The Garbage Experiment has left me pretty vigilant about unnecessary packaging and unwilling to buy all those aseptic boxes of stock. We all have to do what works for us. For me, I will make stock but I do not feel the need to grow/can/preserve/bake/make all my own food. Nor will you find me grinding my own flour or wearing sunbonnets.
A retired woman in the Siberia covered her entire house in bottle caps. She collected 30,000 and then got started nailing them to the walls of her house. That pattern is gorgeous. Hmm, it would make a lovely embroidery.
I would not have a doily in my house as a doily but love all the work on them. All that crocheted edging, the tiny stitches. So, I added some text to these and now they can go on a bulletin board, above a desk, or on a dresser for morning inspiration.