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.
DIY woven lamps - my sister is making heaps of these for her wedding, but instead of electrical lights she's putting LED tealights in them (and spray painting them to match the colour theme . Try balloons instead of the balls, and
Wonderful DIY Decorative String Chandelier With Yarn and Balloon