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:

Dollarama has these 18-sheet pads of gallery art in different sizes for $3. Just remove/cut out and frame. I noticed that different store locations have different themes of these. This one is all about love. Inside, you’ll even find several different gallery layouts for walls, shelves, etc., great for people like me who need ideas. 

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.

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June Features


Themed parties are lots of fun and you don’t have to spend a ton of money at a party store to get decorations for the occasion. Remember that you may only be using decorations once. Here’s how to decorate for a beach party on a budget.

Continue Reading  Party at the Beach House – Part One  and Part Two


Better Homes and Gardens had some wonderful ideas for outdoor entertaining and I found that I could duplicate quite a few of them with less expensive things from the dollar store. Sticking with the beach party theme, here are four ideas for summer entertaining that will cost you a lot less if you shop at the dollar store.

Read Backyard Beach Party for more.



There are at least three days throughout the year when you might need a gift for a guy. And men don’t make it easy for us. If they want something, they’re just as likely to go buy it themselves and, when you ask them what they need or want, they’ll say “I don’t know” or “nothing.” Not helpful, guys!

All that forces us to become creative, so think about the types of things your fellow
likes to do on a regular basis and, when there’s a man event in your future, consider these gift ideas from the dollar store.

Read Man Event for the full article.

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