Hello Planning Mashers!
It’s almost December, so it’s time to start decorating our Bullet Journals with some holiday-themed doodles. Here are 31+ ideas for you!
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I bet you’re also looking for a way to add Christmas spirit to your Bullet Journal pages!
I hope I got you covered with this post since you’ll find here 31+ Christmas themed doodles. And there is a Doodle With me video at the end of the post, so be sure to check that out for more ideas!
There is also a worksheet to practice these doodles, as well as a set of printable Christmas stickers in the Resources Vault, so be sure to check it out!
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Before we go into tutorials though, let’s talk about some ways you can use these babies in your BuJo.
How To Use Doodles In Your Bullet Journal
Doodles are super fun to draw and use in your Bullet Journal and they can serve so many purposes! Below are some ideas which I’m sure you’ll love!
Of course, the first and foremost reason to use doodles in your Bullet Journal is to decorate your pages. Doodles are usually pretty simple to draw but they add a lot of charm to Bullet Journal pages and can bring the whole month together with the same theme.
Using doodles as a habit tracker is a bit time consuming, but in the end, I think it looks pretty cool. Plus, it turns your habit tracker into a coloring book!
The idea behind this concept is pretty simple – you choose a doodle and assign each part of it to a different habit. When you complete the habit during the day you color the part of the doodle.
This works a lot like a habit tracker, only you color the whole doodle each day.
Countdown pages are great, they help create excitement and understand the time flow, so you’ll never be caught unaware.
This is definitely one of my must-have pages for travel and big holidays, like Christmas.
Headers are a great way to decorate your weekly spreads, and you can totally use doodles to add flavor to yours. Get creative and the possibilities are actually limitless!
Finally, doodle are perfect for creating collections. Any collections could use some doodles! Below are some of my collection pages where I used the doodles the most.
Collection pages might not look as useful and productive eas weekly or monthly logs, but they are actually extremely effective in helping you with tons of other things.
Even collections for fun, like bucket lists, help you to feel better, increase happiness and move something on the back of your head, so you unintentionally start trying to complete the thing on the list.
As a bonus and since we’re talking about Christmas doodles, you can also use these to add custom designs on your wrapping paper, gift tags or even to create your own cards.
Ok, Let’s dove into the meaty greedy of this post – doodling!
How To Doodle
There are a few tips I’d like to give you before you start creating.
- You absolutely can doodle, even if now it feels like you don’t. Trust me when I started I couldn’t draw at all, but with time and practice, it gets better. As long as you can draw basic shapes, you absolutely can doodle. And speaking of basic shapes…
- Look for basic shapes. Every doodle consists of basic shapes, and once you start seeing them it’ll be so much easier to start doodling. So even if you see a big scary doodle, start from dividing it into small basic shapes and you’ll be just fine.
- Start with a pencil. You’ll see in my Doodle With Mee video and in all my Plan With me videos – I always start from a pencil. This helps to make sure the doodle is coming out the way I want it to. Plus, that way you can start doodling from the basic shape and then just work your way around it.
- Practice. The biggest secret to getting better in doodling is to practice. So even if your first try doesn’t look as pretty as you imagined it in your head – just keep on doodling. The next one will be better, and the one after that even better.
If you’re sitting down to doodle you really don’t need much. What you need is a pencil, a pen and a piece of paper.
My favorites are:
Pilot Dr. Grip Mechanical Pencil – it’s important when you doodle to have a comfortable pencil grip, and the one on this Pilot pencil is probably the best I ever had.
Sakura Foam Eraser – you want a quality eraser that won’t leave any color behind, my choice is foam erasers. Just always make sure you take some time before erasing so your pen doesn’t smudge.
Faber Castell Pigment Pen – there are plenty of great fineliners on the market (Sakura Pigma Micron and Unipin are among my favorites), but at the moment I’m doing all the doodles with this pen.
B5 Archer and Olive Notebook – in my opinion, one of the best notebooks on the market, and you can check my review to learn why.
Below are 15 Christmas doodle tutorials, and you can also download the tutorial from the Resources Vault. You can just print it out and practicing your doodles will be just that much easier.
I know I know, the title said 31+ doodles. The rest of them you can find in the Doodle With me video further down the post!
Doodle With Me: Christmas Edition
For more ideas, make sure to check out the video below. This time I did something very different and all the doodles are in black and white. Let me know if you prefer them that way, or you’d rather me color all my doodles as I did in my previous videos.
Free Christmas Sticker Sheet
Don’t forget, that apart from doodling worksheet there is also a set of printable stickers! These will work great for your BuJo, but also for any Christmas crafts you might do this year!
Once you open the Resources Vault You’ll be able to download a PDF file, which you can open with Adobe Acrobat (completely free and safe download). The file is US Letter.
Next step – use some sticker paper and print it out! Just make sure you choose “fit” in “Size Options”. and TA DAAAA! You got your sheet of stickers!
If you’re using just a normal paper to print them out, a great option would be to use a special adhesive tape to stick them to the pages.
Final step – use an X-ACTO knife or a pair of scissors to cut them out.
With these stickers and a Christmas doodle workbook, you’ll be rocking the holiday mood in no time!
Are you doing a Christmas theme for this December? How are you planning to use these doodles? Let us know in the comments below.
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