Do you have a game you love playing? For me, it’s Animal Crossing.
Ready for a fun post? Today we are looking into Animal Crossing Bullet Journal theme ideas! It’s also my May Plan With Me post.
Quarantine has been hard, but boy, oh boy, did it get better with Animal Crossing!
I finally managed to hunt down a Nintendo Switch (I tell you guys, it’d have been easier to find Bigfoot!) and started my little island mid-April. I must say – this is so addictive!!
The game has an alarmingly cute design of characters, and it’s actually so interesting! As soon as I got it, it felt like it became my newfound career since I had almost no self-control to put it aside! #NotSponsored #ButMaybeCouldBeSponsored? #PleaseNintendoCallMe
After several sleepless nights and the realization that I actually need to work to pay for food and basic needs, I took back control of my life, thanks to that rational voice in my head that sounds like a cross between my Grandma and Tywin Lannister.
However, I really wanted to bring some of the happiness from the game to my Bullet Journal pages. So here we are! I chose Animal Crossing as my May theme, and I can’t wait to share!
I also took it one step further, and I’m adding lots of Animal Crossing-themed Bullet Journal inspirations from other creators as well. So if you’re thinking of adding the game to your BuJo pages, this is a good place to get you inspired.
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For my journal setup, I decided to doodle so I’m using my usual doodling supplies – Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Zebra Mildliners.
But I also love all the creative stickers and washi artists are coming up with; of course, all my favorites are from Etsy.
Below are just a few of the ones that are calling for me right now. So if you wanna create an Animal Crossing theme, these will be super helpful to decorate your journal pages. You can just click on the image if you want to check it out.
I however had to DIY it all, so I used some washi tape from Simply Gilded and stickers of my own design.
You can get these stickers and tons of other goodies if you join my Patreon! You can get rewards from just $1 a month, and it includes tons of goodies: weekly spreads, printable stickers, full monthly setups, and so much more.
If you join our Patreon family you get access not only to all future rewards but also to everything I’ve already created, including the Animal Crossing stickers I used in my weekly setups.
May Plan With Me
Now that we have all the supplies sorted out let’s talk about my pages.
I really disliked the cover page I created initially. It just didn’t have enough color and turned out to be nothing like what I expected it to be.
See, that happens. No need to panic though!
That’s why I decided to follow one of my best tips to fix Bullet Journal mistakes and decided to just cover it up.
My original doodle was pretty big, so I had to get creative. And I ended up with the idea of adding a photo. This little scene is a photo of my house, I created it like a polaroid photo and added it to the page with washi tape, just like I would add a real photo.
I thought it worked out pretty nicely. If you wanna see what my original cover looked like – I’ll be posting my May Plan With Me on IGTV, and you’ll see why I didn’t like the cover too much.
HOWEVER! It shall never be posted here, for I refuse to acknowledge its cursed existence.
I’m following the same format as always with my monthly log.
As you can see, I added three different colors for three important types of events. I expect that I’ll be leaving in May probably, so that’s why there is a travel leaf. But I don’t plan to socialize in any way, and I’ll try to stay quarantined so no events leaf.
I love that I had enough space to add my mini monthly tracker. I added just one more habit to my usual list – taking my vitamins.
I loved how much the mood tracker helped me in April, so I’m definitely keeping it for May. Thankfully, there are so many cute doodles from the game I could use.
Journaling is a fantastic practice, and these days I’m discovering it all over again. It’s really something that helps me to get through it all.
So I’m keeping it for May, and I actually assigned more pages for journaling so I could do more than just two lines a day.
Animal Crossing Pages
I decided since Animal Crossing is my theme, I should maybe create some pages that can help me with a game.
One page turned into 4 and eventually, it seems like that day I spent more time setting up Animal Crossing pages than playing.
Totally worth it!
The first page I created is a daily to-do list. I don’t always have time to spend hours on the game, so I wanted to write down several must-do things that I often forget about. That way I know what’s the minimum I can do to make sure my island keeps growing.
The second page is my island map. I’m a visual paper person, so a little map in the corner wasn’t cutting it for me. I know there will be more buildings I’ll need to add, so I wanted to have a visual representation before I make any more decisions.
Obviously, this map isn’t done yet since I’m going to take some time to figure out what would be the best places to relocate some of my buildings and such. It’s still work in progress
This was also inspired by Mark from @menwhobullet.
The third page is just a general inspiration page. These are big milestones that I still need to cover in the game (as you can see, I’m a total beginner) and some tips and tricks I picked up from my friends and the Internet.
Finally, it’s plant time! Here are the best 5×5 garden ideas so I can grow rare flowers and make more ka-ching! Bells, I need more bells! Tom Nook’s credits are killing me!!
As you know, I’m creating my weeklies as I go, so now that May is over, I’m happy to share with you guys what I came up with.
I also started a series of LIVE in our Facebook Group, where every Sunday, I plan out my week and chat with you guys if you’re there. So feel free to join in. I’d love to see you there!
All previous lives are also available in the recording, so if you wanna see my process – just check in our group “videos” section.
Another must-have page for me each month is my monthly memories page.
I create weekly monthly pages (let me know if you want me to write a post about those!), so this page is an easy way to summarise my month and create a cute page I’d be happy to look back at.
In case you wonder how I set those up, I have a live Plan With Me at the end of each month on my Instagram. All the lives are saved on my IGTV account in case you want to take a look at them later on.
Animal Crossing Bullet Journal Inspirations
Thankfully I’m not the only one who went crazy over the game and decided to use it for my Bullet Journal theme. I gathered some amazing inspirations from tons of creative artists all over Instagram!
I hope this will get your imagination going, and you’ll join us in creating Animal Crossing pages.
Cover Page Inspirations
Cover pages are the most representative of a full theme, so we’re starting from them.
I really like Sarah’s style; you’ve probably seen a lot of her pages featured all over the blog.
Of course, the moment I saw that she did an Animal Crossing theme, I knew I had to include it in this list.
I love this cover page and how wonderfully the author manages to recreate the font for the header.
I also really like those cute little Animal Crossing doodles on t he page as well.
This is such a cute cover page! I love the dimensional feel of the doodles; I think it was achieved by using a white gel pen.
I like when people do their own take on Animal Crossing characters.
Super cute cover page and I love the colors, they are almost the same as the ones in the game.
I love the tiny details like the flying gift above the island.
Sometimes instead of an island from the game, you can just doodle a Nintendo switch.
It’s a much easier doodle to do, and you can still make it look super cute, like this one.
These must be stickers, right? I liked how they are located, the page is full, and yet it doesn’t look crowded.
It seems like a cover page, but of course, there is no name of the month here, so it’s just a guess.
I should be looking at the cover page, but I can’t stop admiring the cutest pink controls of the Nintendo switch!
This cover page is pretty obscure, it could be so many themes! But since there is this gift on a balloon I know it must be Animal Crossing.
What an awesome cover page! And I really like that the tag says new lifestyle.
It’s a perfect tag for starting a new chapter in your life.
This was actually the original idea behind my cover page, but it didn’t come out looking as cute as this one.
Also, this is a new Nintendo I’m seeing in this picture. I had no idea they release ones like this anymore.
One more lovely cover page and I love that the creator has those cute figurines in the background.
Monthly Log Inspirations
Next up are monthly logs.
Do you use them in your monthly Bullet Journal setups? I realize that I keep creating them even when I don’t really need them.
First up is my favorite format – a big calendar-type monthly log.
You don’t see much of it, but it’s clear the monthly log is surrounded by cute Animal Crossing doodles.
This spread definitely misses the dates, but I absolutely love the soft colors of the page.
I’m also in love with that beautiful washi tape at the bottom!
Really cute vertical monthly log and this one used pencils, which is not something you can see often.
The only thing I would’ve done differently is probably adding some lines to separate weeks, the visual aspect of that is very important for me in my monthly log.
I love how Tom Nook and his friends look so stranded when you have to pay them so much money in loans!
In this monthly log, I really like the muted colors.
I would’ve never guessed this is an Animal Crossing theme! It’s more like a rain and umbrellas theme to me.
But if you look under the calendar, you’ll see that these are actually Animal Crossing villagers!
This is such a fun colorful and happy page.
I like that it has so many characters interacting with each other in such a friendly way. Makes me want to play it even more!
This is a very easy monthly log format if you don’t really use it much and just want to have a monthly overview.
I love that since it’s a March setup the tree is pink for the cherry blossom. Just like in the game.
Such an adorable monthly log! And I like this idea of drawing the washi tape.
There are many types of trackers out there, and I tried to gather as many different ones as I could.
I love this one and it’s pretty familiar to the concept I used for my mood tracker.
I bet this will look super fun when the month is done.
This is a very different habit tracker, it really doesn’t look that much like an Animal Crossing-themed page.
Until you see that pink character, this is one of the villagers! And the little gift box with a balloon.
Such a detailed mood tracker! I like the idea of having a separate doodle for each day. But these are some very detailed doodles. I don’t think I’ll have the patience to do it.
But I bet this spread will look stunning after the pen.
Wow, this looks amazing and so neat! I love the idea of different fruits signifying different moods!
Also somehow this tracker makes me think of Mario game more than Animal Crossing.
I’m a bit confused with this spread because to me it looks like a weekly spread rather than a tracker, but the header says it’s a habit and mood tracker.
I wonder how it works.
These are the two trackers you don’t often see, but they are a really fun page idea to add to your journal.
I especially love the stress tracker and the illustrations on it.
What a cute mod tracker! And there are so many different butterflies and insects in the game that no matter what colors you choose, it will always look authentic.
Speaking of, this tracker really misses a key. But I guess if you’re like me and actually always use the same colors you might just remember what they stand for.
Such a lovely idea to have the balloons stand for different moods. And the kitty looks super cute and happy.
Time to look into my favorite pages – weekly spreads.
There is so much you can do with them and I think it’s fun to experiment and try different formats.
I always love everything in pastel colors, and this weekly is no exception. And it has so much space for planning.
It’s also super cute that there are those little polaroids with different Animal Crossing elements.
I love the bright colors used here and how chill the characters look.
Also on a side note – how amazing is the handwriting for the days of the week!
Such a lovely weekly spread. I like that it has this freestyle look to it.
And yet if you look into it you’ll see how it’s very organized and neat looking.
This is such an adorable weekly spread. I love the minimalist look and all the good organization.
At the same time, you still can clearly tell the theme is animal crossing.
This seems to be a plan as you go weekly and I love it.
It seems like it also has some memory-keeping elements to it.
Lovely week and I really like those little pieces of squared paper pieces added to the spread.
Also I like how happy this Animal Crossing character is.
The lame journal has a really cool style, and you can definitely see it here as well.
I love that you definitely recognise Isabelle, but also she is doodles in a different style.
Is this actually an Animal Crossing weekly spread? Hard to say.
I can’t remember why I added this spread to the list. But it’s here so we might as well keep it.
That axe kind of looks very menacing, but other than that this is a really fun spread.
Thankfully animal crossing really provides many opportunities for cute tiny doodles.
Perfect weekly spread idea for an easy one-page weekly. It’s quick to set up and yet looks super cute and on the theme.
Animal Crossing Bullet Journal Pages
You can use your Bullet Journal for anything at all, so why not use it to help you improve your gaming?
So here are some ideas on how Bullet Journal can help you play Animal Crossing.
This is a general page outlining the info about your island.
I also feel like it has some journaling in it, but I don’t speak German enough to understand what it’s about.
Trading in turnips is the best way to make money in Animal Crossing, and there are many tricks out there to make the most of it.
Mark came up with this fun idea and I’m sure it helped him get the most money.
Lovely spread with some general information about the island and some tasks to complete that month.
I also really love the colors used on this spread.
Here is one more page with some general information about the island. I love that she included the character and the map of the island.
It’s also pretty fun that there is that little plane ticket.
Mark created a wonderful spread with a map of his island and a list of his friends.
I like that he even added several layers to the map of the island so you can see where are the elevated areas.
A closer look at the list of Animal Crossing friends.
We had a chat with everyone in our BuJo friend group who was playing Animal Crossing and it’s a fun way to keep track of who actually has what island.
Here is a fun spread with different fish, and bugs and when to find them.
I’ve never had a spread like that and that’s maybe why I never collected all the samples for the museum.
One more very detailed spread with all the fish available in the game.
I’m not sure what those numbers stand for, probably how much the fish costs.
I love that scarpbooky feel of this spread.
It’s so super cute, bright, and colorful!
What a fun idea to create a timeline of your game!
Are you inspired to try an Animal Crossing theme in your Bullet Journal? Have you ever played the game?
Share with us your experiences in the comments!
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