I got this idea from Tif at Dottie Angel... not sure how she did it but I figured out a way myself. Lace doilies turned into bowls - "granny chic" at its best. I think for the next batch I will add fabric and ribbon. Aren't they adorable? Not super strong but I can put threads, candy, etc. in them! I'm addicted!
Addendum - Do you know the history of a doily? I didn't - so Wikipedia says "A doily (or doilie) is an ornamental mat, originally the name of a fabric made by Doiley, a 17th-century London draper.
Yet another website gives the following history, which I like better - "Robert D'Oilly (Great Britain) was given his Barony on condition that he gave the king three shillings' worth of linen table-cloths per year. Since lace making was one of the specialities of the region, and because Robert wanted to show off, these table-cloths were beautifully embroidered by the D'Oilly ladies, and were reserved by the king's household for great occasions. They were known as "D'Oilly's linen. But, by the nineteenth century, these "doilies" had shrunk to fussy plate-sized circles of lace. Three bob didn't go as far as the old days".