Happy Thursday! I hope your week has been great so far! I feel like mine has gone by super quick to be honest! It’s already Thursday!? I’ve definitely been busy this week and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down in the week to come, so I want to apologize if my social media presence isn’t as prominent as it typically is BUT I’m still here and that’s what matters.
Today I’m writing a bullet journal themed blog post. For any of you who haven’t bullet journaled before, have never heard of it, or don’t really know where to start this will be a great blog post for you to read! BUT you might find it helpful to read my blog post explaining WHAT a blog post is. If you’d like to read that first you can click here. I have other bullet journal related posts as well, and you can read all of those by clicking the “bullet journal” tab on the menu here on my blog.
I personally set up my bullet journal with specific spreads on the first couple pages, and then individually do my months with a different theme! This keeps it fun (for me) and creative as well. But sometimes you can feel like you’re in a creative rut, and aren’t sure what to pick as your monthly theme….so I thought it would be a super fun blog post to share a ton of monthly theme ideas for your bullet journal! In case you ever find yourself in a rut – I know I have found myself in this position, so this blog post might come in handy for myself later on!
If you’re in a rut, and can’t think of any specific theme, a super easy idea is to think of a holiday that happens in that particular month and center your theme on that! So for example:
New Years Eve, Valentines Day, St. Patricks Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas. You could also do a “birthday” theme for the month of your birthday including presents, balloons, party hats, confetti!
There are a lot of themes that I have done, and seen that are nature themed! Again, you can consider this one seasonal, or just something you love to doodle! Lavender, Cactus, Succulents, Roses, Dandelions, Palm Trees, Autumn Leaves, Cherry Blossoms. Animals could also be considered in this category: sea creatures (fun coloured fish, jelly fish, whales, dolphins, shark week), autumnal animals (like foxes, deer, squirrels), summer animals (like caterpillars, butterflies, ladybugs, bumblebees, bugs in grass.), Reindeer around christmas time. I also saw a really fun CORGI themed bullet journal this past month and I thought that was super fun!
Something that I’ve been having a lot of fun with lately is creating a collage style bullet journal. This is where I print out photographs, or find fun things to glue into my bullet journal. This can be in addition to your current theme, or it can BE the center of your theme. For example, in July my theme was really just the colour blue – and then I glued in pictures that I liked, that really did not have a relation with each other. The only real theme was the same font I used throughout the month and the same colour.
However, this month I’ve done a mixture of the two. This month my theme is COFFEE. I have put in doodles of coffee mugs and coffee beans. But I’ve also glued in cut outs from takeout bags from local coffee shops. If you’re trying to think of things to clue into your bullet journal, think of your own personal pictures (if you have a lot of polaroid pictures), think of coloured contruction paper, think of paint samples from your local Home Hardware. These are all fun things you can glue into your journal that add something to it!
If you have a really fun washi tape that you want to use, you can make that your “central theme” or you can try to find a way to incorporate it into a different theme!
Your Favourite T.v show
A super fun one that I recently did in August is a monthly theme based on one of your favourite T.V shows. I did the show F.R.I.E.N.D.S and it was super fun to include quotes I think are funny from the show, and doodle iconic moments from the show. I think this is a really fun one to do because you’ll constantly be smiling while you’re doing it. You don’t necessarily HAVE to do the show FRIENDS. I feel like some other good ones would be: The Office, That 70’s Show, How I Met Your Mother, Greys Anatomy, Suits, How to Get Away with Murder, and others!
Some of my FAVOURITE themes I’ve done this year have been food related. There are a TON of options if you’re able to take your creativity and run with it. Here are some options: Citrus fruits (lemons, limes, grapefruit, oranges.), Donuts, Cherries, Coffee, Pumpkins, Candy, Pineapple, Watermelon, Kiwi, Avocado, Sushi, Apples, Ice-Cream, Birthday Cake, Pie, PIZZA.
I’m not really sure how I would categorize these next themes, so I figured I would just add some extra ideas that I think are fun here! Hot Air Balloons, Beach Themed (towels, sea shells, umbrellas, popsicles.) Superheros/comic book, Farm Themed (barns, wheat, corn), Winter themed (mittens, hats, scarfs, sweaters, hot chocolate, boots), Movie theme (film, popcorn, action sign, directors chair), DISNEY theme (different disney characters), A sport you like (soccer, football, basketball, tennis), “back to school” (books, pencils, desks, your school colours), polaroid themed (draw polaroid cameras, pictures), City theme (draw buildings, cars, street lights), Music theme (your favourite songs, artists, lyrics, musical notes, record players, headphones, cassette tapes, iPods, walkmans.)
I know there’s a ton of other options for bullet journal monthly themes, but if I were to list all of the options, I think I’d be here for a while, and no one would want to read a novel length blog post LOL. But I’m always looking for new inspiration, so if you think I left something out or forgot a really awesome theme idea leave me a comment below or on any of my social medias!
If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen my ” followers pick my Bullet Journal theme” segment. This segment is a series of polls where YOU my followers pick a theme you like the most, in a tournament style, my list of potential options for my next bullet journal theme dwindles down from usually around 10-8 to ONE picked by you guys. If you leave me a comment I’ll make sure that YOUR theme idea is included in my next Bullet Journal poll! WHICH MEANS – I might be doodling one of your suggestions!
Till next time,