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THE SIMPLEST OCTOBER BULLET JOURNAL IDEAS

It is quite incredible how fast this year is going, although most of us are practically standing still, with all the pandemic and lockdowns and quarantines. As life became much simpler in the past few months I guess it’s time for the simplest October Bullet journal ideas.

Working on October Bullet journal ideas I came to the conclusion that I really like patterns. There are practically no artistic skills necessary to use one pattern and turn it into a great cover page for your Bullet journal.

Since it’s October, it’s obvious that most of the ideas have something to do with fall and Halloween. Although Halloween is not a thing in my country, I think the Halloween ideas for a Bullet journal are amazing – they are super simple and I really like how they turn out.

Without further ado, check out the simplest October bullet journal ideas:

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Art Deco

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If you’ve seen any of the posts with Bullet journal theme ideas this year you’ve noticed Art Deco is always there as an idea. It is not only because the twenties have again arrived but because it is really the simplest possible idea for an amazing cover page. Whether you choose to make it full black or add a hint of gold, any Art Deco pattern you choose will be amazing and all you need to know is how to handle a ruler for the straight lines. And that’s it! You don’t have to be an artist to create an Art…Deco cover page πŸ™‚

Bubbles

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One thing that will always be the simplest idea for your Bullet journal theme is bubbles. You can make them in any pattern you want – as you can see here in a post Easy September Bullet journal ideas, I’ve also included bubbles but in a completely different form. My idea with letters floating in different bubbles looks kind of funny, I think I somewhat messed up the order – should’ve gone vertically instead of horizontally. Nevertheless, the color combination I chose also remind me of Halloween – the bubbles look like they’ve escaped from the witches cauldron πŸ™‚

Donuts

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It’s October – the weather is getting colder so it’s time for all the comfort food you can have πŸ™‚ Hence the donuts. Nothing better than a sweet sugary treat on a cold day (donuts and cinnamon rolls are my picks, definitely). Drawing donuts is super simple, you only need to know how to draw a circle and it doesn’t even have to be perfectly round – and that’s it. I know it’s not so visible on the image but the sprinkles on my donuts are made with glitter gel pens so they also have a bit of sparkle and make a perfect yet simple October Bullet journal idea.

Greek Pattern

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What does Greece have with October? I have no clue whatsoever. But as I was thinking about the simplest October Bullet journal ideas that would look awesome, somehow I stumbled upon this idea. Drawing a Greek-style pattern is incredibly easy, you just need a bit of concentration and that’s it. And I love the blue on the white combination – it really looks something else πŸ™‚

Halloween Candy

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If you were looking for really the simplest October Bullet journal idea here it is – the Halloween candy! There is nothing simpler to draw and it looks great! I realized that I love this repetitive pattern as it is really the easiest way to fill the whole page and for it to look great.

Leaf

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It’s fall. So the leaves fall. And the leaves are also one of those simple yet great ideas for your Bullet journal theme. Now that I look at this image of a leaf cover page, I think it would probably be way cooler if I’ve put that leaf instead of the letter “t”. What do you think? It would probably look cooler. So, here’s the idea for you πŸ™‚

Mushrooms

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I don’t know how is it where you live but the rains have started to fall heavily here in Croatia so it’s almost time to go mushroom picking in the woods. Luckily, I have loads of forest on the hills around me that hold the abundance of different mushrooms. I only pick two types and this one drawn is one type I pick. I don’t know its name but I know that this is an amazing idea for your October Bullet journal.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

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There are a lot of people who can’t wait for fall because of one thing – the pumpkin spice lattes. Well, we don’t have a Starbucks in our country so I’m not familiar with the appeal of such a latte. Although I do love pumpkin spice so I can presume I would love it. Maybe I’ll try to make it myself πŸ™ As I did this drawing of a pumpkin spice latte (without the Starbucks logo because I realized there is no way I would be able to draw it :)).

Pumpkins

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This repetitive pumpkin pattern is also one of the simplest October Bullet journal ideas and I must admit I really like it! I loved drawing it and I really like looking at it. I should’ve chosen pumpkins as my theme this month… They are really cute, they are super simple to draw and they look amazing! If you want your pumpkins to have more Halloween-look, just add carved faces on the pumpkins πŸ™‚

Spiderweb

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As I already mentioned, we do not celebrate Halloween here where I live but that doesn’t mean I can’t use it as my theme for my October Bullet journal. This is also one of the simplest Bullet journal themes I ever made. Making a spiderweb is really simple and easy – you just need a bit of concentration to follow the web and that’s it. It really couldn’t be simpler and it looks quite good if I might add. and the little spiders are a great touch πŸ™‚

Okay, that’s it. The list of the simplest October Bullet journal ideas is here. So, what will be your choice this month? Are you going for Halloween, fall or something completely unrelated? Share your ideas with me in the comments or on Instagram using #monthlyuglyjournal.

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EASY SEPTEMBER BULLET JOURNAL THEMES

September is here! Can you believe it’s already September? I know I can’t. Well, the time for setting your Bullet journal for September is now and I bring you a list of easy September Bullet journal themes everyone can make!

This month I chose really the simplest and easiest ideas for all levels of artistic skills. If you’re a complete beginner, don’t worry, these easy September Bullet journal ideas are meant for beginners!

So… September. For a lot of us, it’s the end of summer days, the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder, the schools are opening their doors. It’s a perfect time to start planning your days a little more, to organize your life again.

In order to start organizing using your Bullet journal, first, you need is a theme. That’s where I come in: with a list of ideas for an easy September Bullet journal theme. So, check it out!

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Art Deco

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No month this year can go without the Art Deco theme. Well, not just because of the twenties but because it is really simple to make and looks amazing! All you need is a ruler and a pen. I add golden letters just to add a bit of spark and make this easy September Bullet journal theme a bit more dazzling.

Bubbles

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No one can deny that drawing bubbles is the simplest and easiest way to fill your page. The simple doodle can make an amazing work of art, depending on the size and direction of the bubbles you choose. It’s really easy to draw and, as you can see, it can really look amazing. Side note: did you know you can’t say the word bubbles to sound angry? Try it out πŸ˜‰

Clouds

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It’s September. The summer sun is on its way out and the clouds are appearing more frequently. At least here in Croatia. Drawing clouds is one of the easiest themes you can choose for your September Bullet journal because it doesn’t require any level of expertise, all you need is a pen and some blue color (although, you can leave them blank too) and that’s it!

Cupcake

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I don’t know about you, but colder days bring in me the desire to bake and eat, well…everything πŸ™‚ And, I mean, who doesn’t like cupcakes?! I know I love them and I think they are a super cute idea for your September Bullet journal. And they are not so hard to draw! You can choose any color palette you like for the cupcake – and any topping, too πŸ™‚

Lavender

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I must admit I never knew how easy and simple it is to draw a lavender! All you need to do is press the tip of the brush pen on the paper enough times around the stem to form a lavender and that’s it. That’s it! I’m loving this theme idea. I think lavenders will be much more present in all my journal entries now πŸ™‚

Mountains

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Although it looks complicated because it looks beautiful, this is also simple to make. All you need is a compass and a black pen. Draw some peaks and choose all the shadows to be on the same side. Mountains are not in a straight line so your lines can be as crooked as you wish. Fill the shadow part with lines in any direction you want. And that’s it. An amazing yet easy September Bullet journal theme idea.

Pizza

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Do I really need to explain why pizza is an amazing idea for your September Bullet journal? Or any other month of the year? Yes, that’s what I thought πŸ™‚ So, pizza. Pizza is always a good idea and I don’t know a single person that doesn’t like pizza in some form. Therefore I thought it would be great to make it a theme for the September Bullet journal. To draw a pizza all you need to know is how to draw three basic shapes: a triangle, a rectangle, and a circle. Put it together, add some color and your pepperoni pizza is ready πŸ™‚

September soundtrack

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Although I’m always trying to savor that summer feeling as long as I can, with music and cocktails, eating ice-cream and a lot of fruit, it’s inevitable that the lively summer melodies will soon be replaced with more melancholic ones. But this cassette is more of an eighties type. Hence the colors πŸ˜‰ Do you remember cassettes at all? Do you remember rewinding it with a pencil? It’s amazing how far we’ve come since then. Well, another great idea for a September Bullet journal.

Watercolor trees

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A few months ago I discovered this “watercolor style” of drawing and I love it! My notebooks unfortunately can’t handle watercolors so I draw this with my brush pens. And it works great, too. The gist of it is to draw shapes with color and doodle some flowers, shapes, or in this case trees on and around it. And that’s it. Another easy September Bullet journal theme.

Back to School

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Although the school already started in a lot of countries, here in Croatia, it’s custom for school to start at the beginning of September. Since I’m not really an expert in drawing more complicated things and always seek ways to simplify everything, I thought this easy September Bullet journal theme is an excellent idea. As you can see in the photos of my Bullet journal, my “Back to School” theme works great for a monthly or a weekly log and I can imagine it as pencils with different colors for a mood tracker.

Well, that’s it! Share with me your choice for the September Bullet journal! You can share it in the comments or use a #monthlyuglyjournal on Instagram.

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BEAUTIFUL AND SIMPLE AUGUST BULLET JOURNAL IDEAS

July is almost over so now is the perfect time to start working on your August Bullet journal. And if you are searching for beautiful AND simple August Bullet journal ideas – read on!

They say August is the Sunday of summer because the school starts right after, the vacations are coming to an end and life is returning to normal (well, as normal as it will be with the pandemic still full-on).

Since a lot of people are taking their summer vacations in August, it was only logical to include lots of summer themes on this list of beautiful and simple August Bullet journal ideas.

All of the ideas on this list for a Bullet journal August theme are really simple to make yet they really look amazing! simplicity doesn’t have to be boring – as you can see on this list.

So, let’s see!

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Waves

august bullet journal - waves

The only thing you need for this theme is a compass, a pen and some blue pen for the waves. It’s super simple to make, doesn’t require any artistic skills, and really looks awesome!

Art Deco

august bullet journal - art deco

The simplicity of Art Deco elements is amazing! All you need is a ruler and a pen. I usually make it with a gold gel pen but decided to try making it with a black pen only and I must admit – I love it!

Flower Pattern

august bullet journal - flower pattern

I found this simple pattern on a flower vase and thought it would be a great simple idea for a Bullet journal theme – and I was right! It’s super simple to make, you can play with different colors and sizes as you feel like and it looks kind of cute, too.

Tiles

august bullet journal - tiles

This tile pattern is actually from a coffee cup my step-mother drinks from. Although it looks complicated, I assure you it’s really simple to make. all you need is a bit of patience because it takes a bit of time to make. I fell in love with Moroccan tiles patterns while working on ideas for March Bullet journal themes and this pattern seemed like a great fit for tiles and this month’s theme.

Avocado

august bullet journal - avocado

I’ve seen this theme multiple times and drawn in many different ways. It always looked fun so I decided to add it to this list. What I learned while drawing avocados is that they are super simple to make and that there is no possible way to make them all look the same πŸ™‚ But that’s their charm – every avocado is unique. This is one of my favorite ideas for a beautiful and simple August Bullet journal theme.

Pineapple

august bullet journal - pineapple

One of the beautiful and simple August Bullet journal ideas is definitely a pineapple! It looks complicated to make but in reality, it’s really easy. My biggest issue was the leaves, I simply couldn’t get the right shape but luckily I draw everything by pencil first so there’s room for errors. A lot of them πŸ™‚

Coconut cocktail

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Nothing has a more summer vibe than a cocktail in a coconut. And I was delighted when I realized how simple and easy it is to draw a coconut. I had more trouble with the little cocktail umbrella but overall I think it’s beautiful and a great idea for your August Bullet journal theme.

Lighthouse

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Here is one more summer and sea theme idea for your August Bullet journal. Everything on this cover page is really easy to draw – you just need a little concentration and a few colorful pens and that’s it. I especially like how the word ‘August’ became one of the waves. You must admit this looks awesome and it’s really not complicated to make.

Fish

august bullet journal - fish

Is it possible to have a summer themes list and not to include at least one idea with fishes? Well, I think not. So here it is. And since my artistic skills are not so formidable I decided to draw fish in the only way I know how – the simplest possible way πŸ™‚ And I love it! I love the repeating patterns of a simple thing, it can really look amazing as a whole.

Mondrian

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Okay, I said it before but I must say that this one is one of my all-time favorite ideas for a Bullet journal theme. It’s amazingly simple! All you need is a ruler, a black pen, a few basic colors and that’s it. As you can see in my Bullet journal, it works amazing as the whole month’s theme, for monthly and daily logs. It’s obvious that this beautiful and simple August Bullet journal theme was inspired by famous Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

What do you think about my list of beautiful and simple August Bullet journal ideas? Did you find what you like? I hope you did and I hope you’ll share it with me in the comments or using a #monthlyuglyjournal on Instagram.

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SIMPLE IDEAS FOR JULY BULLET JOURNAL


Can you believe June is over and it’s already July?! It’s unbelievable how the time flies! But, that means it’s the perfect time to start working on your ideas for your July Bullet journal theme! In half of the world – the half I’m in, too – July marks the true beginning of summer and summer vacations, the sun, the sea, a lot of fun… so you can guess what will be the highlight of this list πŸ™‚

This list of simple ideas for the July Bullet journal theme has more or less that Summer feeling, although I did try to include some themes that are not connected to summer explicitly but that wasn’t so easy to do. Everything is drawn by me and it’s the simplest yet the most beautiful ideas for a July Bullet journal theme that I could think of.

So, let’s check it out!

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Watermelon

july bullet journal watermelons

I think nothing says “summer” more than ice-cream and watermelon. Since I already included ice-cream in my previous post with ideas for June Bullet journal, this month is watermelon’s turn πŸ™‚ You know what’s great about this idea, except for the fact that it’s super cute? Watermelons are really simple and easy to make. My hand was shaking all the time as I was drawing it but you can hardly notice – it’s perfectly imperfect!

Cocktail

july bullet journal cocktail

Okay, nothing says “summer” more than ice-cream, watermelons AND cocktails! I must admit that drawing this glass was far more complicated than I anticipated – but not impossible! If you have pens that are blendable or if you can use watercolors in your Bullet journal, I recommend it for the drink – the transition from yellow to red is awesome and it really reminds of the hot summer nights and beach parties πŸ™‚

4th of July

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Although I’m not American it was hard not to include the 4th of July on this list of simple ideas for the July Bullet journal theme. This theme celebrates American Independence day and this is the simplest idea I could think of. It’s really simple yet it looks great! And you can use the same layout for New Year or January – just switch colors!

Lemons

july bullet journal lemons

To add to the list of “summery” things – here are some lemons! I love lemons! Especially in the summer. They are refreshing, they mix well with cocktails and lemon ice-cream is amazing (I just recently found out that). And just look at them: like a bunch of warm suns! Beautiful! And as you can see, they are quite easy to draw – a perfect choice for your July Bullet journal.

Little boat at sea

july bullet journal boat at sea

Ugh, I got one more “nothing says summer like…” No, really, can you imagine the summer without the sea? And preferably a little boat? I know I can’t. This is one of those ideas for the July Bullet journal theme that is extremely simple to make but the end result is fabulous!

Watercolor flowers

july bullet journal watercolor flowers

Well, as you can see, the Bullet journal cover I made isn’t actually made with watercolors. My notebook isn’t strong enough to handle the watercolors so I had to do it with basic markers, but it still looks fantastic! So, this July Bullet journal theme is really simple to make: draw colorful squares and on them draw a flower or a plant you know how to make. Or doodle whatever you want. Whatever you choose it’s bound to look great. This really is a perfect idea for your July Bullet journal – and any other month too. You can’t miss with this one πŸ™‚

Butterflies

july bullet journal butterflies

Butterflies are also one fantastic idea for your July Bullet journal theme. They are amazingly beautiful and you don’t need to be an artist to draw them. You can choose whatever color combination is your favorite and that’s it! It’s a simple, versatile and very beautiful idea for any month of the year, not just July.

Art Deco

july bullet journal art deco

If you have seen my previous posts with monthly Bullet journal ideas, you may have noticed that I have included Art Deco on this list every month of the year. Well, the twenties are here, they are still not roaring but there’s time πŸ™‚ I have discovered my love for Art Deco doing these lists and I think it’s a great idea no matter the year or the month. These simple, geometrical lines are easily made with a ruler and you don’t have to have an inch of creativity in you and it will still look great. Add some metallic or glitter gold pen and that’s it – amazing!

Lost at sea

july bullet journal lost at sea

A secluded island, a couple of palm trees, a hammock (and preferably a cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other)… that’s what my ideal summer vacation would look like. And it sounds like a perfect idea for your summer/July Bullet journal theme. At first, it might look a bit complicated to make believe me – it’s quite simple to make. Just draw it out with a pencil first and you’ll see how simple it is. You can hop on my Instagram here to check the full theme with palm trees I did last year in August.

Ready for the beach

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So, my beach bag is ready, the sunglasses are here, my flip-flops on my feet… All I need is the sea! This is a theme I chose for my July Bullet journal. Beach bag and sunglasses which I tried recreating for weekly log, too. The sunglasses were much complicated to make so I think I’ll go with beach bags πŸ™‚

Okay, that’s it! Which ideas for July Bullet journal is your favorite? What did you choose for this month’s theme? You can share your ideas with me in the comments or use a #monthlyuglyjournal on Instagram.

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