Would you like to learn how to create a minimalistic bullet journal monthly spread? In this blog we will look at some examples and then I will show you how I made mine for February.
February Focus: Minimalist Bullet Journal Monthly Spread.
February is drawing to a close. Have you had a nice month? I have been enjoying the change of seasons which technically doesn’t happen until March but I have noticed a huge change. The weather is warmer, the sky is blue and the birds are happier! I love the contrast between seasons, the harshness of winter, the hopefulness of spring, the bliss that is summer and then the colours in autumn. Nature really is amazing, something I have been thinking about lately is that during the recent pandemic the world shut down. Everything stopped, we slowed down and stayed at home. Nature though kept going, in-fact it thrived without us tramping all over it and disturbing it. The theme for my minimalist bullet journal is nature because well it is truly amazing and I have never appreciated it as much as I do now.
As we say goodbye to February and look towards March, I have more fun spreads to show you. Next month we will have more of a focus on minimalism and minimalist bullet journal spreads which are fun and simple to re-create. I look forward to you joining me on the journey.
“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn” – Lewis Grizzard.
My Minimalistic bullet journal monthly spread.
I made a very simple minimalist bullet journal monthly spread for February. As I mentioned above it is nature themed which I have really enjoyed creating. I took step by step pictures so that you can see how I made the spread, I hope you find them helpful. Along the way I will offer some tips and tricks.
wHAT IS A MONTHLY SPREAD?
Just incase you were wondering, a monthly spread is an easy way for you to view a monthly all at once. It is like a calendar you would find in a planner. It gives you a chance to add in important dates without bogging down your weekly or daily spreads with to many events. I find my monthly spread really helpful for when it comes to goal setting and birthdays! If you keep it simple, it will work for you.
Lets re-create my minimalist monthly spread!
What you will need –
- A pencil
- A black fine tip pen
- Grey watercolours
- Your Bullet Journal
Step 1: Sketch out your monthly spread with a pencil.
Can you see how I have faintly drawn out my monthly spread with my pencil? I started by ruling out my page and counted roughly six dots between each line (it may differ according to what type of bullet journal you have). I then wrote in all of the dates, days of the week and the month. After that I added a touch of nature by drawing leaves on a branch.
Step 2: Start drawing over the pencil with black pen.
I grabbed my favourite black fine tip pen and started carefully going over all of my pencil. Tip! Do some more shading on areas you would like to stand out like the leafs.
Step 3: Use a grey watercolour to create a shadow.
Finally with your favourite grey watercolour, paint over the lines and around the branches/leafs. This will create a shadow effect but will also allow those bits to stand out on your page. I really love the texture watercolour creates on a page and it is so simple to use. You only need a light covering of the grey watercolour, allow it to dry and then your monthly spread is ready!
I hope that helped you. I would love to see your spreads if you re-create them so please tag us on Instagram. Remember that you can easily change the month on these spreads so you can use them whenever you like.
Inspiration! Minimalist Bullet JOURNAL monthly sreads.
Minimalist vs maximalist bullet journals
Check out our blog about minimalist vs maximalist bullet journals. I have created both types of bullet journals and love them both! I really enjoy how my minimalist journal helps me focuses in on my ‘to-do’s’ and my maximalist journal helps me express my creativity.
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