For years I've been collecting doilies: lace doilies, crocheted doilies, eyelet lace doilies, the types of doilies your grandmother made or her mother made or her grandmother made. Having accumulated quite a sizable collection I've been trying to think of ways to use them.
This is a doily bowl that is made by using fabric stiffener. If you search "doily bowl" you'll find loads of entries with instructions, so I won't add them here. The bowls are very pretty and certainly allow doilies to be put to a practical use beyond their original purpose. Best of all it gets them out of the drawer I've been storing them in for oh-so-many years.