How pretty are paper doilies? Having gone through a bit of a 'daggy' phase, they have made a revival of late and have moved beyond the cake plate. We just love them for their pretty delicate patterns. Cut in half and machine stitched together they make a super quick and simple bunting which looks very pretty strung through some trees for a garden party. They also look very effective strung across a window, especially with a contrast of a dark night sky showing up the pretty cut-out patterns beautifully.
If you are not into stitching you could always tape or clip them together, although we just feed them through the sewing machine using a straight stitch and leaving some thread at both ends to tie them up with. Along with finding beautiful doilies at specialty kitchen stores, you can usually find equally gorgeous ones at cheap discount stores for a fraction of the cost!