanging. Natural elements always catch my attention. I paid $4 for this wall decoration at Dollarama, but thought there were too few flowers on it for the width and that it lacked colour. Rummaging through my bits of faux foliage, I found three pink fronds that I tried in various places before hot gluing them to the decoration in one bunch.

It’s an idea you can keep in mind as you browse other finds from the dollar store or elsewhere.

See past Quick Tips and more easy decorating ideas from the dollar store

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May Features


The first celebration of spring is always a happy occasion, usually marked by flowers, food and family, not to mention lots of chocolate. If you’re in charge of the family dinner this year, don’t sweat the small stuff.

Try these three Easter table decorations that are sure to add fun and color to your table without a lot of bother or expense. 

Continue Reading  Entertaining Easter



I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love spring. The weather may be unpredictable, (especially in March!), but you can’t help but be encouraged that winter is on the way out. And spring means Easter isn’t far off.

With these two thoughts in mind, I offer the following three craft ideas for your perusal:

Read Spring and Easter for more.



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 Elements of Summer  for the full article.

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