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Flowers are a great theme for spring (or any other time of the year to be honest. I mean, winter flowers? How cool is that?! You’ll blow everyone’s minds!) and they can be pretty simple to draw, especially if you go with more doodly designs like these 15 flower doodles.
I decided to make flowers my theme for April, just like I did last year because I love them so much and I couldn’t wait to do them again.
So below you can find not only tips and tutorials on how to add floral doodles to your Bullet Journal but also my own April floral pages.
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What to use for floral Bullet Journal setup? A fineliner and some markers are pretty much all you need. Personally, for fineliners, I prefer Staedtler fineliners or Sakura Pigma Micron.
As for coloring, I know from many many story surveys on my Instagram account (which you should totally visit and follow!) that most of the people prefer pastel colors.
My two pastel go to sets are Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Ecoline Brush Pens. Be careful with Ecolines ones though, since they behave more like proper watercolors and might bleed through.
I know for sure Crayola Super Tips also have pastel set. I personally don’t have that exact set of colors, but I love my Crayola markers and they are a great budget alternative for other brush pens.
Before we move to some tutorials on how to include floral doodles to your Bullet Journal spreads, let’s have a quick look at my monthly setup.
Nothing really too intricate here. I wanted to go for something similar to my last year’s setup. However, I got a bit carried away and ended up drawing something more complex than originally planned. As I said, I LOOOOVE flower doodles!
If you wonder how I learned to draw these – it’s in many ways thanks to the uber-cool “Botanical Line Drawings” book by Peggy Dean. It’s a fantastic book for any level, so definitely give it a look.
Last month I went with a vertical calendar and every day I wrote one sentence there on something that happened during the day. I decided to do the same in April, so I went for an oversized calendar.
I say oversized because honestly I never ever need that much space in my calendar for just events.
If you want to draw flowers like these head straight to my How To Draw Flowers In Your Bullet Journal post, where I give step-by-step instructions on how to draw the more realistic type of flowers.
You’ll also find there some pretty useful resources you can use to improve your drawing skills.
Goals and Habit Tracker
As always I go with goals and weekly checkups. This month I decided to divide my goals into health and work goals and have a separate place to write my step-by-step plan to achieve them.
As for habit trackers – I went with exactly the same format as in my Boho Bullet Journal setup, since it worked perfectly!
Vertical habit trackers are really amazing and I had a lot of fun with this one.
If you want to learn how to draw those flowers, they’re all in my post of 15 Step By Step Simple Flower Doodles, go check it out!
Gratitude Log and Monthly Recap
There is never enough gratitude! I do my daily gratitudes every morning, and I absolutely love this practice. So I decided to add it to my evening routine as well since I do my main Bullet Journaling before sleep.
Monthly recap is the same as always, and I’m really loving the new habit of adding those at the beginning of each month.
I didn’t use my journal that much for planning during April, so just have a few weekly spreads to share.
The done list is a very fun concept and it really is very motivating.
When I don’t plan I keep feeling like I’m not really doing much, but the done list helps me to remember how much I actually accomplished.
This weekly looks a little bit unorganized, but it’s actually very structured. And I love how not having daily boxes allowed me to actually draw more flowers.
Flower Doodles In Your Bullet Journal Pages
Knowing how to draw flowers is great, but what about including them in your pages? You can simply try adding them in the corners as I did (I love my super simple designs, what can I say :P). But! You can also create other more elaborate elements with flowers. Let’s take a look at a few.
This is a pretty easy one, but it looks fantastic. Just create a frame and add flowers behind it or on the corners, or maybe just make it run all the way at the frame itself.
You can use these as your daily boxes, add them around your dates, or just as a to-do list or notes section.
Bullet Journal Banners With Flowers
You can add flowers to your banners in a few ways. You can draw flowers all around your banners, or just draw them coming out of the corners.
You can use banners for anything – your daily headers, weekly headers or maybe just draw them around something important.
If you want to learn how to draw different styles of banners be sure to check my post Easy and Creative Bullet Journal Banners.
Flower Wreath Drawing
Wreaths are perfect to practice your flower doodles. You can include any elements you want there! Things of all the shapes of flowers and leaves you know and put them together following a circle shape.
I usually like to start from two-three big flowers and then add all other smaller elements. Alternatively, you can just draw three big flowers, connect them in a circle and leave it as it is.
If you want some ideas on florals and leaves, check my post on 15 Simple Step by Step Bullet Journal Flower Doodles.
Flower Habit Trackers
That’s an interesting way you can use any doodle as a habit tracker, but here we’ll just talk about flowers. Assign a habit to each flower element and draw as many of them as there are days in the month.
Then every day when you finish a certain habit, color the assigned part of your flower. Below is the habit tracker I used before, and I colored each flower for one habit.
Don’t like frames but still want to add florals to your spreads? Why don’t you use your flowers as just a hint of a frame? This will give you a general direction of where your inner part should be but still will allow you some freedom.
You can play around and use flowers in all four corners, or you can just outline two of them. You can use them for your daily boxes, when you aren’t sure how much space you’ll need, for your headers or simply add them to the corners of your pages.
Bullet Journal Dividers
You can use your botanical doodles to create some amazing dividers. I prefer to work these in the same way as wreaths. Start from the bigger elements and then just keep adding the small details.
These are great to add on your weekly spreads to divide your dailies, use to underline your headers or just add to the top/bottom of the page as a decoration
Long Leaves Compositions
Finally, you can just draw very tall flowers or leaves. Just start from a long line and add whatever leave shapes you prefer. Feel free to also add little flowers or berries as something extra.
You can just use these to decorate the sides of your pages or divide your daily logs.
These are 7 ways you can add flower doodles to your Bullet Journal. Have you tried any of these?
There are also free floral printables in the Resources Vault – Floral Doodles Stickers, Floral Habit Tracker and Floral Mood Tracker. Head straight to the Resources Vault page to download them for your BuJo.
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