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.
DIY: Book Page (sheet music?) Wreath Tutorial - easy DIY on making this wreath out of old book pages & a wreath form. It is time consuming, but so worth it, so you may want to start with a small wreath first:)