8 Spring Bullet Journal Theme Ideas
Whether you plan your themes weeks in advance or prefer to wing it in the moment, I hope this post will give you some inspiration for your spring bullet journal themes. If you’re in the Southern hemisphere or you set your bullet journal up in advance, check out my autumn and winter bullet journal theme idea blogs too!
I’ll be keeping an eye out for spreads to include in my summer bullet journal theme ideas post - as well as the fortnightly Nikki’s Supply Store newsletter - so please keep tagging @nikkissupplystore in your photos on Instagram for a chance to be featured. It’s really handy if you can tag the photo as well as the caption, as this makes them easier for me to find.
It may not feel that Spring-like in the UK right now, but let’s dive in…
Candy Bullet Journal Themes
I neglected to include any February themes in my winter themes blog post, so I thought I’d kick things off with some themes that work well for Valentine’s day as well as Spring.
Nikki’s adorable pastel marshmallow theme looks good enough to eat! She used her exclusive flump twisty mallow washi tape, co-ordinating pastel pink A5 dot grid pad and Zebra Mildliners. This is a great theme idea for beginners or those who are short on time as it’s quick and easy to put together but looks really cute!
By @nikki_bujo - shared with permission
If you’d like to incorporate even more colour into your candy bullet journal spreads, why not take some inspiration from @nikki_bujo’s Love Hearts theme? She’s used the full roster of A5 pastel dot grid pads and the colours are just spot on for the iconic Swizzels heart-shaped candy! I’m not sure if these are just a UK delicacy so check out Amanda Rach Lee’s candy heart theme if you’re in the US or Canada.
If you’re more into chocolate than mallows and candy hearts, check out this limited edition Quality Street washi tape, because Quality Streets are for life, not just for Christmas!
Bakery Bullet Journal Theme
I actually created this bakery bullet journal theme in July 2022, but I think it feels a little more spring-like than summery. This was a much more drawing-heavy theme than I’m used to but it was really fun to push myself and the dot grid came in so handy for drawing my little bakery shop front. I kept my colour palette pretty simple with a black fineliner outline, and used a mint green Acrylograph paint pen throughout. Unfortunately, Archer & Olive stopped offering international wholesale and Acrylograph paint pens are no longer available at Nikki’s Supply Store, but they’ve been replaced by Posca’s bullet tip paint pens which draw just as well on Kraft paper and can even be used on wood or glass!
Picnic Bullet Journal Themes
I’m only now realising that three of my theme categories are related to food! Let’s finish up the edible themes with some cosy spring picnic spread ideas. These would definitely work in summer too, but I don’t do too well in the heat so spring is definitely prime picnic season for me!
First up, Nikki created this colourful picnic blanket-inspired spread using Zebra Mildliners. Mildliners are semi-translucent and can be built up with multiple layers so they’re perfect for achieving this gingham effect. It’s such a pleasing way to add more colour to your spreads, and I’ll definitely be using this technique in one of my spring themes!
By @anchevadesigns - shared with permission
If you prefer to incorporate a little more drawing into your themes, check out @anchevadesigns’ adorable picnic theme! Monika sells hand-painted dinner candles but I always love to see her beautiful bullet journal spreads popping up on her grid too.
Cherry Blossom Bullet Journal Themes
Cherry blossoms and bullet journaling seem to go hand in hand, don’t they? Not just because it shares its name with one of the most popular Japanese stationery brands! While the blooms themselves may only last 1-2 weeks, you can enjoy them for a whole month by including them in your bullet journal spread.
If you’d prefer to draw your own, check out Amanda Rach Lee’s cherry blossom Plan With Me and illustration tutorial videos on YouTube, or stay tuned for three ways to use Nikki’s cherry blossom washi tape.
First up, you could use it to decorate a minimalist spread and add a pop of colour as Nikki did in her March 2021 spreads.
Last year, Nikki used the blue version of her cherry blossom washi tape to create this super cute washi lettering, which co-ordinates perfectly with her pastel blue A5 dot grid pad. You can see a full tutorial for this lettering as well as the rest of Nikki’s May 2022 set up over on YouTube.
By @saveria_b_ - shared with permission
Last but by no means least, @saveria_b_ used the blue version to create this cosy cherry blossom tea cup and tea pot theme. Did you know that traditional Japanese cherry blossom tea is made by drying and pickling blossoms in salt and plum vinegar? It’s most commonly consumed to celebrate engagements and weddings as it symbolises new beginnings.
Update: After seeing so many beautiful cherry blossom themes, I couldn't resist doing one myself for March:
I used a Shayda Campbell tutorial, and you can see more of the process here.
Rabbit Bullet Journal Theme
Speaking on new beginnings (seamless segue there, if I say so myself!), I am so obsessed with these adorable bunnies Nikki drew on her 2023 cover page inspired by the Lunar New Year! The pastel rabbits, flowers and chunky letters are perfect for spring, and Posca’s bullet tip paint pens are totally opaque and great for layering.
Frog Bullet Journal Theme
I’m a big animal lover and would love to include more animal themes in my bullet journal this year! I struggle to draw animals but this frog and lily pad theme I did last March was pleasingly simple.
I followed along with Amanda Rach Lee’s Plan With Me on YouTube and was so excited to have my recreation shared in the April video! I used a mix of Archer & Olive Acrylograph paint pens and Bruynzeel dual-tipped brush pens for the illustration and title, and a Pentel Fude Touch calligraphy pen and perfect pastels grid washi for the calendar page.
Washi Tape Art Bullet Journal Theme
Finally, this is one of my favourite cover pages from 2022 and was inspired by the amazing washi tape art of @jericaplans. She has a couple of videos on her YouTube that explain the process in more detail, but I just kinda went at it after watching a couple of her Instagram reels! I was a little too enthusiastic and cut clean through the page in a couple of places on my first attempt so I’d recommend using WAY less pressure than you think you need!
I used three washi tapes from Nikki’s autumn 2021 collection but this works well with any pale or semi-translucent washi as you need to be able to see your lines through it!
I hope that’s given you a little inspiration for your spring bullet journal monthly themes! Why not bookmark this page so you can come back to it every year? If you’ve been inspired by any of the themes in this post, we’d love to see! Please tag @nikkissupplystore and #NikkisSupplyStore on Instagram, where you can find heaps more journaling and stationery inspiration. You can also follow me, @joy.margot, for more craft content and pictures of my cat, Juniper.