Creating your first bullet journal

Get inspired by the bullet journaling phenomenon! All you need is a notebook and some pens—and maybe some markers, stickers and washi tape for extra colour. This simple and very affordable organization system can be customized according to your seasonal moods.
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Materials:
  • Leuchttrum dot grid journal
  • Moleskine plain journal
  • Set of black precision markers
  • Various coloured markers or fineliners
  • Posca markers
  • Washi tape in assorted designs and colours
  • Stickers and decorative shapes
  • Stamp blocks
  • Flower stamps
  • Bulldog clips
  • Instax mini camera

 

How to create your first bullet journal ?

Step 1: Find a notebook and some coloured pens, pencils or markers to transform a simple planner into your very own work of art.

Step 2: Create the following 5 modules in your notebook:

  • An index that allows you to list your entries and their corresponding pages.
  • A future log that gives you an overview of the months to come.
  • A monthly log to know what you need to accomplish in the month ahead.
  • A daily log for the day’s tasks and to jot down important notes.
  • And a “collections” module to sort your creative ideas and your various lists (books to read, recipes to try, products you like, etc.).

 

Step 3: Add some inspiring details (samples, pictures, doodles) and create some basic symbols to sort the tasks on your to-do list and upcoming events.

Step 4: Beautify your journal using accessories, washi tape and stickers.

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