Hello Planning Mashers!
It’s almost December, so it’s time to start decorating our Bullet Journals with some holiday-themed doodles.
Here are 31+ Christmas doodle ideas for you!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and I bet you’re also looking for a way to add Christmas spirit to your Bullet Journal pages!
I hope I got you covered with this post since you’ll find here 31+ Christmas doodles. And there is a Doodle With me video at the end of the post, so be sure to check that out for more ideas!
There is also a worksheet to practice these doodles, as well as a set of printable Christmas stickers in the Resources Vault, so be sure to check it out!
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Before we go into tutorials though, let’s talk about some ways you can use these babies in your BuJo.
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How To Use Doodles In Your Bullet Journal
Doodles are super fun to draw and use in your Bullet Journal and they can serve so many purposes! Below are some ideas which I’m sure you’ll love!
Of course, the first and foremost reason to use doodles in your Bullet Journal is to decorate your pages.
Doodles are usually pretty simple to draw but they add a lot of charm to Bullet Journal pages and can bring the whole month together with the same theme.
Using doodles as a habit tracker is a bit time-consuming, but in the end, I think it looks pretty cool.
Plus, it turns your habit tracker into a coloring book!
The idea behind this concept is pretty simple – you choose a doodle and assign each part of it to a different habit.
When you complete the habit during the day you color the part of the doodle.
This works a lot like a habit tracker, only you color the whole doodle each day.
Countdown pages are great, they help create excitement and understand the time flow, so you’ll never be caught unaware.
This is definitely one of my must-have pages for travel and big holidays, like Christmas.
Headers are a great way to decorate your weekly spreads, and you can totally use doodles to add flavor to yours.
Get creative and the possibilities are actually limitless!
Finally, doodles are perfect for creating collections. Any collections could use some doodles!
Below are some of my collection pages where I used the doodles the most.
Collection pages might not look as useful and productive as weekly or monthly logs, but they are actually extremely effective in helping you with tons of other things.
Even collections for fun, like bucket lists, help you to feel better, increase happiness and move something on the back of your head, so you unintentionally start trying to complete the thing on the list.
Other Ways To Use Christmas Doodles
Apart from using Christmas doodles to decorate your Bullet Journal pages, you can also use them to do plenty of holiday crafts.
Here are a few ideas:
- Christmas ornaments
- Gift tags
- Christmas cards
- Christmas card envelopes
- Dinner place cards
- Note to Santa
How To Doodle
There are a few tips I’d like to give you before you start creating.
- You absolutely can doodle, even if now it feels like you don’t. Trust me when I started I couldn’t draw at all, but with time and practice, it gets better. As long as you can draw basic shapes, you absolutely can doodle. And speaking of basic shapes…
- Look for basic shapes. Every doodle consists of basic shapes, and once you start seeing them it’ll be so much easier to start doodling. So even if you see a big scary doodle, start by dividing it into small basic shapes and you’ll be just fine.
- Start with a pencil. You’ll see in my Doodle With Mee video and in all my Plan With me videos – I always start from a pencil. This helps to make sure the doodle is coming out the way I want it to. Plus, that way you can start doodling from the basic shape and then just work your way around it.
- Practice. The biggest secret to getting better at doodling is to practice. So even if your first try doesn’t look as pretty as you imagined it in your head – just keep on doodling. The next one will be better, and the one after that even better.
If you’re sitting down to doodle you really don’t need much. What you need is a pencil, a pen and a piece of paper.
My favorites are:
Pilot Dr. Grip Mechanical Pencil – it’s important when you doodle to have a comfortable pencil grip, and the one on this Pilot pencil is probably the best I ever had.
Sakura Foam Eraser – you want a quality eraser that won’t leave any color behind, my choice is foam erasers. Just always make sure you take some time before erasing so your pen doesn’t smudge.
B5 Archer and Olive Notebook – in my opinion, one of the best notebooks on the market, and you can check my review to learn why.
Below are 15 Christmas doodle tutorials, and you can also download the tutorial from the Resources Vault.
You can just print it out and practicing your doodles will be just that much easier.
Definitely, the first doodles that came into my mind when I thought of December and the holiday season.
Note how they all start from very basic shapes everyone can do.
With Santa and a polar bear this set of doodles is a bit more elaborate, but as always since it’s broken down to easy steps – you can absolutely do it!
Many of these doodles you can actually generally use in winter theme for January for example.
I know I know, the title said 31+ doodles.
The rest of them you can find in the Doodle With me video further down the post!
Doodle With Me: Christmas Edition
For more ideas, make sure to check out the video below. This time I did something very different and all the doodles are in black and white. Let me know if you prefer them that way, or you’d rather me color all my doodles as I did in my previous videos.
Easy Christmas Doodles
You know me – I love a good doodling tutorial.
And even with my video, there is still so much you can doodle for this holiday season!
So I moved one step further and decided to share with you here some doodling tutorials from other creators as well.
Let’s start with these absolutely adorable doodles. I love that poor little cat so much!
And here is a little tip – when you doodle your things smaller they automatically become so much cuter.
Who said your holiday doodles much be all super colored?
This tutorial really shows that even going in black and white can be absolutely super cute.
Same doodles like in my tutorial, but in a completely different style.
That’s why I love seeing different people’s doodles because one thing can look so completely different drawn by different people.
Nicole always has the cutest doodles and I really love her style.
This tutorial definitely got me into the baking mood!
Not many things are as Christmas as Grinch, but it seems like it’s a very difficult doodle to master.
Well, not with this little tutorial! A few simple steps and you get yourself an adorable little rascal.
Lovely doodles and yet you can just create them in three different steps.
Also can we please take a note of how amazing the brush lettering is here!
If you want to learn brush lettering, by the way, check my post Brush Lettering For Beginners.
Julia has a wonderful doodling style and you can definitely see it in this tutorial.
Also, I’m really loving the green color used here, I wonder what markers she used.
I love the idea of doodling pretty much anything at all as ginger cookies.
Reindeer is definitely a staple of Christmas doodles.
And this one came out looking super cute and cartoony, absolutely love this style!
How absolutely cute is this little gnome!
And it’s surprisingly easy to doodle, even for beginners.
Snowflakes seem easy to doodle, but did you know how many awesome options there are?
I absolutely love all these ideas.
Free Christmas Sticker Sheet
Don’t forget, that apart from the doodling worksheet there is also a set of printable stickers!
These will work great for your BuJo, but also for any Christmas crafts you might do this year.
Next step – use some sticker paper and print it out! Just make sure you choose “fit” in “Size Options”. and TA DAAAA! You got your sheet of stickers!
If you’re using just normal paper to print them out, a great option would be to use a special adhesive tape to stick them to the pages.
With these stickers and a Christmas doodle workbook, you’ll be rocking the holiday mood in no time!
Are you doing a Christmas theme for this December? How are you planning to use these doodles?
Let us know in the comments below.
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