When I think of April I think of flowers, more specifically sunflowers. I’ve never done a sunflower theme in my bullet journal, so that’s exactly what I did for my April bullet journal for 2019.
The thing about sunflowers is that you can draw them in the most simple way or make them elaborate. Going into this I didn’t really have a plan, I just knew I wanted to add color so you could clearly see it was a sunflower.
For my April bullet journal, I decided it was time to finally start a YouTube channel! Be sure to check out the video at the end of this post and give it a like and subscribe.
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INSPIRATION FOR MY APRIL BULLET JOURNAL SPREAD
I wanted to stick with the traditional, “April Flowers”. So I thought sunflowers would be the perfect flower for this monthly spread. Sunflowers are bright, easy to draw, and simple to color.
This one is pretty simple. I decided to make the flowers the highlight of the page and keep the writing simple, yet elegant. However, I wish I had better lettering on this cover page. Maybe next April 🙂
Do you create a cover page for each month? If so, do you use one page or two?
The monthly calendar is the same theme as the cover page just with a monthly calendar in the center of the pages. I only created two sunflowers for this calendar because I didn’t want it to look cluttered.
I wish I hadn’t created boxes after April 30th. I wasn’t paying attention and made everything into boxes (oops). Normally I cover these mistakes up with washi tape but I thought I’d be upfront about mistakes and show you that I make them too.
NOTE: If you make your calendar and noticed you made too many boxes BEFORE creating vertical lines you can turn that extra space into a “notes” section.
Weekly calendars are where I put EVERYTHING in my bullet journal. I write in actual appointment times, location, and names. I like to keep these pages super minimalistic so I have more room to write.
As much as I like this weekly layout, I don’t like that you see 8 days of the week at once versus 7 days. This can make it kind of confusing since I’m not used to this layout.
Instead of adding sunflowers to this page I just kept the color scheme going.
Monthly Goals are important for anyone, for any month. Add one to each box, or multiple. Create categories…. or don’t. I liked the simplicity of this monthly goals page. Again, I just kept the colors going without the sunflowers.
If you’re a student, this is the perfect page for you!
It’s simple to use and you can visually see your progress. Simply find the day of the month on the left side, then highlight a line matching up with the top number. This top number represents how many hours you studied that day.
If you’re NOT a student you can replace studying for sleeping hours or water in ounces.
MONTHLY SAVINGS GOAL
If you want to track your monthly savings goal this is a great page for you. Color in the jar as you begin reaching your goal throughout the month. At the end of the month, your jar should be colored up to the 100% mark.
SUPPLIES I USED FOR THIS APRIL BULLET JOURNAL SPREAD
Bullet Journal: LEUCHTTURM 1917 MEDIUM A5
Fineliners: PIGMA MICRONS (linework for calendars, and all other pages)
Markers: CRAYOLA SUPERTIPS
Brush Pen: TOMBOW FUDENOSUKE (HARD TIP)
Ruler: GOLD RULER —> This is not the exact ruler, I got mine at target but it appears they no longer sell it. (all line work)
BEHIND THE SCENES SUPPLIES
Mechanical Pencil: (0.5MM) PENTEL GRAPHGEAR 500 (all pre-planning outlines)
That’s it for my April bullet journal setup. I hope you learned something new or found inspiration with this layout. Enjoy!
BEFORE YOU GO
Check out the YouTube Video on this month’s spread below (Part 1 & Part 2)!
PART ONE – LAYOUT:
PART TWO – COLOR:
Note: for those of you who watched the video above please leave some sort of feedback (in the YouTube comments, or the comments below) I would like to know how I can make my videos better for you guys. I would also like some suggestions for upcoming layouts.
Want more inspiration for your bullet journal layouts?
Click the image below to check out my bullet journal set up for May. I didn’t make a January or March layout post, so the one previous to this one February.