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
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
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 Herzén 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
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
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
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
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 🙂
7. 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 🙂
8. 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 🙂 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
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.
List of supplies I used:
- Rotring Tikky mechanical pencil – for drawing the first sketch
- Uni Pin fineliner drawing pen 0.1 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
- Glitter gel pens – for the spark!