Hi guys! Bullet journaling is the new big thing and I’m sure some of you could use a few tips and tricks. I have created a bullet journal myself and it has been so much fun! Here are my ideas…..
Top Three Places to Shop:
The first thing you need is a notebook. I used a plain notebook but a dotted one is best, although a squared one also works. Here are my top three places to buy one…
- Amazon: Has a greatly varied range of notebooks
- The Works: Has a few plain A4 notebooks with quotes on the covers. This is where I bought mine from.
- Waterstones: Has a few moleskin dotted/squared notebooks.
Decide on YOUR style:
Remember: this is YOUR bullet journal. Make it however you want! The classic styles are neat and organised or REALLY MESSY!
When do you want your bullet journal to start from? The next year? Or the next month?
Top Three Fonts:
So many people stick to just one font when there are sooooo many to choose from! Here are just a few examples:
- Cursive: cursive can make such a huge difference to your work and make it much more elegant.
- BLOCK CAPITALS: these make a clear statement and you can also do it many different styles!
- Bubble writing: this graffiti-style font is so much fun and again, many different styles can be chosen!
Do you like neat or messy? Time to choose! For the first page in your bullet journal, design an INDEX PAGE: a page (or more) for what you have on each page. Now, do you want it in the style of a book chapter index, or something completely different? YOU decide!
After your index page, leave a few pages – you don’t know how long your journal will be – and begin your new and exciting journey! Most people start with a future log like I did, but if you want to skip the organising part, begin with a Books to Read and Movies to Watch page!
For the FUTURE LOG, split two pages into 12 boxes (six on each side) with a small space between each one. Then, divide up each box into small boxes and add numbers – you may need a calendar or diary for this! You will also need to add some sort of coding system: one colour or shape for birthdays, another for special dates like school inset days or Christmas Day, and another for holidays etc…. Remember to add a key so you know which is which. Finally, add your months and get colouring! Even an organised notebook needs colours and embellishments!
For the Books and Movies, skip to a clean double page. On the left-hand side draw a bookcase and lots of books of different sizes and write down the books you want to read. On the right-hand page, draw a movie tape and some popcorn and write down the movies you want to watch! Finally, COLOUR!
Right, you’ve got your beginning. Now GET DRAWING! You could add a monthly log, use a space for notes, hashtags, quotes or even as a secret diary!
Finally gather all your fave pens, felt tips and pencil crayons and, using an elastic band, keep them with your bullet journal project!
Use Pinterest, Instagram and more social media websites for ideas if you’re stuck for inspiration!
Please tell me if you have been inspired to start your own bullet journal: I would love to know! Thanks for reading!