It’s hard to believe it, but it’s April bullet journal 2020 time already! This has been one of the longest months but also somehow feels like it flew by. To help you plan your own bujo for the month, I’m sharing my April bullet journal ideas and my plan with me so you can see how I put everything together!
If you’re looking to make your set up easier this month, the Printable April Bullet Journal Setup Pack is now available in The Petite Planner shop!
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APRIL BULLET JOURNAL IDEAS
As more people are spending time at home, I’ve had people reaching out looking for ideas they can use even if they’re brand new to the bullet journal world. So this month I continued my focus on layouts that anyone can create and only using a very limited set of supplies that are affordable for everyone.
If you want to see my April set up, step by step, then check out my April Plan with Me video below!
APRIL 2020 BULLET JOURNAL PLAN WITH ME
My theme for April started with the thinking of the saying “April showers bring May flowers” which got me started with doodling clouds. Clouds are some of the easiest doodles to do and a great place to start if you’re interested in doing more doodling.
I ended up using more clouds and fewer showers with this theme, but you could always add raindrops to any place you want to see them! I also went with shades of blue except for one rainbow that snuck in there! If you’ve been following me for a bit, you know I have a thing for rainbows!
APRIL BULLET JOURNAL SUPPLIES
I’m on a mission these days to show you don’t have to have a million expensive journaling supplies to create your spreads! So I limited my supplies even more this month!
This April bullet journal idea does include a simple dutch door spread so I’ve got my favorite scissors on the supply list, but if you don’t do the dutch door, you don’t need those either!
- My current notebook is the SEQES Dot Grid Notebook (160gsm, Lake Blue Squirrel)
- Green ruler set
- Magicfly Dual Tip Brush Pens
- Pentel Hi-Polymer Eraser (this is one of my bujo basics in terms of supplies)
- Pentel Mechanical Pencil (you can use any pencil you like, but I prefer mechanical pencils)
- Westcott Heavy Duty Carbotitanium Scissors
If you don’t have a notebook yet and are looking for an affordable option, I also highly recommend the Paperage Dotted Journal Bullet Notebook. You can usually get one for $8-10 and I use this one for my Doodle challenges and other fun trackers and spreads.
The most important thing this month is the pack of 100 Magicfly Dual Tip Brush Pens! I just added them to my collection recently and they’re a great way to get a ton of colors for an affordable price! I used the black marker this month instead of my favorite Sakura Pigma Micron Pens and it worked well!
APRIL BULLET JOURNAL MONTHLY SET UP
This month I included the following pages in my journal:
- Quote page
- Cover page
- Monthly spread
- One page weekly layouts with meal planning pages
- Habit tracker
- Anxiety and Depression mood tracker
- Monthly highlights page
This design features a simple dutch door design too. You can learn more about dutch door weekly spreads if you’re looking to add even more easy creative elements to your notebook!
APRIL BULLET MONTHLY SPREAD
This month I wanted to try something that I know newbies are often scared of — the dutch door layout! I have personal reasons for doing this too — I haven’t been using my habit trackers as much as I should lately.
So I thought if I could see my habit tracker all month long, no matter what page I was on, then I might use it more and work on the habits I’ve been wanting to develop this year!
So I did my monthly calendar as I often do, but measured out the top on each page to cut my dutch door so the habit tracker would show even when I turn the pages to the weekly layouts.
MOOD TRACKER & MONTHly highlights page
This month I also made a cloud theme of my anxiety and depression tracker. Someone on YouTube told me they’ve been using the design to track anxiety and stress levels! I love that idea as well. I think my favorite part about this mood tracker is that it gives us the ability to look at how different things go hand in hand in terms of our moods.
I’m now thinking about how I might be able to use it as a combination of mood tracker and sleep tracker!
This month I wanted to make sure I stop and reflect on what might be a challenging month but I also want to make sure I’m focusing on the good so I created a highlights page as a way to do a month in review!
For a more in-depth look at how I set up this month’s pages, watch my April Plan with Me video on YouTube or earlier in this post!
PRINTABLE BULLET JOURNAL PAGES FOR APRIL
If you’re looking for a short cut to set up your journal this month, check out our Printable April Bullet Journal Theme!
You’ll get the following pages in the pack:
- April monthly cover page
- 2-page calendar spread (with both Sunday and Monday start)
- 2-page Weekly spread (includes both Sunday and Monday start)
- Gratitude Log (two versions)
- Mood Tracker
- Habit Tracker
- Meal Planning layout
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