DIY Project Planner For Projects (Free Printable)

This DIY project Planner is all you need to make any DIY home project successful! The printable worksheet with detailed instructions to use helps walk you through all the steps you need to finish your project on time and within budget!

DIY Project planning printable on brown table with text overlay


One of the challenges I hear from my readers the most is “Not having enough time to finish a project

Some say they procrastinate just because they get overwhelmed by not knowing where to start!

Some say “I start a project and so many things go wrong, I run out of steam!”

Trust me, I know what you are talking about.

The is one answer that can solve all your frustrations – A PLAN!

A Goal without a plan is just a wish quote

A DIY Project Plan

I have always been a planner and a list maker.

In my past life, I managed multi-million dollar projects in a large engineering company from the R&D stage to release and beyond. I learned a ton of technical program management principles.

Close up DIY project planning worksheet on brown table

Now as a blogger, doing multiple projects at once, writing, photographing and working social media, life can get really overwhelming and projects can take longer than they need to!

That’s when I realized, I needed to revert back to my inner program manager!

The DIY Project Planner

Once I started to apply all the program management principles to my project and blog post planning, I found that I wasn’t overwhelmed with all the to-do lists anymore because my projects flowed so smoothly!

Don’t get me wrong, life is unpredictable and will not always work the way you want it but it is important to plan for the expected and the unexpected!

I use these concepts for every project – big or small – whether I am making a table or doing a quick craft with the kids…

Using the DIY project planner printable

I realize this might benefit all DIYers – whether you are a blogger or not!

What is in the DIY Project Planner?

  •  It is a simple 4-page worksheet that you can print out and use for any project.
  • It takes about 5-15 minutes to fill it out depending on the complexity of a project.
  • It creates a detailed plan for every step of your project – what you want to do, what you need for it, when to do which step, and also what to do if something goes wrong or unexpected happens!

I have also included a detailed page showing you how to use the worksheet too!

Once you fill it out, all you have to do is follow the steps and your project will finish on time and budget!

DIY project palnner worksheet with pens on wood surface


Anika's goal is to inspire and empower beginners with woodworking, DIY, home improvement, and home decor ideas.
She wants everyone to unlock their creative potential and experience the feeling that comes with making something. Nothing feels better better than seeing something and saying "I can make that!"

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  1. You are so organized! I really like how you set everything out including your deadline. I’m the type of person who finds setting deadlines helpful for making sure I get things done. Thanks for the tips. Found your post at #2UsesTuesday!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Nicole! I hope the the tips are helpful to you!

    2. Hello
      could you please tell me how to copy the directions for some of your projects. For example the pom pom craft….and I tried to download your worksheet on how to get projects completed and since I am a subscriber of your site already it would not let me.
      Obviously, I am not very computer literate.
      thank you so much for your help
      hope hear from you soon……….if not if will forget and go to another site. LOL

      1. Hi Peggy! I am so sorry, you couldn’t download the spreadsheet! I will send you an email with it right now.

    1. Thanks Sam! I hope it helps you! 🙂

  2. Anika, this is such a great tool!! Yay for organization!! Thanks for sharing the printable with us at Sweet Inspiration!

    1. Thanks for hosting the party Keri!

  3. what a great idea! I NEVER plan and then end up making a million trips to the store…oh well. Knowing me I’d probably misplace this guide, but perhaps just filling it out would be enough to be helpful 🙂

    1. Thanks Taylor. The million trips at the last minute is exactly what inspired me to take control! You can download this again and again if you need 🙂

  4. I’m not a very crafty person, but this seems like it would make it easier to organize your thoughts and ideas. I would love to do a DIY project of my own someday!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Sammy! DIY is addicting, once you start, you cant stop!

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