Bullet Journal Cover Page Ideas For Every Month Of The Year
Are you looking for some Bullet Journal theme ideas for your next monthly setup? This is definitely the place to be since I gathered here the 60 monthly Bullet Journal cover page ideas for basically every month of the year.
And in case you’re freaking out right now thinking – what on earth are cover pages?! Don’t worry. We will cover that as well.
Picking a theme for your Bullet Journal monthly setup is no easy task. Sometimes it might seem impossible, especially if you’re feeling creatively stuck.
But even when you think you came up with an idea – how do you put it on paper?
This is when you definitely can use some cover page inspirations.
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What Are Bullet Journal Cover Pages And Why Use Them
Do you know those incredibly beautiful pages full of art with a little calendar or just the word for the month? Those are cove pages!
They are a kind of representation of your monthly theme, a good place to just go crazy with all the creative stuff because the only thing you need it to have is the name of the month.
As you can guess, this is not a very practical page necessary for successful day-to-day planning. So if you don’t feel like creating those – you can skip that step altogether.
However, here are some benefits of having a monthly cover page in your journal:
- Practice your creative skills. It’s a great way to show off all your doodling and lettering skills without any space limitations.
- Divide your journal. Cover pages are kind of great for giving your journal a clear division for each month.
- Set the mood for the month. I think it kind of helps to start a month on a positive note when you have a pretty cover page.
But enough talking! Let’s get into Bullet Journal cover page inspirations.
Creative Monthly Cover Page Ideas
Here is something I want you to understand before we dive in. You don’t have to create cover pages; you don’t have to create different themes each month.
There are no rules, it’s your journal, and you should just do whatever you like.
So just find something that inspires you and roll with it.
There are too many ideas to count, so here I gathered some of my favorites, and I’ll give you links for some posts with more inspiration if I have those.
January Cover Page Ideas
Let's start with January since it's the first month of the year. Well, at least in western culture, it is.
And for more ideas, check out my post with January Bullet Journal Cover Page Ideas.
Fireworks are a great theme idea for January, considering how many of them you see during the holiday season.
It's definitely a festive and happy cover page, perfect for getting your whole year started on a good note.
Isabel is an incredible artist, so of course, I had to include at least one of her cover pages on this list.
And don't be scared; you don't have to recreate this exact cover page. I just thought it's so beautiful it's worth being on a list of cover page inspirations.
I always found space terrifying, but somehow just using the black color HSanize manages to also make it look kind of exciting and full of opportunities.
And be sure to check my post Space Bullet Journal Theme Inspirations for some more ideas on this theme.
This is such a beautiful and cozy cover page! The colors and the lights in the windows make the illustration look warm and make me miss my family.
The cute little snowflakes are a perfect addition to clearly make it a winter theme.
Makeup theme is a great idea for every month, and I love this cover page.
The cute little doodles and the colorful shades make it seem very happy and exciting. I also like that she even added the names of her favorite products.
February Cover Page Ideas
February is a month of love, considering this is a month for Valentine's Day.
But in this list, you'll see a lot of cover pages for other themes as well. I added a few here, but if you want more - check out my post with February Bullet Journal Theme Ideas.
This is a great example of a minimalist Bullet Journal page, showing you that you don't need any fancy supplies and crazy art projects to make a beautiful cover page.
Stina's account is amazing, so if you ever need any minimalist inspirations - she's the girl to go to!
Ok, you knew it was coming - I had to include at least one love-themed February cover page. This one is a bit obscure, though.
The watercolor work is amazing, and the hearts look kind of like roses from a certain angle, wouldn't you agree?
This cover page is incredibly creative and so beautifully done. I admire how many details the creator included here.
And if this is your jam, be sure to check my post with Harry Potter Bullet Journal Theme Ideas.
Lunar New Year
As somebody who spent many years living in China, this cover page is special in my heart. But this is a tricky theme to do because sometimes the lunar new year could be in January instead.
I also really admire all the details in this beautiful illustration.
Lavender is a beautiful and simple theme, and this cover page definitely does it justice.
But the biggest decoration here is the title. If you want to learn how to do that, check out my post Brush Lettering Guide For Beginners.
March Bullet Journal Cover Pages
The first month of Spring offers a lot of beautiful cover pages and theme ideas. I always find that with Spring comes an awakening and reinvigoration of creativity.
For more ideas than here, you can check my post with March Bullet Journal Theme Ideas.
This is such a stunning cover page! I love that the creator added the blobs of color on the background but kept to illustrations in black and white.
Definitely check my post Disney Bullet Journal Theme Inspirations for more ideas.
I have a weak spot for everything Japan-related, so of course, I had to include this theme.
The illustrations are so beautiful and detailed. Just looking at it makes me feel like I'm in zen guarden.
Speaking of Japan-related things, anyone else here is a fan of sushi? For me, it's a go-to food. This cover page definitely does justice to the delicious food.
And for more inspiration, you can always check my Sushi Bullet Journal Theme Ideas.
In March 2020 I did a self-care theme in my Bullet Journal. The way I approached it is basically by doodling things that make me feel better when I'm down.
I think it's especially important in Spring to take care of yourself, and if you can't spend time creating self-care pages, at least you can incorporate it into your monthly theme.
Do you remember in 2020 when Animal Crossing went viral? I was definitely obsessed with the game.
So I did create a post with Animal Crossing Bullet Journal Inspirations like this cute cover page. I'm not playing that much anymore, but I still think it's a cute theme to do in your journal.
April Cover Page Ideas
What would you say are the best themes to try in April? I'll let you decide after you take a look at these beautiful cover pages below.
Of course, we had to start with this Easter-themed cover page. It's easy tiny doodles, but they look lovely! And it's fun to use any colors and patterns to decorate the eggs.
Oh, and for more holiday stuff, check my post Easter Bullet Journal Page Ideas.
This is an incredibly beautiful cover page, and I admire the special effect used to add color like it's full of geometric shapes.
I would say this looks more like a winter or Fall bird, but I have to always keep in mind that half of the world lives in a different hemisphere, and April is Fall for them.
Hot Air Baloons
Hot Air balloons are such a beautiful and at the same time, simple theme. It's also full of wonder and adventure spirit.
I really like that you can play around so much with the colors. This cover page has orange and yellow colors, but you definitely can use any colors you want.
Of course, I couldn't do a roundup of April themes without adding a cover page with rain and umbrellas. One more pretty easy theme to doodle while also being so pretty.
For more cover pages, you can also check my post with Rain And Umbrellas Bullet Journal Theme Inspirations.
I love these color combinations and how a simple set of basic shapes can come together as such a beautiful cover page.
This is also such a fun Bullet Journal font to use!
May Bullet Journal Cover Pages
All Spring cover pages are always full of flowers and greenery. But so far, I've been trying to come up with some other page ideas.
Well, no more. Get ready to be bedazzled by all the beauty nature can offer you.
Do I know for sure this is May and not March? Nope! But if I put it in May, who could argue, right?
If you want to recreate this page, it's not as hard as you think. Check my post How To Draw Flowers In Your Bullet Journal.
May is the best month to look at cherry blossoms, or at least this is what I've heard. It's still something on my bucket list.
This cover page is absolutely stunning, and I love those little gold elements - they absolutely add a unique feel.
This is such a fun and beautiful cover page. I like all the different shades of green you can use for this theme. And it's much easier to create than you think.
Check my post with Succulent And House Plan Doodles for some step-by-step tutorials.
If you generally live all things green, check my post Green Bullet Journal Theme Inspirations.
This cover page is absolutely dreamy. It's so cute and well-organized. I wish my desk looked like that!
I also like that Julia added her signature green leaves, which makes it look that much cozier.
This is probably the most creative theme I've ever seen! Alien abductions and cute cows - what a perfect combination.
I also really like that cow on the left, eating its sandwich in such a sweet way.
June Cover Page Ideas
Sune is my birthday month, so I try to create something special every month.
It's also the first month of Summer, which is my favorite season! I'm so excited to share these cover pages with you.
Under The Sea
Under the sea is the perfect theme for the Summer month, and this cover page is stunning.
I love the different shades and how the creator plays with color in this illustration. It looks minimalistic but also so elaborate.
This is a perfect idea for a June theme, and I love that on this cover page, there are so many different ice cream doodle examples.
This is also pretty fun because you can play around a lot with colors when doodling ice cream cones and such.
As I've told you, I love creating special themes for June. In 2022 I created a tea theme.
I'm a huge fan of tea, and it's not easy to be one in a coffee-oriented South America. So I decided to bring my love for the beverage into my journal instead.
Doesn't this cover page just make you want to make some refreshing lemonade? Well, maybe not so much with all the broken glass.
But for a cover page - this is a fantastic idea, and it looks so aesthetic.
This cover page has such a simple design, but it looks absolutely stunning,
I adore the turquoise colors. Don't you just want to lay back and watch that beautiful ocean?
July Cover Page Inspirations
With the hottest month of the Summer, I think you can expect a lot of outdoorsy themed even though some places have too hot of a Summer to actually be outside, especially since I burn like paper even with 100 SPF.
But back to the cover pages, check out these!
I'm not really sure if people camp like this, but it seems like a campsite to me. I'd definitely go there.
I think it's a good sign that the cover page works when it creates a place you'd love to visit in real life.
Cats And Strawberries
Julia is an amazing artist, and I'm deeply in love with her unique and fun drawing style. This cover page makes me so happy just looking at it! Wouldn't you agree?
And if you love her style as well, be sure to check out her Etsy Shop, because she sells tons of stickers and art prints that can help you have a piece of her creativity.
Aren't fruits just especially delicious in Summer, when you don't have to sell a kidney to afford a mango?
I love this July cover page; it's so bright and happy. I just wanna go there, have a green smoothie, and feel good about my life choices.
Road trips were never a big thing when I was growing up, but this cover page just makes me want to go on one!
They just look so happy in their van, and I love the 80s vibe of the page. Just so much fun and happiness there.
August Bullet Journal Cover Page Ideas
Summer is winding down, but not the creativity of the artists below.
These cover pages look amazing! I hope you find the perfect one for you here.
Black And Pink
I'm not sure this is the correct name for this theme, but that's what I'm calling it!
I love this cover page, and the color combination actually inspired my own May setup in 2021.
Butterflies is definitely a theme you can play around with a lot since you can use so many different colors and patterns.
This cover page definitely does it justice, and I like that she added those extra elements like a little almost butterfly wreath and the quote.
These are the most Summer flowers out there, so it had to be on a cover page at some point.
This one looks very simple but so neat and comforting. I like this style.
I know this is usually a theme for September, but in 2021 I started a new journal in August, and I wanted the first pages to be all stationery-themed.
If you ever want to recreate this theme - it's super simple! Be sure to check my post with Step By Step Stationery Doodle Tutorials.
Using a Blackout Journal is always a guarantee that your cover page will stand out. And this is your proof.
All the colors stand out so well on the dark paper!
September Cover Pages
Time to switch to Fall and all the cozy and comfy things the season brings.
It's also back-to-school time, but I'll try not to include those since we already did this theme in August.
And, of course, you'll find more inspirations in my post 35+ September Bullet Journal Cover Page Ideas.
This cover page is absolutely stunning! All the bright colors and elaborate details on the mushrooms.
Also, I want to note that I have a special love for all the pages with kraft paper. It just makes everything look that much cozier.
This is such a beautiful take on a music-theme cover page. I'm always up for including flowers in any theme!
This can also be a great inspiration for creating a Playlist Bullet Journal Spread.
Owls are a very Fall theme idea, but I love how she went a different way and used bright colors for a few of the owls.
I also think their tired eyes are so very relatable.
It's always a fun theme, but I feel like reading is especially nice when you get to cuddle under a warm blanket and listen to the rain outside.
For all the bookworms, be sure to check my Book Theme Bullet Journal Inspirations.
This is probably the most random theme I could think of, but if you look at the cover page below, you'll understand why I just had to include it in this lineup.
Also, let me know in the comments what's your favorite way to eat avocados! I'm eating so much guacamole that I think I', ready to switch to some different recipes.
October Bullet Journal Cover Pages
October is a difficult month because it's mostly all about Halloween.
But I did my best to add more than just spooky pages.
Of course, if spooky is what you're looking for, you can get more inspiration in my post Halloween October Bullet Journal Ideas.
I love this fun idea to just fill out the page with cozy fall doodles and hide the month's name among them.
If you want to create something similar, be sure to check my post with Step-By-Step Fall Doodles.
Technically this is probably a fruit theme, but for me, all I can see on this cover page is the coziness of kraft paper. Also, can you please let me know in the comments the name of this fruit? I'm blanking, and it's driving me crazy!
If you're also a fan of using kraft paper in your journal, be sure to check my post Kraft Paper Bullet Journal Inspirations.
Leaves are a great theme to use in any Fall month. With nature changing, you get all those beautiful and bright colors!
This cover page is a great example; Hayley did an amazing job with her watercolors.
I've never really watched much of this show, but I definitely can admire how beautiful and detailed this cover page is.
It's also a fun theme idea - pick your favorite show and bring it to your journal pages.
It's October, of course, I had to include at least one spooky cover page, and this one was so stunning that I couldn't pass it by.
Isn't it amazing that you create such stunning illustrations with just one color and a few pieces of paper?
November Bullet Journal Cover Page Ideas
November is a strange month because Halloween is already over, but it's kind of too early to get ready for Christmas.
Even so, there are still many ideas you can use that month; just check the cover pages below.
For more ideas, you can check my post with November Bullet Journal Cover Pages.
This could also work for mittens! I love how the colors and the piece of kraft paper really show the warm feeling of wearing fluffy socks.
It's also an amazing example of how to use acrylograph pens. If you want to get some for yourself, remember you can always get them 10% off with my code MASHA10.
Or pretty much any time period you feel close to.
I love 90s; they have a lot of nostalgia for me, and it's such a perfect cover page idea to dust off all your bright, chemically colored markers.
Amazing theme, especially for the cold November days.
This is my cover page, but if you click to read more, you'll get to the post with tons of cover pages and more from other creators.
I'm not much of a baker myself, but what can be better than a hot croissant with your coffee on a chilly November morning?
But I did once a Baking Bullet Journal Theme. I don't like baking, but I sure did enjoy doodling baking supplies.
Whether you're a DC or Marvel fan - it's always a fun idea to bring your favorite movies to your journal pages.
The best part of it for me is that each hero has a logo, which is pretty easy to draw and is very recognizable.
December Cover Page Ideas
We're here in the last month of the year. It seems like, after looking at all those cover pages, it's impossible to come up with something different.
Well, you'll be surprised! And I found cover pages that are not necessarily holiday-themed.
I would never think about this theme, and especially how adorable you can make it look.
I also love the little subtle hints of Christmas in the corners.
Don't forget that December is the first month of winter, so anything with snow works perfectly for them to use that month.
I also really adore all the beautiful colors used on this cover page and how well they represent the season.
Sweets are a universal theme for every month! As somebody with a huge sweet tooth, I fell in love when I saw this cover page.
And if you're not much into the holiday spirit, you can always skip the mistletoe topper.
Scrapbooky Cover Page
I love this style of journaling, combining all those elements together to make something beautiful. And it reminds me of the day I gave scrapbooking a try, only my pages weren't that pretty haha
Would you ever try to create something in this style? Let me know in the comments.
Of course, I had to include at least one idea for Christmas. It's the jolly holly season, after all.
If you want more ideas, check my post with 67+ Christmas Bullet Journal Ideas.
Uff, that was a big one. And I still have twice the amount of cover pages I’d love to share. There is just so much creativity out there.
What’s next? Well, I’ve got a freebie for you!
Free Printable Bullet Journal Cover Pages
I’ve been creating complete monthly setups for my shop since 2020, and today I want to share a part of it with you.
In the Resources Vault you can find a bundle with 12 hand-drawn Bullet Journal cover pages, which you can print and use in your BuJo immediately.
If you don’t have access yet, simply sign up in the form below.
Once you confirm your subscription, you’ll be able to access these cover pages and tons of other amazing printables to help you with your BuJo.
I hope this list was helpful; if you find it so, please share!
And remember: Keep Bullet Journaling, and Don’t Be A Blob.