Even though it is a little late, I thought I should share with you my bullet journal spreads for the month of December. Feel free to use my ideas, share with friends, and tell them about where you found them.
Supplies I Used
- Crayola Supertip Markers
- Pigma Micron 05
- Papar Mate Flair
- Acrylic water-based white paint pen
My first thought was to create a Winter Wonderland theme throughout this month. So, for my cover spread, I drew a snow globe, showcasing a little girl admiring her snowman and on the base, December.
Tip: You don’t need a compass to draw a perfect circle. Use anything circular that you can trace. Example: I used the base of my desk light.
I decided this spread should be more Christmassy and bright. So, I used Christmas references to make this beautiful note spread. I made sure to include a month overview, goal list, to-do list, and even a countdown to Christmas just for fun. Yes, the purpose of bullet journaling is productivity and organization. However, we would not be able to accomplish anything if we didn’t add just a little fun to keep us going.
Tip: To make the light-glare effect, color in the bulb with the Crayola Supertip Marker and then simply add a line of white marker or paint pen.
For the month spread, I wanted to go more traditional and natural. For this I drew poinsettias and leaves. I also included some small mahogany colored buds. The font I used for the title reminds me of a reindeer. I’m not quite sure why (it might be the curliness of the ends) but it goes well with my theme.
Tip: Use different shades of the same color to create a 3-dimensional look.
For my weekly, I decided to go much simpler, and this is because I need to be able to copy all of this times however many weeks there are in the month plus carry-over. So, I just used a pretty mint green and a little red to carry though with my theme. I like to label my weekly spreads with numbers as a reminder to take one week at a time.
Tip: Don’t worry about anything being perfect. You might think that if everything is perfect then you won’t have to worry, but actually it will just make it worse when you make the smallest of mistake. Remember, you are the only person who has to see this, so mistakes, they’re just between you and your journal.
This month, I decided to keep everything simple with only one collection (not including the Christmas Countdown). I chose a mood tracker. Mood trackers are by far my favorite collection because you can make them so cheerful and fun. Plus they’re super fun to fill out, so it’s easy to remember to do every day.
Tip: Many mood trackers are only on a scale from happy to not as happy. If you really want to track your mood, key in more emotions. Then, write down why you were feeling that way on that day and how you are going to handle it next time. It’s not going to do anything for you if you don’t know these things.