I’ve always been fascinated by bullet journaling and have wanted to give it a try for about a year now. I didn’t want to buy a bullet journal quite yet because I’m not sure if I’m going to like it long term, but still wanted to give it a try. I’m going to show you how I used some extra mini discbound planning accessories I had on hand to create my own bullet journal!
Since I’m a huge fan of discbound planners, I was looking for a way to create a bullet journal and still use discs! The discbound system allows you to easily play around with setups and remove pages while drawing out a layout.
What You’ll Need:
– Mini Happy Planner Cover
– Mini Happy Planner Discs
– Graph Paper
– Xacto Knife, Cutting Mat, Cutting Ruler
– Happy Planner (or arc planner system) Paper Punch
I chose to fill my bullet journal with graph paper and luckily it’s back to school season right now, so it’s easy to find some and some stores may even have it on sale too!
I cut the graph paper to match the page size of the mini Happy Planner pages: 4 5/8″ by 7″
After punching all the graph paper, you’re ready to pop these pages onto some rings, include a cover and you’re looking at your very own bullet journal! I’m looking forward to playing around with some layouts and designs to see if bullet journaling is something I’d like to pursue in the future.
My first two pages are a sort of take on a year at a glance page. I placed the month on the left and on the right of the dotted line I plan to write events like holidays and birthdays that I’d like to remember.
I’m really into the whole greenery plant and cactus trend right now, so obviously I had to draw a cute cactus doodle at the bottom of the page and I chose to add a daily to do list, water tracker, and a time tracker at the top below the date. I drew my layouts with my trusty Paper Mate Flair pens, they’re my go to!
It was so relaxing drawing out my layout and I’m looking forward to trying out different weekly and daily planning layouts.
Are you a bullet journaler? If you have any advice for a beginner or layouts that you enjoy, comment them below so I can learn all about bullet journaling from all of you! I have a feeling I’m going to enjoy using this every so often when I’m looking for more of a daily planner!