Ever since I shared a preview of my bullet journal on Instagram, I’ve fielded comments asking me how I put my title page together, questions asking me if it was time consuming, and other such tangents.
And in truth?
It was SO simple and not time consuming at all. In fact, it probably took me around 2-3 hours and I am over the moon with the results.
A title page is really something of a bonus when it comes to bullet journalling.
This year I wanted to be a little more creative with my journalling efforts. I felt like I rarely did anything ~creative~ offline and turned to spilling my creative ideas onto paper instead.
Let me show you how I make my bullet journal title pages, or, I suppose, how I put together my January spread and plan to continue to do so throughout the year!
Last year I just used a wreath sticker, wrote in the month and dates, and was done with it. But this time I wanted the entire thing to feel pretty, provide inspiration and be functional.
The ‘January’ lettering is inspired by the arguably iconic Diptyque candle stickers. I thought it was a fun, modern way to letter that wasn’t the typical calligraphy style, which I’ve not yet mastered.
To easily achieve this effect, I went onto Canva.com and used a Pinterest graphic template. Just replace the letters and then sketch onto your page in pencil, before filling in with a black pen.
Find the Canva template right here!
Next, a colour scheme. This year I’m just matching mine to the highlighted shades from my Future Log to minimise faff. Once I’d decided on a colour palette, I could log on to my Pinterest account and pull some appropriately hued images to print off.
I also happened upon some little photo decorations from my old Project Life stash. 3D stickers will work just as well, but I selected some gold, pink and navy decorations and added them to my printed Pinterest images.
Then, I rummaged around in my recycling for some brown paper. This formulated the subheading for my ‘Goals’ section, and the calendar I wanted to add to track my fitness efforts this year.
Fill in the required details on these scraps of paper, and then you can begin arranging the elements on your double-page spread before sticking them down.
I then filled up any ‘spare’ white space with washi tape — this gold glitter tape is from kikki.K and the map one is from a stationery store in Hong Kong, although I’ve spotted similar tape in Paperchase!
The white space beside ‘January’ is where I’ll be printing off an edited version of my favourite blog post from the month.
I’m simply going to copy and paste an extract from a post, change the font to a narrow-spaced serif font and tear the edges of the printout before adding it in, along with a printout of my favourite 3×3 grid from my own Instagram.
Et voila! One beautiful bullet journal month divider.