10 DIY Gifts for your Sweetheart this Valentine's Day Answered
My latest Popular Mechanics article is up at 10 DIY Gifts for your Sweetheart this Valentine's Day.
Okay, we all know that Valentine's Day is a manufactured holiday designed to sell insipid greeting cards and corn-syrup-sweetened confections that can't find their way to the trash can fast enough. However, there's a certain prisoner's-dilemma aspect that forces you to buy in: If your significant other's friends receive "I love you's" of various forms, and you don't also have one to give, there can be trouble. So, stick with what you know--building cool stuff--and think of Valentine's Day as an opportunity to make something special. From Instructables.com, here are some of my favorite DIY Valentine's Day projects.