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.
Blow up a balloon, cover it in doilies using a craft glue. When it's dry, pop the balloon & you have an awesome decoration. Bet you could use it as the lampshade on a small pendant light, too. Great-gramma's and my MIL's doilies may find another use.
Stack and glue candle holders! Such a good idea. You can get the height seen in this topiary by stacking a few dollar store candle holders together. Glue them with a glass-appropriate glue (like spray paint black, and then place a flower ball on top.