It’s almost December and now is the perfect time to work on your Bullet Journal monthly spread. But before you start working on it, you need a perfect cover page and that’s where I come in – with 10 perfect ideas for your December cover page!
Searching for various cover pages for December proved to be more difficult than I imagined it would be. It seems that most people (well, me included :)) use the same theme: the holidays!
Since I couldn’t find ideas I wanted to share with you, I decided to make them myself! Of course, the main theme are still the holidays, but I managed to add some other that are not so Christmasy. Most of my inspiration came from Pinterest and Instagram, but the drawings are all mine.
So, check out 10 great ideas for your December Bullet Journal that look amazing but are not to difficult to make.
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1. Christmas tree made of ornaments
When I first saw this Christmas tree, I knew I had to include it on this list! It’s super cute and very simple to make. My inspiration came from oopsadaisyuk.com. I did this by hand but they offer a wonderful stencil that can help you draw it more easily and more beautiful.
2. Minimalistic winter village
The idea for this simple, minimalistic winter village came from Clayton from Best Ideas, who got it from a wrapping paper (btw, did I ever mention how much I love using wrapping paper in my journals?!). It’s simple, it’s beautiful and this touch of glitter on the stars gives it that extra spark.
3. Happy snowman
It doesn’t matter how old you are, but making a snowman always brings joy! I simply love it when it’s snowing and all the kids on the street start making their snowmen. It really warms my heart – the same as this happy snowman! This snowman also came from Clayton from Best Ideas.
4. Cute penguins
This family of cute penguins came from Kate Hadfield Designs, where she used it in her Bullet Journal monthly spread for December (btw, ALL of her monthly spreads are simply AMAZING!). The penguins are super cute and although you will have to put a bit more work to it, it’s not impossibly difficult – if I could make it, so can you!
5. Winter is coming
Although the acclaimed HBO show Game of Thrones came to its end earlier this year, I simply couldn’t resist making this cover page because, well, winter IS coming. Quite literally 🙂
There are millions of Christmas ideas for Bullet Journal Monthly spreads and cover pages, but there are very few for Hanukkah, which is also celebrated in December. So, I decided to include this idea on this list.
7. Washi tape ornaments
Every list of Bullet Journal monthly spreads must include one with washi tape. Washi tape is such a versatile tool, it would be a shame not to utilize it when you don’t have any other ideas, Last year I bought this cute winter set of washi tapes and they fit perfectly on this cover page.
8. Minimalistic trees
I simply love minimalism. You can see here that my Bullet Journal was always quite minimalistic. You don’t need to be a creative genius to make your Bullet Journal great! This idea was copied from @letteringwithleni, who also has AMAZING monthly spreads.
One of the ideas I wanted to include on this list was something hygge (“hygge” is an expression used for a cozy and comfortable way of life, used in relation to Danish culture). I wanted to do something like warm drinks or something similar, and while looking for inspiration online, decided to use the cover of the book The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking, the book that started the hygge trend.
10. Santa brings a present
This is my December cover page. As you can see, I too couldn’t resist the Christmas theme since I absolutely love Christmas and everything about it. This year I opted for a Santa Clause with a present, and although you can’t see it well on the photo, I added a bit of glitter to make it more festive. I love glitter pens and this is the perfect tune of the year to use them! That touch of sparkle makes everything better. You can see the rest of my Bullet Journal monthly spread on my Instagram.
What will you choose for your cover page this December? Share with me here or on Instagram – you can tag me or use a hashtag #monthlyuglyjournal
Supplies I used
Since I had a lot of drawing in front of me, there are a few supplies I used for it:
- Rotring Tikky mechanical pencil – for drawing the first sketch
- Uni Pin fineliner drawing pen 0.2 and 0.5 – for drawing it all out
- Tombow Fudenosuke calligraphy pen – for lettering
- Calli.Brush double-tip pens – for drawing in color
- Staedler colored pencils – for softer coloring
- Christmas washi tape – I can’t find the exact one I used, but Amazon has amazing different options to choose from, like this one
- Glitter gel pens – for the spark!