Hello all and welcome back! It is the beginning of March so you know what that means… new bullet journal spreads. I am really excited because my posts don’t normally match up exactly with the first of the month, but today really is the first! I did not do any monthly spreads last month so we are well overdue:) I know you are waiting on the second post for the school supply shopping as well, so that will come next Monday. I was thinking about doing it for today but wanted to make sure you had all the bullet journal spreads set for the month of March! So, today I will have three monthly spreads for you to choose from (or make them all!).
March Title and Goals
I have never done a title spread for any month and thought I would give this a try. It’s pretty simple. To start with, I just wrote the word March and made lots of decorations to go around. I am always trying to improve my not-so-good drawing skills and this was a perfect opportunity for me. It is the month of green/shamrocks, not the month of succulents, but I drew them anyway. I saw a cute succulent bullet journal online and had to try it out. I love succulents, but I can never seem to keep them alive. So, they can live forever right here in my bullet journal.
Also, at the bottom of this spread, I have a few goals for myself, including personal, school, and blog/bullet journal. You can make whatever type of goals you want, but here are a few more ideas: work/career, family, relationship, health, and financial.
I have seen these drawing challenges all over Facebook and Instagram, but I’ve never actually seen one made into a bullet journal. So… here it is! This bullet journal spread features 31 different things to draw throughout the month. In order to make this spread, I just started by writing March Drawing Challenge at the top. Feel free to write this in the most creative way you can. Then, I made a 5 by 6 grid for the 30 days of the month, and added one extra box at the top for the 31st. If you choose to do this in a month with only 30 days, it will look even better. Also, if you are using the Happy Planner pages, each of my squares was a 7×7 box (if you want it to look exactly the same). Then, I wrote in a drawing for each day. You can use the same drawings as I did, or look up some ideas on Google. I believe they even have themed drawing challenges based on the month.
Personally, I have a hard time remembering to write in my bullet journal daily. For example, I really struggle to fill in my Year in Pixels spread everyday. I am hoping to do better this month. I made this page as another way to inspire me to write in my bullet journal everyday. For some reason I just find it hard to slow down and take the time to do simple things like a drawing challenge, even though it only takes five minutes. As you saw in the above spread, I have bullet journal goals. One of those goals will be to write in my bullet journal daily. I want to hold myself accountable for these drawings (and for filling out the Year in Pixels spread). Let’s hold each other accountable! Comment a few goals you set this month, and let me know how you do in the beginning of April.
March General Spread
It’s been awhile since I have done a regular calendar spread. I usually buy the monthly/weekly combo pack from The Happy Planner, but I ran out of the monthly spreads in January. However, I still have a few of the weekly spreads left over from when I took a break from my bullet journal. So, when I am out of weekly pages I will buy a new pack and have monthly spreads again. For now, I will just use my creativity to plan out the month.
I started this spread with a simple title, “March.” Then, I drew a calendar. Please forgive me for the sloppy lines, I only had one contact in when I did this spread… lol. Also, I did this horizontally because I think it fits the page better. If you are using the Happy Planner dot pages, the dimensions of each box were 6 boxes by six boxes. After drawing the calendar itself, I filled out the days of the week at the top as well as each date in the boxes. I also had a bit of room at the side to make a to-do list and a birthday list. I just wrote both of the title with a pen and used my stickers (which I will link below) for the list part.
I hope you love these monthly spreads! If you decide to do any, please comment below! Have a wonderful week!
Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- I used this for the title in “Drawing Challenge” as well as to color in the succulents for March Title and Goals. I also used them to write the word goals in that page. I used these to write the title in “March General Spread” as well as the headings for the to-do list and the birthday list.
Frixion Erasable Pens
- I used these pens to outline my succulents and to write the type of goals in :March Title and Goals.”I also used them to make the outline and to write the topics for the drawings in “Drawing Challenge.”
- This is the sticker pack I used for the two lists in “March General Spread”
Pentel Brush Pens
- I used these for the accent on the title in “March General Spread.” I also used them for the days of the week in the same spread.
PaperMate InkJoy Gel pens