Caitlin Holcomb makes stunning lampshades using vintage and found needlework (doilies, vintage lace, etc.). The daisy chain shade is nicely refined, and the bouquet shade has a dizzying, crazy, organic aesthetic that is completely charming. What a wonderful use for all those homeless scraps of needlework crowding thrift stores and grandma's cedar chest! If only I had seen this before I went the White Elephant Sale, I might have a pile of doilies at home right now destined for a project.
However, you don't have to DIY. Caitlin's work is lovely and affordable and for sale in her Etsy shop.
Thanks to Apartment Therapy for the tip. Images from nice.etsy.com