It can be hard to find the perfect bullet journal spread ideas. Each month I go to my favorite place on the internet: Pinterest, and look for inspiration.
Gathering ideas from the people that inspire me are a great way to start deciding what design I’ll make each month! I guess you’re a bit like me, hence why you’re here. And I won’t disappoint you, because I’ve selected the best bullet journal spread ideas for you.
If you haven’t started a bullet journal yet, I highly encourage you to do it. For me, it’s the best way to stay organized and keep track of everything important. I keep track of my expenses, my workouts and even the movies I watch!
BULLET JOURNAL TOOLS
Before starting my own bullet journal, I spent several months scrolling through bullet journal Instagram accounts telling me that I needed a $30 journal and a $50 worth pack of markers if I wanted to start a bullet journal. But you can actually do the same for a lot less!
If you’re just starting out on your BuJo journey, you don’t need to spend hundreds of money on professional tools as a lot of established bullet journals recommend you. Instead, I got more affordable options that do exactly the same:
Journal – I use this bullet journal I got for a really inexpensive price on Amazon. The pages are dotted, which makes it easier to draw straight lines and perfect squares. It has been designed exclusively for bullet journaling as you can see on the front cover. On the first page, it has a blank space led by “This bullet journal belongs to” that you can fill in with your name. I think this is so cool because it reminds me of the old vintage journals.
Pens – I use the Pigma Micron black finalizers for writing titles and lines. These are a bit more expensive than usual, but you can get a pack of 6 for a really good price on Amazon. Each one has a different size, so you can do everything with them and you won’t need to purchase any other pens. When bullet journaling, pens are probably the thing that you’re going to use the most, so investing in good ones from the beginning is a great idea.
Markers – I personally prefer minimalist bullet journals with clean spreads, so I’m not a big fan of markers. However, I add small touches of color here and there and I do it with my favorite pastel markers. If you like decorating your bullet journal with a lot of color I highly recommend investing in a pack of good quality markers.
Gold pen – on special occasions I’ll use this metallic gold pen. I only have one so I don’t really want to waste it writing everything in gold ink. It looks beautiful when combined with the Pigma Micron pens! This is definitely a good investment and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
25 Bullet Journal Ideas for April
If you don’t know where to get started, here are some great bullet journal spread ideas for April!
If you like using your bullet journal as a sketchbook you can try to add a few spreads with doodles just to practice. I love bullet journaling, but I also love drawing, this is why I’m always doodling small drawings in it!
Bullet Journal Balloon Month Cover
You can use the cover of your monthly spread to get artsy. This is also a great way to decide what theme you’ll do this month.
Cherry Blossom Monthly Spread
April is finally Springtime! This is the best month to choose a floral theme. I really love this cherry blossom decor, so I’ll definitely be doing this for the upcoming month!
Magical Themed Bullet Journal
I’m a huge fan of everything witchy. In fact, witches are my favorite magical creatures. A magical themed bujo spread is definitely on my to-do list.
Orange Themed April Bujo Spread
Do you know what I also love? Oranges. And fruit in general, to be honest, but oranges are one of my favorites, especially orange juice. If you love oranges as much as I do, you should try this bullet journal spread.
April Healthy Habits Tracker
How about a habit tracker to set healthy goals for April? I love using this square system so I can paint each square after I’ve been productive, it makes me feel so good and motivated.
Rain Drops Mood Tracker
April is also the rainiest month of the year. I like to pick a theme that is somehow related to the month.
How To Draw Food Doodles
“How to draw” spreads are always fun to add to your monthly setup. They are good for practicing and you know you can always come back to them in case you forgot the technique to draw something.
Beautiful Landscape Illustrations
If you feel like getting a bit more creative this month, I would suggest you get out of your comfort zone and try to make this beautiful landscape illustrations.
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How To Draw Step by Step: Plant Edition
Here’s another “how to draw” spread idea: this time with plant doodles. Perfect for Spring, right?
Flowers and Oranges Weekly Spread
I love adding color to my bullet journal weekly spread, even though sometimes I don’t know where to start. Well, flowers and fruit are definitely a great way to incorporate color into your bujo weekly spreads!
Watercolor Cacti Weekly Spread
You can make your weekly spreads a bit more interesting by adding touches of watercolor. These watercolor cacti are a great (and cute) example!
Books To Read Bullet Journal Layout
This year I’ve set myself the challenge to read at least 12 books. One of the best ways of making sure I accomplish it is by creating a “books to read” bullet journal spread.
Meal Planner Bullet Journal Spread
If one of your priorities is to stay healthy, here’s a fun meal planner you can copy in your bujo to plan your meals for the week!
Studio Ghibli Inspired Bujo Spread
If you’re a fan of the Studio Ghibli movies, you’ll love this Totoro bullet journal spread with tons of details.
Having a consistent morning routine is so important for me because it sets the start to a great day. Waking up early, eating a delicious breakfast and doing some exercise are some of the habits that have changed my life.
One Line A Day Spread
If you want to track your mood, setting a “one line a day” spread in your bujo can help you to stay aware of how you’re feeling every day and connect with your inner self.
Things To Do
This to-do list looks definitely cuter than mine. To-do lists can be so boring, so make sure to spice them up with a beautiful and colorful design.
One Word Per Day
This is very similar to the “one line a day” spread, only in this case you need to write one word to sum up your day.
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Book Rating Spread
This is the greatest idea to keep up with all the books you read. You don’t just write the titles down on a list, but also rate them with the stars metric.
TV Series Tracker
This is the same idea but instead of tracking books, you track the TV series you’ve watched! I’m definitely doing this one this year. Also, the small drawn televisions are the cutest thing!
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Dots and Graphic Mood and Habit Tracker
This mood and habit trackers are so visual and easy to follow!
Fine Lines Mood Tracker
This is a great idea to track your mood with simple lines. It’s quick and easy to do, and it also gives a minimalistic look to your bujo.
Monthly Cleaning Tasks
You can use one of the pages of your monthly spread to organize your cleaning tasks. I’ve been doing it for two months and it has been a huge game-changer for me.
Bills Monthly Spread
Here’s a good idea to take control of your budget and keep track of all your bills. Definitely a must in every monthly bullet journal spread!
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