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IDEAS FOR MAY BULLET JOURNAL SPREAD

The month of May is almost upon us, so now is the perfect time to start working on your May Bullet journal spread!

This month, as before, I wanted to help you with ideas for your May Bullet journal spread, The ideas I bring you here are simple to make but look amazing nevertheless. To prove that literally anyone can make this I drew them myself. And you know I’m no artist.

Although I drew all the cover pages myself, most of them were not my ideas – all of the amazingly talented people who are responsible for these ideas are named, so you can see the originals too.

So, let’s see the ideas for May Bullet journal spreads:

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1. Star Wars

May Bullet journal Star Wars

Every Star Wars fan knows that fourth of May celebrates George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise. Hence, this simple idea! If you are a fan of Star Wars this is perfect for your May Bullet journal. Since drawing a Death Star, Yoda or any other character from Star Wars is a bit too complicated to draw, I opted for this simpler version with the logo of the resistance and recognizable Star Wars font.

2. May flowers

May Bullet journal May flowers

In this post for April Bullet journal spread ideas we had rain and we all know that “April showers bring May flowers” so here they are. These simple, black and white flowers are the idea I borrowed from Sophie HerzΓ©n on Pinterest. I love drawing flowers in any shape and form because that is their beauty: you can make them any kind you want, they are simple to draw and always look amazing.

3. May flowers – in a vase

May Bullet journal May flowers in a vase

How simple yet beautiful is this idea? Drawing simple flowers in different vases always look amazing and you really don’t need to be a Van Gogh to draw it. However you make them, they will always look great. And a touch of metallic and glitter gel pens I used is always a good option, too.

4. Cactus pots

May Bullet journal Cactus pots

For a very long time I have been watching all the cactus ideas but somehow never had the courage to try to draw them. I don’t know why I thought they are so complicated. Well, I bit the bullet and tried my hand in drawing them. And guess what? They were super easy to make! They look absolutely too cute and I’m sure I’ll be using them in my Bullet journal more often.

5. Happy bee

May Bullet journal Happy bee

To draw this happy bee I used a tutorial I found on Pinterest. It’s a step by step guide on how to draw a bee and it’s super helpful. Combining it with beeswax is a great idea for your May Bullet journal spread. The great thing about beeswax is that you can draw it throughout the page any way you want. And you can also use it as a habit or mood tracker too.

6. Night town

May Bullet journal Night town

Since most of the world is in lockdown at the moment because of coronavirus pandemic, I thought this would be cool as a “staying-at-home” idea. The idea for this town came from this post about easy things to draw from Shihori Obata. It gave me inspiration for this cover page. Now that I look at it, I think it would maybe be better if the windows were yellow, you know, like the lights were on. Because everybody is staying at home πŸ™‚

7. Art Deco

May Bullet journal Art Deco

Since the twenties are still going strong, regardless of the situation we are in, it’s a great idea to use the “roaring twenties” style in your Bullet journal this month, too. I love the Art Deco style because it uses simple lines and I have a perfect excuse to use my gold metallic gel pen πŸ™‚

8. Cute couch

May Bullet journal Cute couch

As I mentioned earlier, most of the people in the world are quarantined at the moment, so I guess most of us are spending a lot of our time on a couch – I know I do πŸ™‚ So here’s a cute couch to remind you to stay at home. If you need help with drawing it, here’s a great tutorial by Antonia Ritacco that I used.

9. Memphis style

May Bullet journal Memphis style

While I was searching for ideas to include on this list of ideas for the May Bullet journal spread, I came across this cover page by @bujodanaty. It looked so amazing that I simply had to include it! Also, I learned that this style is called Memphis style and is quite a recognizable design style. I fell in love with it instantly and will surely use it more in the future!

10. Hello May

When I saw this idea on make.trendvenues.com, I knew it will be my May Bullet journal spread theme. I love these paper planes and all the colors! And I must admit that this is my favorite theme so far. It looks almost cartoonish, it’s super simple to make and it looks amazing.

So, tell me, what idea from this list for May Bullet journal spreads is your choice? Share your ideas with me in the comments or use the #monthlyuglyjournal hashtag on Instagram to share it with me.

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APRIL BULLET JOURNAL THEME IDEAS

April is almost here so now is the perfect time to find some April Bullet journal theme ideas! And I’m happy to help you with them.

So, spring is here, flowers are more and more in bloom and everything in nature is waking up! So you can presume that this month’s ideas will be flowery, colorful and fun.

All of the April Bullet journal theme ideas I present you here are my own drawings, although the ideas are not always mine. I’ll share the link to the appropriate author – I don’t wanna take the credit!

I’m drawing everything myself to show you that YOU TOO can make a beautiful cover page and it doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful! Find the beauty in the simple things and do whatever feels right for you!

So, my April Bullet journal theme ideas I gathered for you:

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1. Geometric

April Bullet journal theme ideas

I really wanted o do something simple – really simple – to make but so it doesn’t look too bland. And I found this beautiful thank-you card and decided to use it as an April cover page. Of course, you can always choose some other colors but I really liked this pink combination – it’s very spring-like.

2. Alien abduction

April Bullet journal theme ideas

When I saw this picture on Pinterest I knew I had to use it sometime as a Bullet journal theme idea. Since most of the world is in quarantine at this point and many are preparing themselves for isolation and social distancing due to coronavirus pandemic, there is a feeling like our normal lives have been abducted, hence the alien abduction of April πŸ™‚ I think it’s super cute!

3. Daisies

April Bullet journal theme ideas

Yes, I know I had daisies as an idea for a March Bullet journal theme but daisies are actually more connected with April so I repeat them this month. And daisies are super cute and really easy to make so they seem like a perfect idea for ANY month theme. This idea came from Tea&Twigs.

4. Flowers all around

April Bullet journal theme ideas

How beautiful is this idea? I know, right?! @aaraujo.art is the brains behind this beautiful idea. These flowers and greenery really aren’t complicated to draw. They are really simple and anyway you make them they will look beautiful. It’s a perfect April Bullet journal theme idea.

5. Rainy clouds

April Bullet journal theme ideas

Well, we can’t have beautiful flowers without some rain. Hence, a little rain cloud πŸ™‚ This little rain cloud came from karamellkastanie.de. The first time I saw this I really loved it because those big raindrops look like gems. Well, kind of πŸ™‚ I really like how simple it is to make and it looks amazing!

6. Umbrella

April Bullet journal theme ideas

Under my umbrella-ella-ella-e-e-e πŸ™‚ So, while we’re talking about April showers, you can’t forget about umbrellas! What I realized doing this theme I found on Instagram by @ip_bujo, is that I honestly don’t know how to draw an umbrella! I think it took me at least ten sketches until I finally made one that looks almost okay πŸ™‚ So – it’s a bit harder this one, but with a little practice you can make it, too. It sure does look cute!

7. Comic book

April Bullet journal theme ideas

So, the idea behind this was in this Bang! I saw on Pinterest. I love those comic book letters and I think it can be an amazing idea to make any month of the year. It is really easy and simple to make and looks wow!

8. Happy camper

April Bullet journal theme ideas

Hopefully, this spring we’ll have a chance to enjoy the outdoors and be in nature. That was the idea behind this April Bullet journal theme idea – getting out in nature, enjoying the little things in life, sharing the love. You know, like hippies πŸ™‚ I didn’t know how to draw a camper but there’s a YouTube tutorial on how to make a camper for kids – I highly recommend πŸ™‚

9. The twenties

April Bullet journal theme ideas

The new twenties have just begun so if you’re planning to use an Art Deco/The Great Gatsby/the Twenties idea throughout the year, here is my April Bullet journal theme idea. I love how simple and geometrical is this cover page. It’s quite quickly done and looks amazing – especially if you do it with a gold gel pen, as I did πŸ™‚

10. Easter

  • April Bullet journal theme ideas
  • April Bullet journal theme ideas
  • April Bullet journal theme ideas

My choice for an April Bullet journal theme this year is Easter. This is an idea that is really easy to make and if you have kids, you can even include them – let them color the eggs! I used these colorful eggs throughout the month so my monthly spread and my weekly spreads all have a lot of color on them. I really love it because it’s so cheerful and there is no “wrong” drawing – everything you choose to make will look great.

So, what is your choice for the April Bullet journal theme? You can share with me in the comments or use a #monthlyuglyjournal on Instagram, where you can also check my other ideas.

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IDEAS FOR YOUR MARCH BULLET JOURNAL THEME

March is almost here so it’s time to find a perfect theme for your March Bullet Journal!

The month of March is actually a very good month for ideas! From St. Patrick’s Day and spring to International Women’s Day and daffodils – there is a vast array of ideas waiting for you! From all of the ideas, I picked out 10 for your March Bullet Journal theme.

All of the cover pages are hand-drawn but not all of the ideas are mine. The authors of these amazing ideas must get credit for their creativity. I drew these myself so I can show you that you, too, although you think you can’t draw – can make this! If I did it, so can you!

Well, March Bullet Journal theme ideas are:

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1. Shamrock

March bullet journal theme shamrock

It’s definitely impossible not to include anything related to St. Patrick’s Day in a March Bullet Journal! I wanted to keep it simple with this shamrock banner that anyone can make, and although it’s not very visible on the photo, a touch of glitter on the letters adds to that festive note!

2. Pot of Gold

March bullet journal theme pot of gold

It was hard to decide with which Irish theme should I go for March Bullet Journal so I decided to include both πŸ™‚ This pot of gold is very simple to make and looks great as a cover page!

3. Art Deco

March bullet journal theme art deco

Since the twenties came again, I realized I really liked the Art Deco style so it was inevitable to use it at least once again this year (other than January). I love these simple lines and just a touch of gold that elevates this March cover page to another level.

4. Hot air balloon

March bullet journal theme hot air balloon

This is a super cute cover page for March and it is super simple to make! I used this idea I found on Pinterest and simplified it a bit. Making a hot air balloon is really a simple task so even if you think you’re not artistic enough, believe me – you can do it!

5. International Women’s Day

March bullet journal theme internationa women's day

March is the month in which we celebrate International Women’s Day and I simply had to include it in my list of ideas for March cover page. Since I really don’t know how to draw complicated stuff, I decided on this simple sign with a quote from Maya Angelou – and I think it looks awesome!

6. Green wreath

March bullet journal theme green wreath

Spring is almost here and everything is starting to change color into green – and I love it! The waking up of nature after the winter always seems like a miracle. Of course, I needed to include something green (other than St. Patrick’s shamrocks) on this list so here it is: the wreath of green plants!

7. Daffodils

March bullet journal theme daffodils

While I was searching for ideas for the March cover page list, I found out that daffodils are March birth flowers. That’s why they are a perfect idea for your March Bullet Journal. And if you don’t know how to draw a daffodil (like me), here is a perfect tutorial that will help you!

8. Daisies

March bullet journal theme daisies

I found this birthday card the other day and it looked like a beautiful idea for a cover page! I honestly thought that daisies don’t grow so early in the year but then I realized – it’s almost spring! And while searching for something green for my photos, I found a bunch of daisies in my backyard!

9. Moroccan tiles

March bullet journal theme moroccan tiles

This idea has nothing to do with March but I think it’s a great idea for any month of the year! I really wanted to do this Moroccan tiles for quite some time but it all seemed so complicated. Then I found this idea on Pinterest and decided to recreate it. And I love it – absolutely love it! Blue is my favorite color so this is my favorite idea for a cover page ever!

10. Colorful

March bullet journal theme colorful

Before I realized I would love the Moroccan tiles so much, I opted for this colorful page for my March theme. This technique was always my favorite when I didn’t know what to draw: just make random lines on the paper and draw each part different color! It’s always different and it’s very soothing to make!

So, what is your theme for your March Bullet Journal? You can check my full spread on my Instagram and if you want to share yours, leave it in a comment or use a hashtag #monthlyuglyjournal on Instagram.

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