Ready to set up your bullet journal for May? April has flown by and been super busy! It looks like May will be the same… can I just have a chill month?
May is the last month of school for my kids, I have family visiting from out of state, and finals! I can’t wait to be done with school! One semester left and I will finally have my bachelors! YAY!
With everything going on lately, I’ve had little time to prep my bullet journal. I still made my monthly spread, but I kept it basic. I didn’t add in any habit trackers or fancy goal pages this month. However, it’s still functional and I’m happy with the design.
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INSPIRATION FOR MY MAY BULLET JOURNAL SPREAD
For the month of May I wanted to go with a floral theme… again. However, I wanted to use less color. For my flowers, I used a tutorial on Instagram by @bonjournal_ (she creates numerous drawing tutorials that are easy to follow). If you’re looking for some inspiration I’d highly recommend following her on Instagram. You’ll mostly find floral tutorials but she does have a few other drawing tutorials as well.
For my cover page, I wanted to use the tutorial I found on Instagram (seen above). However, instead of just keeping it all black I wanted a touch of color. I used the Sarasa Vintage pen in Camel Yellow.
After drawing in my flowers I felt it was missing something. It was looking a little plain, so I added in some washi tape (links to all supplies found at the end of this post).
I kept the floral theme going for the monthly calendar, as well as the washi tape. I really like how this calendar turned out. It has nice details but it’s not too cluttered. The only thing I would have done differently made the days of the week black vs. Camel Yellow.
My weekly calendar this month is probably my favorite weekly calendar of ALL TIME. It was easy to use and the lines and boxes I made were nice for notes and tasks. I ditched the flowers for this calendar but kept the color scheme going. I didn’t want to use flowers for my weekly log/calendar because they take up too much space.
Here are more page ideas to consider in your May Bullet Journal setup:
- Brain Dump
- Habit Tracker
- Budget Page
- Goals Page
SUPPLIES I USED FOR THIS JULY BULLET JOURNAL SPREAD
Bullet Journal: MINIMALISM ART (120 GSM)
Fineliners: PIGMA MICRONS(0.5 + 0.8) (used to outline text, create lines, and months/days/numbers)
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 wraps up my May Bullet Journal Setup. Remember, you can use any theme for any month you choose. I didn’t have a chance to film a video for this month’s setup, be sure to check out June’s video next month!
Want more inspiration for your bullet journal layouts?
Click the images below to check out my bullet journal set up for June, and last month’s spread April.