I've noticed more and more that people get rid of doilies either by thrifting them, giving them away for free, or throwing them out. Here's a creative and unique looking idea for a light shade using doilies.
Beautiful lamp shades - paint doilies (or leave them natural), cover in wallpaper paste and stick to a balloon. Wait for the dollies to dry (preferably overnight), pop the balloon. Et voila! Its a bowl.a lampshade.you decide.
Okay, we're not going to pretend this is a one-hour project, but this paper-leaf topiary — designed for weddings, but adaptable for all kinds of occasions — is something you'll keep for years to (Diy Crafts For Couples)