DIY: Mod podge a map to a lampshade.I really like the many suggestions for recycling old maps and atlases. You could even concentrate your shade on specific locations that someone likes to personalize the shade for them.
Covered Light Switch & Outlet Plates use fabric or scrapbook paper. apply mod podge to the plate cover, then fabric/paper, the mod podge once more over fabric/paper. When dry, paint around the outer and inner edges and screw tops. mod podge one last fin
I've noticed more and more that people get rid of doilies either by thrifting them, giving them away for free, or throwing them out. Here's a creative and unique looking idea for a light shade using doilies.