sleep tracker: free diy planner project

Today I’d like to share a free little DIY Sleep Tracker project I have personally found very helpful over the past couple of years.

When I started using an analog planning system a couple of years ago, my sleep patterns were one of the first things I started tracking.

Sleep eludes me at times. Am I the only one? I wanted more information on what effected my sleep and in turn, what my lack of sleep effected. Im not sure where I originally found inspiration for this layout, but you’ll find a plethora of sleep tracker layouts on social media.

Free DIY Planner Sleep Tracker

This is a simple DIY project…you can find the actual tracker in my Free Printable Library.

Here’s what you will need:

Let’s get started!

1. Download the Sleep Tracker PDF here.

2. Print out the size you need for your planner (all three sizes are included in one PDF and clearly marked).

3. Using a paper trimmer or Exacto knife and ruler, trim at the cropmarks.

4. Use washi tape to reinforce the hole punch line. Here I’m layering two different widths of washi to give extra support.


5. Hole punch for your particular planner (or adhere into your bound journal with adhesive or sticker paper). Here I’m making the tracker to fit the Happy Planner – Classic and using the Arc Punch.

6. Embellish your tracker. I’m using Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers in Bright here (colors 133, 055, N75, 493 and the Colorless Brush Pen). Color in the cloud add stars…use your imagination!

Tombow diy projectTombow blending pen free happy planner printable

Here I’m using the Colorless Blender (N00) to soften the edges
bullet journal sleep tracker
sleep tracker
7. Insert into your planner.
Tombow diy project planner sleep tracker
8. As you track your hours of sleep each night, get creative with your shading. Use diagonals, circles, stars, etc.
free diy planner sleep tracker

Try to track each night the following morning to gain an accurate insight into your sleep.

Here’s to better nights of sleep! Enjoy…if you liked this project, please comment and feel free to share!

 

 

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free and easy diy planner project: ‘if found’ graphic

planner 'if found' graphic

Free Planner or Bullet Journal ‘If Found’ Graphic

Hello! I’ve got a super fun and easy DIY project for you today. I was trying to come up with a way to add an ‘If Found’ graphic or statement for my planner and wanted to make it prominent and durable at the same time. And it would be a plus to be able to move it from planner to planner as I work my way through them. I think I came up with a solution and I wanted to share it with you!

if-found-reward-graphic

I created the graphic to include a reward for safe return, but if you’d rather not include one, simply trim that part off. More on that below.

You can download the PDF of this graphic below, FREE, no strings attached. As I build this blog I want to expand out a library of free resources and this is the first!

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Check out video instructions here…

Here’s what you’ll need:

(…but remember, its YOUR project and you can choose to add or remove any element and make it your own):

diy-planner-project-supplies

  1. The PDF Graphic
  2. Pen for writing
  3. Washi Tape
  4. Paper Trimmer
  5. Color pens or pencils for embellishing (optional)
  6. Laminator and laminator sheet, or equivalent (optional)
  7. Double sided tape

Instructions:

  1. Download the free ‘if found’ graphic PDF. Print and cut at cropmarks. The finished size is  4×4.75″. I like to use a nice quality paper like Hammermill 32lb Laser Print.if-found-please-return
  2. If you dont want to include a reward, simply trim the last line off and the finished size should be 4×4″.
  3. Fill in your name and contact information between the two dotted lines. Fill in a reward amount if offering one.
  4. Color in the decorative elements or leave it black and white.
  5. For each edge of the graphic, align washi tape half way lengthwise and fold  the remaining half onto the back.
  6. Run through a laminator and trim to .125″ around. If you dont have a laminator and still want that protective effect, there are tons of products and tutorials for alternatives.laminated-diy-project-planner
  7. With double sided tape (I like Duck Brand, adhere to the front inside cover or one of the first pages of your planner or bullet journal so its easily viewable.  Here Im using a clear acetate sheet that came with my Filofax.if-found-diy-planner-graphic

 

Voila! That’s it. In the unfortunate event your planner gets misplaced, you have a better chance of getting it returned safe and sound.

If you’ve used this graphic in your planner or bullet journal I’d LOVE to see it. Tag me on Instagram at @littlecranepaperco and show off your handiwork.

Happy planning!

free 'if found' graphic

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