Hello Planning Mashers!
Fall is at it’s best and I’m so excited to add some Halloween themes to my Bullet Journal.
Oops, spoiler! Well, now that the cat is out of the bag, might as well let you know that my October Bullet Journal setup theme is Halloween!
Pretty original uh? It’s my first time trying to add some spookiness to my journal and I had so much fun doodling for these pages.
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So I knew I wanted to make something scary for my pages this month, but honestly you can approach this in so many ways, it took me a while to decide how it will fit my journal. I’ve decided to make my pages black and white. Except for the alarmingly cute and scary orange pumpkins.
I thought it would add a great contrast to the pages in addition to the extra Halloween spirit, as well as letting me use more of my Fall colored brush pens – Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Kuretake Fudebiyori Brush Pens in orange, yellow and gold.
I also did some digital designs and created a free printable Halloween Stickers sheet, which you can already download from the Resources Vault.
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I also have a Doodle With Me video with some Halloween doodles. I’ll add it at the end of the post so maybe they can inspire you on how to decorate your Halloween themed Bullet Journal.
Following the style I’ve chosen, I decorated my cover page with some creepy doodles and of course two carved pumpkins.
I found this amazing YouTube Halloween Doodles tutorial I wanted to share with you guys, so you can check it out for some awesome ideas for your own Bullet Journal.
I’ve decided to go back to a calendar view of my month. I realized that I’m an extremely visual person, and writing the dates under the calendar didn’t work for me so well – two months in a row and I skipped some important dates. But! It was cool to experiment for a while. Oh well.
And as always the lower part of my monthly spread is a to-do list. This one is my greatest help every month. It really eases my mind to know that all the things I have to do this month are written here and I don’t have to worry about forgetting things anymore.
Here design-wise I tried something new. I’ve never done a drawing this big, so this was very exciting (and scary!). Disclaimer – I was totally inspired by this amazing haunted house drawing I found on Pinterest.
So, the September goals page worked very well for me (the specifics being I had little space to write only important goals and I had a weekly accountability section). So I decided if it isn’t broken why fix it.
Best Memories Of The Month and One Word Per Day
Something new I’m trying this month – a separate page for the good things happening during the month.
I realized I sometimes can’t remember all the little amazing things I manage to experience during the month. Plus having this page actually gives me more space to doodle, and you know I LOVE it!
My friend Sophie from @phiespoetry created this amazing challenge – to letter in different styles every day one word.
And I think it’s a great idea! It’s kind of a gratitude log, but it’s also a great way to challenge your creativity by trying out different fonts every day.
Anything you see missing? Yes, this month I don’t have a monthly habit tracker! Neither do I have any blog related pages. I have good reasons for that.
When it comes to habit trackers, I’ve always been a monthly tracker person. However, now that I’m staying at home (trying my best to not be a blob), I see that maybe this format doesn’t work very well for these circumstances. I decided I will be tackling my habits one step at a time, so in October I will be using weekly habit trackers.
As for blog related pages, such as content ideas and monthly statistics, I’ve moved it all to one separate Bullet Journal. Would you be interested to see what spreads I use to maintain my blog? You can check it in my blog post Bullet Journal Page Ideas For Blogging.
As always the last page is my monthly review.
That would be all for my October Bullet Journal setup.
Doodle With Me: Halloween Doodles
Finally, here is my doodle with me video with 21+ Halloween themed doodles to inspire your spooky pages.
How’s your October setup going? Are you trying to add some Halloween spirit to your journal, or do something completely different? Looking forward to hearing from you in the comment section below.
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