Lace doilies aren’t exactly fashionable home decor any more, but if you’ve still got some laying around – even if they’re ripped and otherwise unusable – they can be turned into a pretty globe lantern using glue and a balloon. Other items that might work include lace handkerchiefs and tablecloths.
What a cute idea positioning stones to make feet! I could totally see incorporating this sort of thing into a garden path or even concrete pavers (as long as all the stones are around the same thickness)... This is actually a photograph called Follow the Leader by Iain Blake, via 500px.