At DHSI 2014, participants requested an unconference session on how to turn a digital humanities project from an idea into a reality, and I offered to lead it. Here, roughly, are the steps that I recommended. A few are relevant chiefly to graduate students; most are applicable to academics at nearly any level. Some of these are applicable for large projects, more than smaller ones, but many apply to both. My experience comes from my work with two ongoing projects, Visible Prices (VP) (a database development project that I imagined in autumn 2009), and Demystifying Digital Humanities (DMDH) (a DH curriculum development project that I began with my colleague Sarah Kremen-Hicks in 2012).