November Bullet Journal Themes
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:
- Bonfire Night
- Cosy jumpers
- Day of the Dead
- Harry Potter
- Hot chocolate
- Pumpkin spiced latte
- Sugar skulls
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.
You can also check out Asba’s Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkhJ9qEytRRIQq4DufKVtg
November Bullet Journal Theme Ideas Roundup
As we’re getting to the end of the year, I hope you’re still finding these monthly bullet journal ideas helpful.
I really enjoy seeing the different artistic approaches, and how even though they are all for the same month of November, each spread is so unique!
And I hope they inspire you for your November journal.
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