Can you believe it’s the last month of the year already?
December means it’s time to get Christmassy and create your festive spreads.
(It also means you need to get a move on with your Christmas shopping, if you haven’t already!)
There are so many Christmas ideas you can base your spreads on… but if you’re getting a bit overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, you can begin by checking out this list of December bullet journal themes!
List of December Bullet Journal Theme Ideas
Here is a list of different bullet journal theme ideas for December.
And of course, remember that Christmas is kinda a big deal!
So lots of them are Christmas inspired:
December Bullet Journal Spread Inspiration
Below are some amazing bullet journal themes for December, found on Instagram.
Christmas Jumpers Bullet Journal Themes
What a cute December spread!
Repeat patterns are a great idea for a double page spread, as you can repeat your doodle as many (or as little) times as you’d like across your pages.
Then you can keep your repeats identical if you want to keep your patterns consistent, or you can get creative with the different versions for each repeat.
These cozy sweaters are each decorated uniquely, and the combination of different colours and patterns makes the spread so lively and fun!
Christmas Doodle December Bujo Spreads
I always love a doodle inspired theme, and December is the perfect month to create one, because there are so many Christmassy doodles to choose from!
This December cover page is a perfect example, as there are so many different Christmas doodles included; the snowman, the stocking, the candy cane, the snow globe… The list goes on!
I also love the use of colour; don’t feel you have to add colour to all your imagery, as you can just add colour here and there, like Hayley has done with the red to add pops of colour to the page.
This is a really sweet double page spread for December.
I love the use of Christmas doodles dotted about the spread.
A doodle spread is a great idea for anyone who just likes to draw freely for their spreads.
And there are so many different Christmas related doodles; you can just fill the pages with all the Christmassy doodles you want!
The quote on the right page, which reads “The holidays are what you make them” is also a fun touch.
Nature Inspired December Bullet Journal Themes
People hear December and instantly think of bright Christmassy colours.
But a December spread with minimal colour is a really unique idea!
This spread by Eleonore is a beautiful example; it has such a cold, wintery vibe.
Not using colour doesn’t have to mean that your spread is black and white with no detail either.
The varying shades of grey used for the trees really helps to layer the image and create depth.
The darker shade of grey for the “December” header really makes it stand out on the page too!
Floral Bullet Journal Theme for December
Flowers aren’t an obvious choice for a winter bullet journal spread.
But a poinsettia theme for December is a great idea, as it’s a flower that’s often associated with Christmas.
The spread above is a beautiful example; the flower is so large and spreads across the double page, creating a real statement.
The red poinsettia flower itself is vibrant, and it’s a great theme idea if you want to add a bit of colour to your winter bujo spreads.
Wreath December Bujo Theme
If you’re creating a Christmas inspired spread for your December page, there are of course classic Christmas colours that spring to mind; gold, green, and red are a good example.
However, if you want to add more colour but keep to that Christmas colour theme, you can use multiple shades of a single colour to add depth to your imagery.
This wreath themed spread uses a number of shades of green, from light green to a deep emerald green, and rather than the shades clashing they actually compliment each other.
The background leaves drawn in fineliner are a beautiful detail that help to add layers to the image, but without making the page seem too full.
This is another Christmas wreath inspired spread for December (with some poinsettia flowers for extra Christmas points!).
I like the simplicity of this illustration, as its minimal style allows the December header to really pop.
A cute idea for a wreath is to draw doodles in a circle with a gap in the middle, to imply the wreath shape.
That way you can turn any of your Christmas doodles into a Christmassy wreath!
Gingerbread man wreath anyone?
Christmas Tree Themed December Spreads
This is another beautiful example of a repeat pattern December bujo spread.
Christmas trees are a great idea for a December theme, as the vibrant green will add some life to your bullet journal in winter!
And you can create some really cute patterns on your trees.
I also love the smaller details of the mistletoe and sparkles, which help to fill the remaining white space.
Rather than the usual decorated tree, this fir tree in its initial stage of being driven home is a cool idea for a December bullet journal spread.
Brown paper has also been layered on the page, and helps the illustration on the white paper stand out.
The quote at the bottom is also a really nice touch!
Typography Themed December Spreads
The text in your spread doesn’t have to be plain.
In fact, it can be the main focus of it!
Below are some stunning typography focused December bujo spreads;
This is such a bold spread!
Don’t be afraid to go all out with your designs, and really fill the page with your December header if you want to make a statement.
In this example, the typography goes right up to the edge of the page on both sides; it’s almost as though it can’t be contained in the journal!
I also love the use of deep red for a Christmassy feel, and the grey shadows add a 3D effect, making the header seem to jump out the page at you.
This is another beautiful typography based spread for December.
Colour is a great way to make your text stand out, as you can use vibrant but contrasting colours to really make a statement.
The colour in the example above has been layered really well, as the black outline of the text against the white background really makes the letters pop!
And the bright red and layered with silver on top adds a Christmassy vibe to the page.
Cartoon Inspired Bullet Journal Spreads
This is such a sweet December bullet journal spread!
The iconic Snoopy illustration style is recreated very well, and despite it being simple, the block colours and font together with the imagery make the spread really vibrant.
There are lots of Christmas illustration styles you can recreate in your spreads.
The Snowman film, the Grinch illustrations, Rankin/Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer… The list goes on!
December Bullet Journal Theme Ideas Roundup
I hope this roundup of December bullet journal themes has been helpful.
It’s so exciting seeing all the different festive themes in action!
And perhaps have inspired you for your own December bullet journal spreads.
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With Autumn in full swing, you might find yourself drawing more Autumn related doodles in your bullet journal spreads.
Leaves are a tricky doodle to master however, as there are so many different types of leaves to learn!
Some are a simple shape and can be drawn in just a few steps, whereas others are much more complex, and need multiple steps to complete them.
This post is all about leaf drawing tutorials to help you to draw different types of leaves in your bullet journal.
Leaf Bullet Journal Ideas
Before we go on to learn how to draw different types of leaves, you might not be sure how to actually include leaf drawings in your bullet journal.
So here are different ideas for incorporating leaves in your bullet journal:
Cover pages for September, October, or November.
As Autumn themed doodles in your weekly spreads.
Habit or Mood Leaf Tracker. You can create trackers (such as habit trackers, mood trackers, etc) and incorporate leaves into your designs. For example, you can draw 30 leaves on a page for a mood tracker, and then colour them in different autumn shades for different moods (e.g yellow for happy, red for angry, etc).
Alongside quotes about Autumn, or on a dedicated quote page.
On a personal growthpage or inspiration page.
Now you have some ideas for including leaf drawings in your bullet journal, read on to find out how to doodle them!
How To Draw A Leaf For Beginners
What You Will Need to Draw Leaves
Before you start doodling, it’s important to make sure you have the right supplies!
Below is a list of the tools you will need to create your leaf doodles:
Paper, a sketchbook, or a bullet journal to draw your leaves onto.
A pencil to plan out your shapes.
An eraser to rub out the pencil markings.
A fineliner (black is suggested, but you can use any colour)
Colours if you want to add colour to your leaves; these can be coloured pencils, markers, or even watercolours.
That’s everything you will need to create your different leaf illustrations.
Leaf Drawing Tutorials Step by Step
Below are different tutorials that will show you how to create various types of leaves.
They break down what you need to do step by step, so it’s easy to follow and create your leaf doodles!
How to Draw a Horse Chestnut Leaf
Horse chestnut leaves come from the same type of trees that grow conkers in Autumn!
Its leaves have a cool shape that resemble a 5 point star.
Check out how to draw a horse chesnut leaf step by step below:
Step 1: Using a pencil, draw a dot in the middle. Then draw three lines going through the dot; make the longest one go down the middle at an almost vertical angle, and the other two closer to horizontal.
Step 2: Again using a pencil, draw 5 smooth leaf outlines around the top 5 lines. Leave the bottom line for a stalk, and draw the outlines from small at the bottom to big (with the largest outline being at the top).
Step 3: Using a fineliner, go over the pencil leaf outlines. Make the edges slightly jagged, and the tip of each leaf more pointed. You can also create an outline for the stalk; start thin, before thickening it out slightly at the end.
Step 4: Again using a fineliner, go over the pencil lines to create a middle vein for each leaf. Go right to the tip before fading the vein out.
Step 5: Use the fineliner to add smaller horizontal veins along each leaf. Take them right to the leaf outline, and try to make them evenly spaced.
Step 6: Rub out the pencil outlines you originally created.
Step 7: Add some colour, and you’re done!
Below is a visual recap on each step:
Oak Leaf Drawing Tutorial
Oak leaves are another great type of leaf to learn how to doodle, as they’re very commonly associated with the Autumn months.
Below is a step by step drawing tutorial on how to draw an oak leaf:
Step 1: Using a pencil, draw a teardrop outline at a horizontal angle.
Step 2: Split the teardrop in half by creating a smooth pencil line; start from the point, and draw right through.
Step 3: Draw a thin pencil oval shape in the top half of the teardrop.
Step 4: Draw a similar sized oval in the lower half of the teardrop (again using a pencil).
Step 5: Add a slightly smaller set of ovals above the initial two in pencil.
Step 6: Then add two smaller sets of pencil ovals below the initial ovals, making them smaller the closer to the point of the teardrop they get.
Step 7: In the remaining space in the teardrop, draw a pencil circle at the top and bottom.
Step 8: Using the pencil ovals and circles as guidelines, draw around them in fineliner to create the outline of the oak leaf. You can also add the stalk in using fineliner here.
Step 9: Rub out the pencil markings, and draw a middle vein down the center of the leaf in fineliner.
Step 10: Draw smaller veins along the center of each branch of the leaf in fineliner. Go from the middle vein up to the edge of the leaf, along the center of each oval.
Step 11: Now draw tiny lines from the middle vein in fineliner, but don’t make them as long.
Step 12: Add some colour to your leaf if you wish; I added green at the center, and then a bit of yellow at the tips and for the stem of the leaf.
And your oak leaf is finished!
Below is a summary of the steps taken to complete the oak leaf drawing:
Beech Leaf Drawing – Step by Step Tutorial
Beech trees are a popular tree in the UK (they’re considered the queen of British trees).
They typically have purple leaves, but some beech trees are called copper beech, and have deep purple leaves instead.
Below is a drawing tutorial for doodling a beech leaf:
Step 1: Using a pencil, draw an upside down teardrop (with the point at the top).
Step 2: Split the teardrop in half with a pencil line (draw from the point at the top right down the middle).
Step 3: Go over the pencil outline with a fineliner pen. Make the outline slightly jagged.
Step 4: Now go over the center line with a fineliner to create the middle vein. Draw from the very bottom of the leaf, but fade the line out just before the tip of the leaf.
Step 5: Rub out the pencil markings, and add a stalk at the bottom of the leaf with a fineliner.
Step 6: Using the fineliner, draw smaller veins on the leaf. Start at the main middle vein, and draw them at a horizontal angle out to the edge of the leaf. Try to keep these veins evenly spaced, and increase the angle so it’s closer to vertical the closer to the tip of the leaf you get.
Step 7: Add some colour; I chose green for the leaf, and a light brown for the stalk.
And you beef leaf doodle is complete!
Here is a visual summary of the steps you need to follow to complete your beech leaf drawing:
Leaf Doodle Tutorial – Final Thoughts
I hope you’ve found these drawing tutorials helpful.
If you follow along they’re really not as hard as you think, and it’s the perfect time to learn how to doodle leaves for your Autumn bullet journal spreads!
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It’s November; the nights are longer, and as we approach the end of the year, it’s getting harder to think of unique bullet journal theme ideas.
Plus (as I’m sure you’re aware thanks to all the festive content in all the shops), Christmas is coming!
BUT, before you start getting Christmassy and planning festive spreads, you have one more month in your bullet journal to plan for.
If you’re stuck thinking of theme ideas for November, then this post all about November bullet journal ideas and November bujo inspiration is for you!
Check them out below:
List of November Bullet Journal Theme Ideas
Below is a list of different bujo theme ideas for November.
They should help to give you some ideas when creating your November spread:
Day of the Dead
Pumpkin spiced latte
November Bullet Journal Spread Inspiration
I love seeing different bullet journal spreads for the same month; they’re all so creative, and it’s cool to see everyone take the same title of November and make their spreads so unique.
Below are some great November bullet journal spreads from Instagram.
Nature Inspired November Bullet Journal Themes
This bear themed November spread is the perfect way to start off the list!
I love the simplicity; the bear illustration is so beautiful that it’s all the decoration that’s really needed for this page.
Spreads that incorporate animals are great for a November bullet journal theme, as there are so many cute animals to choose from; foxes, squirrels, hedgehogs, bears, owls… the list goes on!
You can create a spread solely focusing on one animal, like Tristan has done here, or add as many furry animals to the page as you wish.
This nature inspired November spread by Ivana is so sweet!
This feminine colour palette (which I love) is not what you’d typically think of for a November theme.
But thinking outside the box and creating spreads inspired by things you wouldn’t necessarily expect is a great way to make your monthly theme stand out.
And this spread with fun colours is a great example, as if you’re sick of Autumnal colours by the time November comes, you can switch it up a little and add some warmth to a colder month with a brighter colour palette.
The quote on the left page, which reads “to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”, is also a lovely touch with deep meaning; that it’s worth putting in the effort for some things now even if you won’t see results immediately, and to do so with hope that you may in the future.
This November bujo spread by Annie is inspired by a number of different elements from nature.
The trees and falling leaves are beautifully drawn into the space of the antlers, alongside a quote that reads “cherches moi du côté sauvage” which is “look for me on the wild side” in English (please note I do not speak French, so take that with a pinch of salt!).
Don’t be afraid to combine different theme elements together, as it can work really well to create a really quirky and memorable spread (like it does here!).
Weather Inspired November Bujo Themes
The weather is quite a personal bullet journal theme idea, as it can be different depending on where you live.
Below are some November bullet journal themes inspired by the weather:
I love this November spread by Jen.
The colours are so on theme for November, and there is a nice contrast with the warmer reads, yellows and oranges against the darker grey.
The layered check patterns help to really fill up the pages and make them full of life, but the clever use of white space around the check patterns makes sure they’re not too overpowering.
If you want to liven up your spreads, try adding some fun patterns like Jen has done here; they will really add something special to your designs!
Windy November Bullet Journal Theme
This November cover page by Sasy really captures the November winds.
Wind can be hard to show visually, but I love the way Sasy has drawn it here.
All the leaves being blown across the page also add to that windy vibe, and the umbrella being blown away is a really fun touch!
Mushroom Themed Bullet Journal Spread
Mushroom illustrations always have such a magical feel, and this November spread is no exception.
It’s got an added touch of Autumn vibes with the acorns and oak leaves surrounding the mushrooms.
Don’t feel you have to focus on one topic for your spread; you can take a more general theme idea, such as “nature”, and combine different elements from that umbrella theme idea.
Floral Themed November BuJo Spread
Flowers aren’t the obvious choice for an Autumn bujo spread.
But Griffin has used cool toned colours like blue and silver to add a colder feel to their creation, making it on trend for the colder months of the year.
You can think about how you add colour to add to your theme, such as using warm shades like orange and red for the beginning of Autumn, but then switching to colder colours like Grifiin has as the weather becomes cooler.
I also love how simple and elegant the cover page is; all it needs is the beautiful flower doodle with the November header, and the page is complete!
Here is a more abstract floral inspired November bujo spread.
Created by Kae, I again love the use of the colour tones such as grey to capture the colder weather as we approach winter.
If you’re not very confident with drawing, abstract is a great style to try for your bullet journal spreads, as it’s quite forgiving; you’re not trying to recreate something exactly as it appears, so it’s more open to your interpretation (and therefore harder to get wrong!).
Leaf Inspired Bullet Journal Spread for November
This November header is so beautiful!
The way the birch trees are placed really makes you feel like you are taking a walk down a path on an Autumn day; you can almost feel the fallen leaves crunching beneath your feet.
The use of colour helps to add depth, as the warm coloured leaves really pop against the darker birch trees, and really make them stand out.
I also love how simple the leaves are in this spread, as they’re just small dashes of colour, and show you don’t need to be adding too much detail to create beautiful imagery.
This is a more abstract leaf themed November cover page by Pia.
Its minimalistic style allows you to really appreciate the unique design; thanks to the creative use of space around the middle, the eye is automatically drawn to the center quote and illustration on each page.
The different shades of brown layered beneath the fineliner illustration helps to add depth, whilst keeping that minimal style.
When you’re creating your spreads, consider the font you are using for any text. Here, the choice of script font for the November header adds to that elegant feel.
People think of bullet journal spreads and think of fineliners and coloured pencils, but it doesn’t have to be!
This spread is very literal in its use of materials; if it’s a spread based on Autumn leaves, why not actually include some in the design?!
Don’t be afraid to push the boat out, and use some unique materials in your spreads; you can even stick things in to add layers and create texture and depth to your spreads.
Just be careful if you use heavier materials like paint or ink that the paper in your bullet journal can take it, as you don’t want any ghosting or bleeding (not sure what ghosting or bleeding is in bullet journal terms? It’s explained in detail in this post on the best bullet journal pens!).
I love that you can take a theme idea of Autumn leaves and see so many different interpretations.
Here is another beautiful take on a leaf inspired November bullet journal cover page.
I enjoy how uncomplicated yet beautiful this cover page really is; the tree illustration is quite simple, but together with the vibrant colours for the leaves, the tree really pops and stands out on the page.
The reds, oranges and yellow shades all layered really give it texture and life!
Food Inspired BuJo Spread for November
This jam themed November bullet journal page is awesome!
Created by Joyce, it’s such a cute idea for a theme; I love how the text for the spread has been written onto the labels.
Incorporating any text or writing you need to include in your spread into an illustration is an easy and subtle way to include it.
You could also use it as a theme idea for other months; for example, for December you could draw some Christmas cookies, and write the text “Merry Christmas” on the cookies.
Random November Bullet Journal Spread Themes
These November spreads didn’t fit into a clear November category, but I wanted to include them anyway as they’re so good!
Check them out below:
I couldn’t put this spread into just one November themed category, as it fitted so many!
Food, hot drinks, the blustery November weather; this spread really has so many elements of Autumn included.
If you don’t have one theme idea you want to stick to for your monthly spreads, don’t be afraid to create a page of drawings inspired by the month.
A fun challenge would actually be to create a cover page including as many different doodles related to the month as possible.
It’s a great idea if you’re not one to plan your pages thoroughly, as you can just be really creative; it’s a chance to doodle to your heart’s content!
You can also include drawings of things that are personal to you.
For example, if your family has bonfire night traditions, you can draw things that represent them on your November cover page.
What a beautiful November cover page!
This illustration incorporates some November themes we’ve seen previously, such as windy weather, autumn leaves, and mushrooms.
But the addition of the hot air balloons is so quirky! And makes the spread really unique.
I’m also a big fan of drawings that have a border, but the art breaks through that border; it’s a real statement, and adds a lot of character to the page.
Created by Mikaela, this November page is so magical.
The stars spreading across the page really helps to fill the space, and the way they go right up to the edge of the page, you can almost believe the stars are spilling over onto the next page.
The dots also add a depth; they’re a great way to add detail to your drawings and really fill the space.
(Side note: I don’t recommend them if you’re pressed for time however, as although they look amazing, they can be quite time consuming to create!).
If you think of a spread without illustrations or doodles, you might think it will look a bit plain… But these pages proves otherwise!
This November cover spread shows how much you can do with fonts alone.
It’s visually exciting, with so many different styles of lettering included. Your eyes really don’t know where to stop, as there’s so much to look at!
So if you’re not a fan of doodling, don’t feel you have to. You can totally make a really full and vibrant spread using typography only (as this November spread shows!).
This is such a quirky November cover page!
Created by Mavi, this spread includes a line from a poem by Emily Dickerson. It reads;
“Because I could not stop for Death
He kindly stopped for me
The Carriage held but just Ourselves
The calligraphy is so intricate; Mavi said that it accentuates the musicality of Dickinson’s words, and I totally agree!
I also like how the quote spills out from the brown paper at the centre and overlaps onto the white, which makes it seem almost alive and untamed.
This November bujo spread by Asba has such a vintage vibe.
When sticking material into your spreads, it can be easy to overdo it and add too much.
But the layering in this spread is really well done; the different papers used create texture and depth, but without being overbearing or distracting from the main points of the spread (the imagery and text).
I also love the idea of including a page from a book.
You could recreate this with a page from your favourite book, or a book that’s relevant to the month (e.g a Christmas Carol for a December spread).
And if you were looking for something to add that wasn’t text based, you could add pages from magazines, or pictures from books instead.
The days are getting shorter, leaves are turning brown, and back to school content is everywhere.
Autumn has officially begun – and with it comes lots of new theme ideas for your bullet journal!
So read on for some of the best September bullet journal themes and ideas.
September Bullet Journal Theme Ideas
Below is a list of September bujo ideas that cover all different topics; back to school ideas, autumn clothing, nature, etc.
Back to school
September Bullet Journal Spread Inspiration
It’s great to see bujo theme ideas in action, and celebrate people’s work.
So below are some amazing bullet journal spreads for September from Instagram:
Nature inspired September bullet journal themes
This floral September spread is so sweet!
This spread is really pushing the last of the warm, summer vibes, before the colder months start to take over and the leaves start to brown.
The little ladybugs are also so cute!
This is another beautiful nature inspired September cover page.
Layering colours and doodles is a great way to add a lot of depth to your cover page, like Larissa has done here.
You can slowly build up your layers, and decide when you think your page is looking full enough as you go along.
Mushroom Themed Bullet Journal Spreads for September
I love mushroom doodles; there’s something so magical about them!
Check out these beautiful mushroom inspired bujo spreads from Instagram below:
This mushroom double page spread is a wonderful recreation of @lalipop.lettering’s work by Fiona.
The mushroom doodles are so quirky, and to put them in a ring to create a mushroom circle is genius!
The colour palette is perfect for September; browns, reds and oranges are classic autumn colours, but the yellow adds some unexpected vibrant touches.
Here is another mushroom inspired spread for September.
Created by Haleigh, I love the simplicity of this spread; the beautiful mushroom drawing in the center of the page and the “September” title in minimalist font is all the cover page really needs.
The “Welcome Autumn” quote on the first page is also a really nice touch, especially written on the brown paper to add some texture to the spread.
Coffee themed Bullet Journal Spreads for September
Okay, so coffee isn’t necessarily a September specific theme (especially if you’re a coffee fan like me, and you’re drinking it all year round!).
But hot drinks are definitely a great September theme idea, and no doubt your feeds are filling up with Pumpkin Spice everything (did you know Starbucks releases Pumpkin Spice Latte at the end of August?!).
Check out these coffee inspired bullet journal themes below:
This September cover page is minimal yet still full, thanks to the detail and shading in the coffee illustration.
Adding detail and shading to your doodles is a great way to really fill the page up without having to actually draw more images.
Especially adding colour – it really helps to make the page pop!
Above is another beautiful coffee inspired September bujo spread.
Remember, you don’t have to stick to one shade of colour in your spreads; here Eri has used a range of browns and even orange here and there to create a real warm and cozy vibe.
I also love the quote at the top of the page, which reads “maybe she’s born with it, maybe it is caffeine”. It’s a funny twist on the classic Maybelline ads!
Desk Bullet Journal Theme
Whether it’s back to school, college, or university, September means returning to education for a lot of people.
So I had to include a spread that was relevant to that!
Check out this super cute desk themed bujo spread below:
This theme idea of a desk is such a cool idea; you could easily put your own spin on it, and create a spread inspired by your own workspace.
I also love the little post-its drawn onto the grid board, including the small note to stay positive. What a great way to add some reminders to your spread!
The pastel colour palette is so sweet, and a great way to add something unexpected to an Autumn spread.
Random September Bullet Journal Spreads
I always find such beautiful bullet journal spreads that I simply have to share them, even if they don’t have a clear category.
So below are some September bujo spreads that didn’t fit under any of the previous themes, but are too good not to share!
This September spread by Annie is adorable.
When I first saw this page I thought the images were doodles, but believe it or not they’re washis!
Washis and stickers are such a good idea if you’re not one for drawing (or even if you are, but just want to save a bit of time when creating your spreads!).
There are so many beautiful stickers out there, you’re sure to find some that suit your theme. You can also check out this post on the best bullet journal supplies to find some sticker and washi tape recommendations!
This is such a unique dreamcatcher themed spread.
The dreamcatcher is not shaped like the typical round ones, but instead has been drawn in the shape of a crescent moon, which adds to the mystical vibe.
This theme would be easy to carry for spreads throughout the rest of September.
Some colourful feather doodles and sparkles here and there around your spread, and it’s on theme!
This September spread by Mavi is a beautiful recreation of work by @juliannedoodles.
The colour palette is so sweet (if you can’t tell by now, I’m a massive fan of pastel colours).
I love the layering of the different doodles, including the cotton candy-like clouds drawn in front of the middle illustration; it really makes the page pop!
Remember, if you’re really into drawing, use your cover page to draw to your heart’s content. All you need is a header for the month, and the rest of the space can be for drawing.
Or better yet, you can include the title for the month in your doodle, like Mavi has done here!
September Bullet Journal Themes Roundup
After months of summer spreads, I hope these September bujo themes have been helpful in kicking off your first Autumn bullet journal spread of the year.
And if you’re a bit sad that summer is over, hopefully this post has shown you all the things you’ve got to look forward to in Autumn!
Related Bullet Journal Spread Ideas Posts
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From stress at work, to stress at home and in our personal lives, stress can come from many different parts of our lives.
Looking for words of wisdom to provide some stress relief?
Check out these amazing quotes all about stress (AKA how to relieve stress to be stress free!).
The Best Stress Free Quotes
Every day brings a choice; to practice stress or to practice peace. – Joan Borysenko
Inhale calmness, exhale stress. – Anon
When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars. – Oscar Wilde
Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are. – Chinese Proverb
Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax. – Mark Black
Life is short, smile while you still have teeth. –
I love this fun quote about happiness.
Created by Beti, it’s a great quote to have as a reminder to keep smiling.
The bear doodle at the bottom is also super cute!
It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it. – Hans Selye
Stress should be a powerful driving force, not an obstacle. – Bill Phillips
The truth is that stress doesn’t come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about your circumstances. – Andrew Bernstein
Life moves forward pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.
This quote by Inken is a great reminder to slow down and appreciate what’s around you.
It works perfectly with the beautiful flower drawings, and is a beautiful quote on staying stress free to refer back to as she’s completing her bullet journal throughout the month.
Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started. – David Allen
We are living under the collective delusion that in order to succeed we have to burnout along the way. – Arianna Huffington
Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose. – Maureen Killoran
Don’t worry, Be Happy. –
This is a simple quote on happiness that many people will have heard of before, but the way it’s been illustrated by Camille is really beautiful!
I love the clever take on the wording to make it a bee themed spread.
The yellows and oranges in the drawing also add to the warm, happy vibe!
The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another meaning – William James
Stress is an ignorant state. it believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. – Natalie Goldberg
Don’t stress over things you can’t change. – Anon
Live your life joyfully. –
This is a really simple quote on happiness, but has been beautifully drawn by Emily.
She’s used a stunning colour palette, and the flower doodles around the quote are so sweet.
The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. – Sydney J. Harris
Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries. – Astrid Alauda
Stress is the trash of modern life–we all generate it, but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life. – Danzae Pace
Be your own reason to smile. –
I love this quote!
It was created by Alice in February, where some people can feel quite lonely because of Valentine’s Day.
But this cute quote on self love is a great reminder to be kind to yourself.
Meditation is the only way to freedom from stress as it is a dimension beyond the mind. All the stress and struggle are of the mind. – Jaggi Vasudev
Today I will not stress over things I cannot control – Anon
Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. – Etty Hillesum
If it can be solved, there’s no need to worry, and if it can’t be solved, worry is of no use. – Dalai Lama XIV
There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live. – Dalai Lama XIV
We do not control everything and we cannot control everything – Anon
The darkest hour only has 60 minutes. – Morris Mandel
You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you. – Dan Millman
The sun will always shine, even if you don’t see it. –
This is an absolutely gorgeous quote page by Ashna.
The quote on positivity has been brought to life beautifully, and the sunflower doodles alongside the quote really add to the design.
It’s just a bad day, not a bad life. – Sigrid
It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. – Lou Holtz
You can’t pour from an empty cup. – Anon
You can do anything but not everything. – David Allen
Even the busiest of bees stop to smell the flowers. –
Let go of all the could haves. If it should have, it would have – Anon
There is more to life than increasing its speed. – Mahatma Gandhi
For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. – Lily Tomlin
Tension is a habit. Relaxing is a habit. Bad habits can be broken, good habits formed. – William James
Life is tough my darling, but so are you. – Stephanie Bennett Henry
A year from now, everything you are stressing about won’t even matter. – Anon
Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it. – Brian Tracy
Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax. –
This is another bee inspired quote on happiness, and taking a step back to appreciate what you have.
Created by Lexi, this quote is the perfect reminder to relax, and enjoy life!
And is the perfect quote on being stress free to include in a bullet journal.
You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway. – Steve Maraboli
Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are. – Anon
Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate. – Renee Jain
No one can create negativity or stress within you. Only you can do that by virtue of how you process your world. – Wayne W. Dyer
Stress is caused by being “here” but wanting to be “there.” – Eckhart Tolle
It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials. – Bruce Lee
Stress Free Quotes Roundup
I hope you have enjoyed reading these quotes on stress relief!
These words of wisdom should help you feel more relaxed in moments of stress.
Just make sure you have plenty of coloured pens to use!
Butterfly BuJo Theme
Butterflies make for such magical bullet journal spreads.
The spread pictured above is no exception; mixed with the mushroom illustrations and details in the background, it creates a really mystical vibe!
I also love the warm colour palette for the butterfly and flower.
It’s important to consider the colours you are using when creating your bullet journal designs, as they can really add to the atmosphere of your spreads.
For an August bullet journal theme, it’s a great idea to use bright and warm colours; think sunshine yellow, vivid green grass, etc.
These aren’t exactly butterflies, but they’re so beautiful that they come pretty close!
Above is an elegant August cover page inspired by Luna moths.
Similar to previous examples, Maureen has created the cover page so it consists of just the “August” title for the month, and then has used the rest of the space to draw the beautiful Luna moths.
Moths aren’t the obvious choice for a nature theme, but these are absolutely stunning!
And help to establish a theme colour of green for any spreads for the rest of the month.
Succulent Bullet Journal Spread
I’m a bit of a crazy plant lady at heart, so I love a bullet journal theme that focuses on plants.
Check out this cool succulent inspired August cover page below:
It’s a great theme to carry on throughout the month as well, as you can draw different plants hanging in numerous ways (hanging in baskets, spilling over their containers, macrame, etc).
I also enjoy the simplicity of this page.
It’s a perfect example of if you don’t want to fill up the page, you don’t have to; the space around your creation is just as important!
Food Inspired BuJo Spread
Here’s a super cute August mood and habit tracker inspired by food.
The graph layout for the mood tracker is SUCH a good idea – I don’t know why more people don’t use this layout!
It makes it so easy to see the ups and downs in mood once the tracker has been completed.
Plus these dessert stickers are awesome!
Bicycle Bullet Journal Theme
Cycling is another cool bullet journal theme idea for August, as it’s the perfect weather for bike rides (even if it does get a little bit hot!)
Above is a beautiful bicycle themed cover page for August.
It’s simple but super sweet, and is everything about it is summer; the sunny yellow, the cute flowers, etc.
Themes that have a main focus and then smaller details allow you to decide which elements you carry through to the rest of the spreads for the month.
For example, Julia has used both a bike illustration as the centerpiece of the page, and then also added little flower doodles and splashes of yellow around it.
She can carry the theme throughout the rest of the August spreads by either drawing more cycling themed illustrations, or adding the flower doodles and hints of yellow if she wants to keep it simple!
Travel Bullet Journal August Spread
Plenty of people are enjoying summer vacations and going on holidays during August, so a travel inspired spreads is a great idea.
Below is a stunning travel themed August cover page:
This theme is described by the creator Abbey as “Nautical treasure map vibes”, which is spot on!
I like the idea of using a map as part of a theme for a bujo spread.
To make it personal, you can draw a map outline of a place you are visiting if you’re going on holiday that month. For example, Abbey said she chose this theme idea as she was taking a journey by the sea that month, and moving to Wales (which is where I’m from!).
I like the use of blue to add to the sea idea. You can add colour to your map to add to that theme, such as a green map if you’re visiting the countryside.
Fruit Bullet Journal August Spread
I always like to include examples of fruity themes for summer spreads.
Below is a cool citrus inspired spread:
I’m a big fan of repeat patterns for themes, as they’re quite simple to create, but look awesome!
You can also change up each repeat if you want to make it a bit more interesting.
Like Jordan has done in the cover page above, you can add some colour and alternate the colour of each repeat, or you can add different patterns to each repeat, etc.
Ice Cream Bullet Journal Theme
You really can’t cover August bullet journal theme ideas without including ice cream!
Below are some ice cream inspired spreads from Instagram:
This August double page spread by Julia is beautiful!
It’s a really sophisticated take on an ice cream inspired spread; I love the subtle shades of orange and brown used.
Julia mentions the ice cream included is a creamsicle, which is not actually something I’d heard of!
As it’s not a common treat in the UK.
Above is another example of an ice cream spread for August.
The colour palette is beautiful, and works beautifully with the different ice cream doodles.
I also love the quote on the left page. It’s a fun way to start off the spread!
Including a quote is a great idea if you’re creating a double page spread for the start of the month.
Same as Anna has done here, you can put a quote on one page, and the month header with an illustration on the other page.
Kite Bullet Journal Spread
This kite inspired August cover page is really sweet.
It’s quite a simple design, with just line drawings of kites and a bit of colour, but the way the kites are drawn makes real good use of the space; they really fill the page!
The theme design is very clear, and the kite drawings will definitely feature through the spreads for the rest of the month.
Minimalist August Spread
People think your spreads need to be big, bold designs, with the more going on the better.
But your spreads really don’t need to be complicated to look good.
This minimalistic August cover page by Hallie is subtle and sweet.
There’s some quirky lettering for the August header, some line drawing, a bit of colour… and that’s all it really needs to look completed!
So don’t think you need to keep adding more and filling the page for your designs; sometimes less is more.
Mythical Bullet Journal Theme
I am OBSESSED with this mythical August spread by Asba.
The colours, the quote, the mushroom houses; everything about it is amazing.
I also like the inclusion of a vertical dutch door.
A dutch door is when you cut down some of the page in a spread, like Asba has done here by cutting around the mushroom drawing on the right page.
This is an easy way to add a little something extra to your double page spreads!
Thinking of a July bullet journal spread can be a bit tricky.
You’re over halfway through the year, so you’ve already created spreads for the last 6 months.
But the good thing about July is that summer is here, no question!
And you can create some gorgeous summer themed bullet journal spreads.
This post is all about July bujo spreads, to help give you some ideas for your July bullet journal theme!
July Bullet Journal Theme Ideas
There’s no doubt about it; a July spread is definitely a summer spread!
So the majority of theme suggestions will be summer inspired.
Check out some cool July bullet journal theme ideas below:
Bucket and spade
July Bullet Journal Spread Inspiration
Want to see some of these theme ideas in action?
Below are some amazing July bullet journal themes from Instagram!
Shell Bullet Journal July Spread
There’s something kinda magical about shells!
And they make for a great bujo theme idea.
Check out these shell themed bullet journal spreads below:
I LOVE this shell themed cover page for July!
Pink isn’t an obvious choice for shells or a summer themed spread, but the mix of pastel candy floss colours and vivid barbie pinks that border red give the page lots of depth.
I also love the combination of the different types of shells mixed in with the bubbles. Super fun! (And gives me big “The Little Mermaid” vibes!).
Here’s another super cute shell themed bullet journal spread.
This one uses blues, greens and purples.
These tones aren’t an obvious choice for a July bullet journal spread (because it’s so hot, and these colours are cool), but it works really well with the shells and under the sea theme.
Under the Sea Bullet Journal Spread
Under the sea is a great theme idea for a July spread, and the above cover page is a super fun example.
A window on a ship or submarine that shows the vibrant sea life is a brilliant way to do this theme; you can really let your imagination run wild and fill the window with a beautiful seascape like this example, but not have to worry about filling the whole page.
The mix of vibrant colours and bustling sea life in the window really makes it pop against the plain background!
Sun Bullet Journal Spread for July
Who thinks of summer and doesn’t think of sun?
A sun inspired spread is a beautiful theme idea for a July bujo spread.
Check out these warm and wonderful sun themed bullet journal spreads below:
This sunny July cover page is so vibrant and upbeat!
The page border of unique patterned suns really makes the page pop, and allows Hannah to use a mix of different shades of oranges and yellows to create a warm, happy vibe for her July cover page!
Repeat patterns are always a great idea for a spread, as you know exactly what you need to draw, and you can repeat the design as much or as little as you like.
But if you don’t want to try and replicate the exact same doodle, you can do a similar thing as above, and mix up the colours and patterns slightly for each repeat!
This sun inspired cover page by Melody is really quirky.
It’s everything summer; green grass, a happy, smiling sun, soft fluffy clouds… And then has a few little surprises thrown in.
I also get 90s vibes from it (I think from the smiley faces!).
Floral July Bullet Journal Spread
Flowers are another great bujo theme idea for July, as plants are in full bloom, enjoying the sunshine (just like us!).
Below are some gorgeous floral themed bullet journal spreads for July:
This July cover page is colourful, with bright yellows, pins, oranges, reds, greens, and browns.
I love the beautiful flower illustrations too; the different types of flowers drawn as though they are growing behind the letters add a lot of depth to the page.
The spotty pattern for the bubble print text really helps to make it pop!
The flowers on this July cover page are beautifully drawn.
If you’re artistic and like to use your bullet journal to draw and be creative, you can definitely make space for your art!
Plan your spreads carefully so the important details are covered, and leave plenty of room to create illustrations in.
Griffin has done exactly that here; the page on the right covers all the important stuff that need to be tracked in the spread, and then the left cover page is free to draw in!
Focusing on a specific type of flower for a spread is a great idea, like this gorgeous lavender inspired bujo spread above.
Choosing a flower to focus on allows you to pick a theme colour and work with it in your spread.
(Plus, there are so many different types of flowers to choose from, that you can pick whatever theme colour you’d like for your spread!)
On the flip side, you can totally have a flower themed spread without any colour at all.
This floral spread above is a stunning example of a beautiful floral bullet journal spread without any colour.
I love the layout of this bullet journal spread; it’s quite unusual with the heading going down the page, and the border on the right with the flowers bursting through here and there is a lovely touch.
Here’s another stunning floral themed bullet journal spread for July.
I love the mix of colours, and the illustration at the bottom right is beautiful.
This is a great example of a spread with a beautiful theme that still has a clear purpose.
You can design your spread by starting with planning a layout for tracking, and then add in doodles and elements to create a theme in the remaining space.
Fruit Bullet Journal Spread for July
Another great theme idea for your July bullet journal spread is fruit.
Below are some really cool fruit themed bullet journal pages perfect for July:
The lettering for this July cover page is so unique!
Taking a heading and using doodles in the lettering is a really cool way to include illustrations in your spread.
It takes a lot of skill to ensure the drawings fill the space correctly so they appear to make the shape of a letter.
If you’re not a great illustrator, this look may be a bit tricky for you.
However, one way to make it a bit easier to recreate is to not do free hand; if you very gently draw out your bubble letters in pencil, fill them with your doodles in pen, and then rub out the bubble font outline, it should look really good!
Here is another beautiful example of a fruit themed cover page for July, created by Emma (you can check out this post onJune bujo ideas to see more of her work!).
The pinks and reds for the strawberries creates a really warm, vibrant look, perfect for a summer bullet journal spread.
The mixture of strawberries in full colour and just an outline also adds depth to the page; it’s a great idea for if you’re doing a repeat pattern, but don’t want to colour in all your repeats!
Watermelon July Bullet Journal Spread
This super cute spread really incorporates watermelon in every way possible.
The colours are watermelon inspired, the illustrations… even the dates in the boxes use green and pink!
The watermelon in its different stages is also a nice touch; the whole watermelon, half watermelon, and slices.
It reminds me of the old Jaffa Cake adverts where you see the Jaffa cake being eaten in different stages! And it would be easy to recreate this idea with other fruits or foods.
Ice Cream July Bullet Journal Spread
Let’s face it; summer really is the best time for ice cream!
And it makes the perfect bujo spread theme for July.
This ice cream inspired July cover page by Sofia is so cute; the colours go together so well, and the ice cream van illustration with the melting ice cream on top is a super quirky touch.
People think they need to go overboard with their spreads and keep adding more, but Sofia shows all you need is a cool drawing and a heading to make a perfect bullet journal page!
Unique July Bullet Journal Spread Ideas
Lastly, here are some cool July bullet journal spreads from instagram.
I couldn’t think of a category for them, but they were too fun not to share!
Check them out below:
This is a super quirky July cover page.
I love the mix of colours; in particular the red moon is very unique!
I’m also a big fan of drawings that are in a box or circle, but then break out of the circle slightly, like in this example with the cloud at the bottom.
Having a set space for drawing and doodling in is a good way to keep your spreads looking neat and tidy, and also isn’t as daunting as having the whole page to work with!
I love this dinosaur bullet journal spread.
The pastel colours are so cute, and together with the dinosaur doodles gives it a young, child friendly look.
You can see if you look closely that the dinosaur doodles are mostly coloured shapes, with a bit of line drawing added on top.
If you’re not a big fan of really detailed drawing this method for adding doodles is a great idea, as it’s simple to do but still looks really good.
You start by drawing a coloured shape, and then you add some line drawing here and there to make the shape resemble something (in this case Paige has added spikes, spots, and a lil’ face on each colour blob, to make them resemble cute dinosaurs!).
Really easy to recreate, and looks AMAZING… But doesn’t require a tonne of artistic skills for your spread!
July Bullet Journal Themes Roundup
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post on July bujo ideas.
Hopefully they have given you plenty of theme ideas for your July spread!
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June is a stange, crossover month; some people are still clinging onto spring… Whilst others are fully embracing the summer heat waves and beach days.
This means that for your June bullet journal, you get the best of both worlds!
You can either create a final spring inspired theme, or get the summer vibes in.
Read on to get inspired for your June bullet journal, including June theme ideas and inspiration!
What Do You Put in a Summer Bullet Journal?
June is definitely a month of positive vibes.
You can use warm, bright colors; lots of warm yellows, blue skies, and bright greens, pinks, and oranges.
Summer inspired doodles are also a great addition to a June bujo spread.
Do I Need A Theme For My Bujo Spread?
The short answer is: no, you don’t need a theme for a bullet journal spread.
However, they are super fun to create! And help give your spread a bit of life.
June Bullet Journal Theme Ideas
Below are some cute ideas for a June bullet journal spread:
Bucket and spade
June Bujo Spread Inspiration
Below are some beautiful bullet journal spread ideas for June, created by the awesome people of Instagram!
Rainbow Bullet Journal Spread
Rainbows are undoubtedly a great idea for your June bujo spread.
Not only because they’re summery and give positive vibes, but because June is pride month! Which can be represented with rainbows.
Below are some amazing rainbow inspired bullet journal spreads:
Sometimes rainbows can verge on the childish side, but this spread by @bullet_journal_today is anything but!
It’s a really classy and artistic rainbow inspired spread; I love the way the rainbow spills across the double page, and isn’t conventional in its shape.
Don’t feel that incorporating rainbows into your spread has to be by the book; as Lucy shows here, your rainbow can take on any shape, and still look amazing!
Here is another great example of a rainbow theme that looks sophisticated.
This spread by @buj.o_ff is a beautiful pride inspired bujo theme for June.
The layered bubble font on the rainbow background is giving me serious 60s vibes!
Above is a really sweet and fun rainbow bujo spread for June, created by @studyreadlove.
This is another pride inspired spread, with the rainbow colours and “happy pride month” quote in the cute hearts. The hearts remind me of the love heart sweets!
Again, this is another great example of creating a rainbow theme with vivid colours used throughout; you don’t have to draw horse shoe shaped rainbows in your spreads (if you don’t want to!).
This is a super cute rainbow bullet journal spread created by @emma_art_3995.
The repeat pattern of the rainbows and stars really fill the page.
I love the use of the traditional rainbow shape, but that Emma decided not to incorporate the traditional colours of the rainbow; instead she used a very soft and feminine colour palette, sticking to different shades of pinks, browns, and yellows.
Flower Bullet Journal Spread
Flowers are another great idea for a June bullet journal theme.
The flowers are blooming from spring, but are now thriving in the sunshine!
Below are some amazing flower bullet journal spreads for June:
Sometimes, all a spread needs is a few little flower doodles here and there to make it super cute!
I love this “Goodbye June” page to finish off the June spread created by
@magicalflyingpigs; the cute flowers in purple and pink remind me of the groovychick character (anyone a 90s kid?!).
Go check out their other pages for this theme on Instagram if you can; they feature a sweet pink bunny!
This gorgeous floral bujo spread is perfect for June.
I love the intricate flower illustration along the top, as it really helps to give the spread an elegant look.
Whilst the majority of the spread uses different shades of pink, the flower drawing created by @isabella_amse allows her to add more colours in.
The bright yellow, pink and green really help to create a summer vibe perfect for June!
Butterfly Themed June Bullet Journal Spread
Butterflies are another great bujo theme idea for June.
Check out this gorgeous butterfly bullet journal spread below, created by @thecreativeplan:
If you’re not much one for drawing, you can still create a beautiful bujo spread using other methods.
As Jen shows here, stickers are a great way to quickly add beautiful imagery to your spread; she’s perfectly combined the bold background colours and butterfly stickers to create a gorgeous, feminine spread.
Fruity BuJo Theme
Food is another idea for a theme for different months, and a fruit inspired spread is perfect for June!
Check out some fruity bujo spreads below:
This spread by @bujo.apprentice below uses all different types of fruits in a cute repeat pattern.
I like the mix of the different types of fruits, rather than sticking to just one, as it means you can use different ones on each page throughout the month (or combine them all in a drink, as they’ve done on the left!).
This fruity drink inspired bujo spread created by @banikeswani_wall definitely says summer to me; I can almost taste the mint and citrus as I’m sitting in the garden sun!
Don’t be afraid to stick to one colour when it comes to setting a bullet journal theme for the month.
The colour here is clearly green, but there are lots of different fruits and leaves incorporated into the design, meaning there are plenty of different shades of green to work with throughout the month!
Picnic Bullet Journal Spread for June
In the same vein as food, a picnic inspired bullet journal spread is another cute theme idea for June.
Below are some picnic bujo spreads from Instagram:
I’m a sucker for pale pastel colour palettes, so I absolutely love this picnic inspired bullet journal created by @allinabujo!
Her spread uses minimal colour, but the different textures (from the checkered picnic blanket to the washi tape) really adds depth.
The little plates of food and picnic baskets are also super cute, fun details!
Here’s another picnic inspired bujo spread.
Created by @planning_with_danni, I really love this unusual idea of almost dissecting the sandwiches, and seeing them before as initial slices of cheese and loaves of bread, etc! A really cool idea.
I also love that they have been laid out in a kind of repeat pattern style; repeat patterns are such a good idea for bullet journal spreads, as you can carry them on as much as you want and fill your pages if you wish, or just add a couple of doodles here and there for simplicity.
Beach Bullet Journal Spread Inspo
The beach is a great theme for your June bullet journal spread, as most people are starting to enjoy the longer days swimming in the sea and relaxing on the sand!
Check out some beautiful beach inspired spreads below:
This is a super fun, beachy bullet journal spread by @ivanajournals!
It really is everything beach vibes; cool drinks, surfboards, palm trees, etc!
I also really love the drawing style in this spread; it’s so vibrant and colourful that I really feel like I’m there, sipping the drink in the sun!
I really love the simplicity in this spread by @vandasbujo.
Just a cute line drawing of a boat, the sun and the sea, and a splash of bold colour here and there, and Vanda has created a really gorgeous bullet journal spread for summer. No need to complicate things!
I also really like the idea of drawing something in a polaroid style frame; it helps to make your page seem full, but without having to completely fill it with a drawing and colour.
Vanda has used a silver colour from a pen to give it a 3D effect, and make it seem like there is a polaroid stuck onto the page, which is a great idea. You could also use washi tape if you wanted a 3D effect (or just couldn’t be bothered to draw it yourself, ha!).
June Bullet Journal Spread Idea: Gardening Bujo Theme
This June bullet journal review page by @twosidesofabulletjournal is simply magical!
I love the different plant and flower illustrations dotted around the page; it’s always so interesting seeing people’s drawings.
Gardening is definitely a great theme idea for June; the plants and flowers are enjoying the sunshine, just like the rest of us!
And there are so many different paths you can go down if you create a gardening theme; you can focus on beautiful flowers (of which there are hundreds!), vegetables, the green grass, gardening tools like rakes and shovels, plant pots… The list goes on!
Random June Bullet Journal Ideas
Lastly, here are some cute bullet journal spreads for June I simply had to share.
They didn’t really fit into a category of their own, but I thought they made really nice June theme ideas!
This bullet journal theme by @elobujo.teacher is so sweet.
I love the bee doodles, and the little hedgehog catching butterflies in its net; it’s adorable!
Remember, your spreads don’t need to be full of a certain colour or doodle to create a strong theme.
Just a few bee doodles and a lil’ hedgehog catching butterflies is all this spread needs!
This is a really unique bullet journal spread idea for June, created by @journal_with_joyce.
The colourful canal houses are drawn beautifully, and whilst they’re not a typical theme idea for June, but the colours are so vibrant and uplifting that they really give the spread a cheery, summery mood.
I also love this idea of drawing buildings/ a place as part of a theme for the month if you are visiting that place during that month.
For example, if you are visiting Venice in June, your spread theme can be buildings on the water’s edge and gondolas!
This is such a fun, vibrant bujo spread for June!
Again, this spread kinda gives me 60s vibes, with the bubble text and the funky rainbow of colours.
I also like the music quote at the bottom; another good idea to make your June spread more personal is to focus your theme on a band you are going to see that month, or a festival you are attending!
June Bullet Journal Theme Ideas Roundup
I hope these amazing bullet journal spreads have given you ideas for your June spread.
Perhaps even for June over the next few years!
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Looking for theme ideas for your next bullet journal spread?
Maybe you’ve been bullet journaling for years, and have used up all your good theme ideas.
Or perhaps you’ve decided to create your first bujo spread… but don’t really know how themes work.
This post is all about bullet journal themes, including a massive list of bullet journal theme ideas for you to try (we’re talking hundreds!).
What is a Bullet Journal Theme?
If you’re new to the bullet journaling world, you might be wondering what a bujo theme is.
A bullet journal theme is when you give your content a certain look to help tie it all together.
Monthly themes are the most common, where you make sure all your spreads within that month follow a consistent style.
Do I Need A Theme For My Bujo Spread?
The short answer is: no, you don’t need a theme for a bullet journal spread.
However, they are super fun to create! And help give your spread a bit of life.
Where To Find Bullet Journal Theme Ideas
As a bujo newbie, it can be difficult to come up with a theme to start off your bullet journal.
And if you’ve been in the bullet journal world for a while, chances are you’ve used a lot of themes already, and are looking for fresh theme inspiration.
Before you reach the massive list of bullet journal theme ideas, here are some places where you can find ideas for your next bullet journal theme:
Make notes throughout your day. Inspiration can strike at any time! Whilst you’re out and about, make sure to keep something on you that you can jot down your bullet journal ideas down as they come to you. You can keep a small notebook and pencil, or create a note in your phone that you can revisit.
Look online (websites, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook groups, Reddit). One of the joys of the internet is you can find plenty of inspiration (and fast!). Most social media sites will have bullet journal content you can use as inspiration; Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook pages or bullet journaling Facebook groups; most social media sites will have bullet journal content you can use as inspiration. The hashtag “#bulletjournalideas” has over 1 million posts on Instagram at the time of writing!
Ask bujo buddies. Lastly, if you can’t find any ideas that inspire you online, try asking friends, family, or other bujo buddies for themes you can try.
Read round up posts of bujo theme ideas (like this one!). In this post, I’ve done all the hard work for you! And you should finish reading feeling inspired, and have lots of creative ideas for your next bujo spread.
Where To Use A Bullet Journal Theme
If you want to create a theme in your bullet journal, you need to give your designs a consistent “look”.
You can do this in the following places to help create an overall theme:
The cover page: when you start planning a monthly spread, a cover page is used to introduce the month. You can include a theme look in your cover page for whatever month you are creating; this will help to introduce the theme for the rest of the spreads you will create throughout the month.
Headers: as you’re creating your various spreads in your bullet journal, the headers of any pages can be drawn with your theme in mind.
Doodles: who doesn’t love to doodle! If you’re a creative who likes to add drawings into your spreads, you can draw images that relate to your theme.
Trackers: these are a great feature to include in your spreads to track different behaviours. You can design your trackers with theme colours and designs in mind.
Logs: similar to trackers, your logging sections (like future logs) can be drawn to fit your theme.
Quotes: lastly, if you’re including quotes in your spreads, you can select specific quotes that relate to your theme, such as quotes about flowers for spring. Or you can pick a quote that isn’t necessarily related to your theme, but draw it in a way that the design of the quote is.
Bullet Journal Theme Ideas for 2022
Now you know where you can be including your theme in your bujo spreads, below are the best bullet journal themes you can try!
Bullet Journal Seasonal Theme Ideas
As bujo themes are often used for monthly spreads, it can be really helpful to think about the time of year you are creating the spread for.
Below are some bullet journal theme ideas organized by season:
Bujo Spring Theme Ideas
Check out some amazing spring spreads from Instagram below:
Snails are a super cute spring theme spread to try!
I love the spread created by Jenny (pictured above).
Bujo Spring Theme Ideas
The snails and flowers definitely give spring vibes, and the warm colours used also remind me of the sun starting to show in the spring months.
I also really like the use of washi tape and paper; it makes the spread look so full and have depth, without stealing the show from the cute snail illustration!
This gorgeous spring inspired cover page is created by Nadia.
The quote is beautiful, and ties in really well with the illustration below it.
I also like the mixture of illustrations and patterned paper used; adding cut outs instead of colouring in your designs can help to add more texture to your spreads.
This is another example of a really subtle spring inspired spread by Sarah.
The flowers and pastel colours create a light and upbeat vibe perfect for Spring.
I also love the use of layering the different paper and washi tape to help give the spread depth!
This spring spread by Bien is bright and beautiful!
It’s inspired by King’s Day, when the Dutch celebrate their King’s Birthday.
The colourful tulips give the spread an upbeat vibe; remember, your spreads don’t need to be super detailed to be a theme spring. Some bright and colourful flowers are all you need, as Bien has shown here with gorgeous tulips.
I love bees and flowers for a spring theme, and this one by writing_with_rachel_ combines the two beautifully!
The layering of the vivid yellow honeycombs behind the darker purple flowers really gives the spread depth, and help to make the flowers pop.
Using a combination of two theme colours is a great idea, especially if they’re opposite on the colour wheel (like Rachel has done here).
Flowers and butterflies are a great idea if you’re looking to create a feminine spring theme.
This spread by hoaslife is a really great example; the gentle shades of pinks create a really soft vibe.
I also really like butterflies in a spread as they’re so flexible; you can add one or two/ a handful as Hoa has done, or absolutely fill your pages with them!
This is a super cute Easter inspired spread created by Anigmandra.
Eggs and bunnies are both a great theme idea for spring, so why not include them both?!
In this creation, the bunnies are holding eggs that are for a habit tracker, but you could have anything on the eggs; calendars, small eggs to colour in as part of a mood tracker, etc.
This is another cool bee-inspired spread, created by sophia9_bujo.
The beauty of this spread is really in the simplicity; with just a few hexagons, some splashes of yellow and orange, and a happy lil’ bee at the bottom, and Sophia has created a really fun and full looking page!
If you’d rather focus on an event for your spring bujo theme, you can focus on an event or occasion that occurs.
Check out some of them below:
Mardi Gras Day/ Fat Tuesday/ Pancake Day: March 1st
St Patrick’s Day: March 17th
Mother’s Day UK: March
April Fool’s Day: April 1st
Arbor Day: April
Earth Day: April 22nd
Cinco de Mayo: May 5th
Mother’s Day US: May
Memorial Day US: The last Monday in May
Ramadan: between March and May, depending on the year
Summer Theme Ideas
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Bullet Journal Summer Theme Inspiration
Below are some awesome summer inspired bullet journal spreads:
This spread by Sarah is everything summer!
I love the mix of the different illustrations, as they’re all on theme for summer, but allow her to use a mix of really vibrant colours.
Don’t feel you have to stick to one idea for your summer spread; this is a perfect example of how to add a bit of everything to a spread, and still make it look super cute!
Shells are a simple but effective nod to summer, and this mood tracker by Nani has definite summer vibes thanks to the cute shell illustrations!
The colours you use can also greatly influence the theme for your spread; Nani has coloured in the mood tracker with vibrant colours related to summer, such as blue for the sea and yellow for sand.
So keep in mind how colours can also add to a theme; oranges and reds can give an autumnal vibe, and blues and cooler shades will remind people of cold winters.
Sea creatures are definitely on theme for summer, and the jellyfish illustrations in this creation by Adele are absolutely gorgeous!
I love the use of watercolours; the jellyfish appear to be floating under the sea.
There are just 3 jellyfish and a quote in this spread, but it still looks full and complete. So don’t feel you have to fill your page in order to create a theme; just a few drawings and a bit of colour is all you really need!
Here’s another example of a beautiful sea creature bullet journal spread for summer, created by July.
Often when people think of under the sea, they tend to jump to blue.
But this spread uses warmer tones like yellows, reds and oranges, proving that you can use an array of colours for an under the sea theme!
What’s more summery than palm trees?!
This tropical mood and habit tracker by dreamlyjournal has serious tropical vibes; the warm colours especially remind me of sitting on a beach in the sun!
Sea creatures = summer vibes!
This spread, again by Adele, has the perfect summer feel.
The stunning turtle and flowers drawing with a bit of colour is all that’s really needed to make this into a summery spread!
A nautical inspired spread is another way to nail the summer theme.
This spread created by journalbyrosemary is a different way to capture the beauty of the sea, focusing on lighthouses and boats rather than the sun and sand.
Here is another beautiful example of a lighthouse theme for summer created by le_bujo_de_morro:
I love the rope border surrounding the illustration in the middle, with the lighthouse slightly breaking through!
If the beach isn’t your thing, perhaps food is a better theme idea.
I love this watermelon spread by ziuredo:
What’s more summery than watermelon?
I also love how simple this spread idea is; just a few slices of watermelon here and there, and you’ve got the perfect summer inspired spread!
There aren’t really many official holidays in summer, but you can certainly create a bujo spread inspired by the following:
Father’s Day: June
Independence Day: June 4th
Fall Theme Ideas
Bujo Fall Theme Inspiration
Here are some wonderful Fall bullet journal spreads!
I LOVE this October cover page by Rosemary; it’s a whimsical mushroom ring!
Mushrooms are so autumnal, and easy to incorporate into any spread; you can add lots like Rosemary has here, or add one or two here and there. Whatever suits you!
I also really love the colours used; reds, browns and oranges also add to the fall theme, as the leaves start to change to these shades around this time of year.
What says fall more than pumpkins?!
I love this pumpkin moodtracker by _jessdoodles. It’s a really interesting twist on a mood tracker; rather than adding colour like you typically see, instead you give your pumpkins little faces depending on your mood.
Such a sweet idea!
This is another great autumn bujo idea created by Vane.
Orange is a definite fall colour, and this spread uses just that!
I also love the little fox at the bottom; adding an autumnal animal(s) to your spreads, such as foxes, hedgehogs, squirrels, etc, are an easy way to give your spread a fall vibe.
The quote is also very sweet, and adds to the fall theme. You can add a quote about leaves, autumn, or anything to do with fall!
This is an amazing Halloween inspired spread created by lillyjosefus.
Just like with the other seasons, you can choose to focus on an event that occurs in that season and incorporate it into a theme, like Lilly has done here.
It has Jack-O-Lanterns, bats, ghosts, candycorn, and then just fall related illustrations like leaves and hot drinks.
This awesome October cover page was created by bujo.with.josh.
Creating your own drawing inspired by the season is a unique way to give a definite feel to your spread, like Josh has done here with his quirky Halloween inspired illustration.
This stunning September spread created by makin_art uses beautiful earthy colours and brown tones.
I love the blocks of colours and the line drawings layered on top to create depth.
Selecting a colour associated with fall and using different shades is a cool idea for an Autumn inspired spread; I imagine this would also look amazing in orange, with line drawings of leaves on top.
Chuseok: between late September and early October, depending on the year
Oktoberfest: late September and early October, depending on the year
Halloween: October 31st
Diwali: between late October and early November, depending on the year
Day of the Dead: 1st – 2nd November
Thanksgiving: 4th Thursday in November
Moon Festival: Between September and October depending on the year (15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese calendar, which is in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar)
Bonfire Night: November 5th
Remembrance Sunday: November
Winter Theme Ideas
Bullet Journal Theme Inspiration for Winter
Here are some amazing winter bullet journal spreads:
I love the snow globe idea for a winter bujo cover page; above is a beautiful example created by Nina.
The house in the snow in this illustration definitely has a wintery feel, but you can put anything in your snow globe drawing. A snowman, sled, a fir tree; there are so many options!
Who doesn’t think of Christmas when it comes to winter?!
There are so many different Christmas themes you can try, and presents/ gifts are excellent as they’re so versatile; you can do a quote about gifts with a cute illustration of presents to go with it, add a few gift doodles here and there, etc.
I really like this gift themed mood tracker created by Eva; a simple present is a really great doodle to use for a mood tracker, as it’s really easy to replicate.
I also like that the ribbon has split the present into four sections, so Eva can track her mood really thoroughly throughout the day, rather than just sum it up at the end of the day!
If you’re a bit more of an Elsa, and you’d rather a cooler tone to your spreads, icey blues, silvers, and whites are a good alternative to the reds, greens, golds, and other cosy colours sometimes associated with the winter months.
A great way to use blues and whites is to go with a snowflake and ice theme.
Snowflakes are so intricate and magical, that they make for beautiful spreads, as Rita shows here!
There’s no denying it; Christmas is one of the best things about Winter!
And this spread by all.in.a.notebook is all things Christmas.
The candy canes, snowflakes, gingerbread, baubles; what more could you want?!
I also really love the Christmas-sy Gonks; these seem to have been gaining more popularity in recent years, and they’re a great theme idea for your bullet journal!
When I first saw this winter themed bujo spread by illustrated_joy, I was convinced it was a printed out picture that had been stuck in.
But it’s actually a painting!
A snowy scene is a great winter inspired theme for your bullet journal, but don’t think you have to be an amazing artist to create one.
Joy has a serious amount of talent, but you can paint, sketch, draw, or even do a simple doodle of a snow covered landscape; whatever suits your skill set!
Sometimes, all it takes is for a simple drawing to create an awesome theme.
Julia has done exactly that; she’s taken cosy mittens, and made a super cute theme for the month with it! Repeating the mitten doodle throughout her spreads.
I love that each spread has a fun and unique layout, and no doubt Julia will have taken a great deal of time planning these spreads!
Labor Day: December 5th
Hanukkah: December 10th – 18th
Las Posadas: December 16th – 24th
Winter Solstice/Yule/ Christmastide: December 21st
Soyal: December 22nd
Christmas Eve: December 24th
Christmas: December 25th
Boxing Day: December 26th
Kwanzaa: December 26th – January 1st
New Year’s Day: January 1st
Epiphany/ Three Kings Day: January
Chinese New Year: between January and February depending on the year
Groundhog Day: February 2nd
Valentine’s Day: February 14th
The Super Bowl: February
Bullet Journal Theme Ideas by Colour
Another fun bujo theme spread idea is to design your spreads based on a certain colour.
Below are some colour-inspired bullet journal theme ideas!
Red Bujo Theme Ideas
Red animals: ladybird, octopus, lobster, crab
Red food: apples,cherries, strawberries, watermelon, raspberries, chillies
Red flowers/ plants: roses,poppies,
Red cartoon characters: Elmo, Angry Bird, Pumba, The Incredibles, Mario, Mr Krabs, Lightning McQueen