Whether you are looking for a lovey Valentine’s Day theme for your February 2018 Bullet Journal Setup, or something less pink and flowery, this post can offer some inspiration. Be sure to grab the Free Watercolor February cover page at the end of this post.
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The month of love, heart-shaped chocolates, and overpriced flowers is upon us. While I don’t feed into much to the consumerism side of Valentine’s Day, I can’t resist some good heart and floral doodles. But, I know that isn’t true for everyone. I want to share some February 2018 bullet journal inspiration with you guys.
There’s quite a bit of floraly goodness here. But, I’ve also included some other theme ideas you are welcome to use. Check out my post on Monthly Theme Ideas for your Bullet Journal for more inspiration.
February 2018 Bullet Journal Theme Ideas
Valentine’s Day: Roses, chocolates, hearts, cute stationery, candles, cupids, champagne.
The Olympics: The Olympic rings, your national flag, medals, bobsled, ice skates.
Mardi Gras: masquerade masks, beads, cocktails, crowns, drums, trumpets, fleur de lis.
Super Bowl: football, goal posts, chicken wings, beer, television, team logos, football helmets.
February 2018 Bullet Journal Header Inspiration
Use these headers for your monthly pages, weekly pages, or inside your monthly collection pages. There is both a Valentine’s Day themed header and a Mardi Gras themed header.
To Make the Valentine’s Day Header
To recreate this header, write out February in cursive writing. Add some ornate embellishments to make it fancy. Then, go back through your letters and add a second stroke on all the down-strokes. This is called faux-calligraphy. Use your black pen to draw some flowers and leaves extending from some of your letters. Finally, use markers or colored pencils to create an ombre effect inside the letters and fill in your flowers.
To Make the Mardi Gras Header
Make this header by sketching out your block letters with pencil and then tracing over them in black pen. Then, draw small circles to create a beaded string along the bottom of the title. Next, use your black pen to draw a masquerade mask at the end of your title and add a few feathers to the top of F in February. Use markers or colored pencil to fill in your letters, feathers, beads, and mask. I stuck with a purple, green, and yellow color scheme.
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More Valentine’s Day Inspiration
Take your February monthly and weekly spreads to the next level with these themed lists. Whenever I think of Valentine’s Day I think of cute envelopes with lipstick kisses on them and vases full of roses. So, I took both of those ideas and made them into effective notes and goals lists you can incorporate into your journal.
These are so fun. And I liked the envelope idea so much that I turned it into a weekly spread, which you are free to copy into your own journal.
Also, if you’d like to add some Valentine’s Day Doodles to your bullet journal, be sure to check out my Doodle With Me video on Youtube.
FREE Printable February Cover Page
I have been working tirelessly on my creative skills lately. And the one I want to master most is watercolor. I’m always so blown away by the beauty of watercolor journals on Instagram. And I’ve made it one of my goals this year to get good. So, in the process, I’ve been creating a lot of sample pages.
Today I want to offer you a free printable February cover page that I watercolored. I used regular watercolors for the flowers and leaves and then used my Tombows to write the header.
I have not included a calendar on this page, as I want it to be useful for more than one year. Also, I start my week on Monday but was informed by my fiance that I’m a weirdo for doing that. So, I wanted to leave it up to you to add your own mini-calendar if you would like one.
Simply print out this page, cut it to size and then use some glue or washi tape to secure it into your bullet journal. My favorite way to secure paper into my journal is with these Tombow Permanent Adhesive Strips. They are easy to use and don’t leave a sticky mess. Plus, your page will not lift or bubble.