One of my winter projects was to try making some doily bowls with stuff I had on hand. There are tons of how to's online, especially on Pinterest.
I tested out a couple of different concoctions: mod podge with water, and liquid starch with water (50/50). The mod podge dries much harder and sturdier. The liquid starch is more forgiving if you want to reshape it.
|drying on different sized containers|
|stack of doily bowls|