Tomorrow is August, and that means a new bujo setup! I really enjoyed the collage theme from last month’s setup, so I decided to stick with the trend. This time, I cut up some old magazine pages to create kind of an old newspaper vibe, but with some color mixed in. I’m going to be real with you guys: August hasn’t even started yet and it’s already not going as planned. But as I’ve said before, the beauty of a bullet journal is in its flexibility—when you find out 3 weeks before you were supposed to move into college that you will not, in fact, be going back to college in the near future, all it takes is a few small adjustments to your spreads to plan for online school instead of regular school.
Regardless of how I’m expecting the month of August to go, I’m so happy with how this setup turned out. For the title page, I just did a simple collage and tried to mimic a typewriter-style font to write out the month. I turned the left side into a quote page, making a simple pen sketch of a typewriter and using some letter stamps to write out the quote. “When in doubt, write it out” is definitely a quote I’ll be living by this month, so I think it fits pretty well!
Next up is the monthly spread. I kept it pretty simple with the calendar and titles, and I found some different flower photos in the magazine I was using to add some color.
My goals and playlist spreads are not my favorites from this month, but they fit with the theme and they do the job. I cut out some more triangles and circles for these pages, and I do like how they look in the titles. I’m not quite sure why I tried to write over words in the subtitles for my goals page, but it sounded like a good idea at the time. It’s a bit hard to read, so I would recommend just writing the subtitles on the page or using a cutout with a solid background. I was able to fit more spaces on the playlist spread, and I’m super excited to fill that up. Follow me on instagram to see the final playlist at the end of the month!
I was expecting to move into a dorm this year with a kitchen, but I’m famous for never having time to cook and eating cereal for dinner every night. To help me eat a little healthier, I created this meal ideas spread to keep track of some easy recipes. Now that I’m not going back to school, I might not end up using it for a while, but I still like how it turned out.
Last but not least is my first weekly spread in a while! I kept it pretty simple again with the outline (6 boxes wide) and with the stamped letters instead of writing out the days of the week. I messed up with my counting in the notes box so that’s why it’s a little more narrow, but I made up for it by stamping out “Happy August !!!” on the side. For the collage part of it, I just cut up a bunch of small ads that were the same number of lines and glued them together to look like a continuous article. I also made sure to glue them upside down, only because I know I would have wasted my time trying to figure out which ads I cut out otherwise. : )
That’s all for this August bullet journal setup! I would really recommend this type of theme to anyone who is new to bullet journaling, because collaging is super fun and a great way to create an easy bullet journal spread that looks professional. Below, I’ve linked all the supplies I used in this spread to prove that bullet journaling on a budget is not only possible, but can end up looking cool!
Let me know what you thought of this spread, and be sure to share this post if you liked it! I’ll see you soon, writers!
- Glue tape (the one I’m linking is from Staples, but you can find something similar at any office supply or craft store)
- Bic ballpoint pens (again, you can use any pens, but these are super cheap and I love them!)
- Rubber stamps (I’m really not sure where I got mine, but I found these on Etsy that look similar, and gotta love an opportunity to support small businesses!)
- Ink (again, any ink works!)