Holiday Centerpiece DIY: David Stark Luminaries

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In today's video, Maxwell shows us how to make the David Stark Luminary. An easy DIY for your next dinner party, these centerpieces are customizable for every occasion and give you a chance to try out styles and patterns in a very low-cost, high-impact way.

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In today's video, Maxwell shows us how to make the David Stark Luminary. An easy DIY for your next dinner party, these centerpieces are customizable for every occasion and give you a chance to try out styles and patterns in a very low-cost, high-impact way.

These luminaries are terrific for customizing your dinner table - you can use anything from simple clip art, to rubber stamps, to copied leaves, to printed photos - please share your ideas in the comments below!

• The Star: Ten years ago, Maxwell Ryan was known as the "apartment therapist," traveling by scooter to his clients' homes to help them make their spaces beautiful, organized and healthy. Part interior designer, part life coach, his touchpoints were simplicity, comfort, and lack of clutter. Unlike typical designers, Maxwell didn't want to dictate where things should go or how people should live, he wanted to arm them with the tools and the confidence to decide for themselves. Maxwell launched Apartment Therapy in 2004, turning the weekly email into a daily blog post, reviewing stores, offering tips, posting photos of Maxwell's design projects and answering readers' questions. Maxwell has a B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a M. Ed. from Antioch. He lives in New York's Greenwich Village with his daughter, Ursula.

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(Image credits: thanks to David Stark for the inspiration photos in the video!)

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