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Decorated DIY bullet journals

These decorated DIY bullet journals came about because I started cleaning my craft room.

Okay, I’ll explain!

Like so many others, went on a Marie Kondo decluttering spree in my house, even my studio!

I took a lot of items to donate from other areas of my house, but when it came to my craft room – EVERYTHING SPARKS JOY! So to ease the guilt, I used my excess supplies to decorate things rather than throw them away.

Here is the result, check out my video of these decorated DIY Bullet journals!

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What is a bullet journal?

If you’ve been on Pinterest or Instagram, you may have seen examples of bullet journaling. But what exactly is it and how do you do it?

Bullet journaling is a system of handwritten organization and productivity that you can customize to your own life. Unlike store-bought journal and planners, you start with blank pages and build your own layout.

At its core, bullet journaling is a way to track your tasks, appointments, and goals.

But you can also use your bullet journal to track your thoughts, ideas, and to-do lists.

diy bullet journal

How do you bullet journal?

There’s no one right way to do it. But there are a few things that all bullet journals have in common. First, you’ll need a notebook.

You can use any kind of notebook you want, but many people prefer to use dot grid notebooks. This helps you create neat, tidy pages that are easy to read.

Or – you can use the long journals like I did for this DIY bullet journal project.

Next, you’ll need to create a key. This is a way to symbolize different types of entries in your journal.

For example, you might use a dot to indicate a task, a dash to indicate an event, and a star to indicate something that’s important.

bullet journal example
Open bullet journal. Monthly review. Bullet journal with supplies for decorating and writing.


Once you have your key set up, you can start adding entries to your journal. To do this, simply write the date at the top of the page, and then start listing out your tasks, events, and thoughts for the day. You can also use your journal to track your progress on goals, and to brainstorm new ideas.

Bullet journaling is a great way to get organized and to boost your productivity. Give it a try with this project!


Supplies for decorated DIY bullet journals:

Blank bullet journals

Scrapbook paper


Dry adhesive

Assorted pictures and papers

Washi tape


Open the book and trace it on a piece of card stock. NOTE: Make it a little bigger if you want it to overlap.

Then use the template to cut out the shape from your favorite scrapbook paper.

Apply dry adhesive on the paper and line up the book and press in place. Trim any excess. Use washi tape on the spine and edges. Add a layered image in the front.


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Benefits of a bullet journal

A bullet journal is a fantastic tool for helping you stay organized and productive.

Helps you keep track of your to-do list: It’s a great way to keep track of your to-do list. Write down everything you need to do, and then use the bullets to keep track of your progress. This can be a great way to stay on top of your tasks and make sure you don’t forget anything important.

Encourages you to be more mindful: Be present in the moment and being aware of your thoughts and feelings. Bullet journaling helps you to be more mindful because it encourages you to pause and reflect on your day. This can help you to appreciate the good moments and learn from the not-so-good moments.

Helps you to set and track goals: Set and track your goals. Write down your aspirations, and then use the bullets to track your progress. It will help you stay motivated and on track with your goals.

Keeps you organized: Keep all your thoughts and ideas organized. It prevents overwhelm and makes sure you don’t forget anything important!

Helps you to reflect on your life: Write down allll those thoughts and feelings, and then use the bullets to track your personal growth or thought patterns. 


Thanks for checking out my post about these decorated DIY bullet journals!

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