Spring has sprung! As the snow starts to melt, March is the time for me to get out and enjoy my Bullet Journal.
March is a month of change and transition. Spring starts to come in and with it comes a feeling of hope and optimism. There is a chance to start over and try something new. It is a time to start over and change our habits and routines. This can be a wonderful time to start something new! Whether it is trying a new recipe, learning a new skill, getting out and about and exploring new places or just having a good laugh!
March also means that it is going to be warmer. We are entering the ‘spring’ season and with that comes the sunshine and flowers! The rain is also going to be less frequent as we get into spring and summer months. A great time to try out new recipes, go for walks, read, have fun, have fun with your kids, learn a new skill, try a new hobby, do some work for yourself or just enjoy being outside! So I am sharing with you some theme ideas for March in your Bullet Journal.
St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. Not only is it a day devoted to celebrating Irish culture, but it is also the holiday of spring. Many people will have green beer and shamrocks and wear green. For me, it is the day of Spring, the day of hope and renewal. The hope of the long awaited greening of the land after the cold winter months.
In my own personal version of St. Patty’s day, I like to incorporate the color green into the pages of my bujo. I also include a small amount of Lucky Charms in my spread.
I love the simplicity of a rainbow. I always feel so inspired when I look at one. I get the feeling that there is a magical world somewhere out there, hidden behind the rainbows, waiting to be discovered. I see a rainbow theme as a very positive bujo theme. It makes you happy to look at it. I also like to do rainbow themed bujos because I enjoy adding little touches of bright colors to the theme to make it pop.
Easter time is an exciting time of year. There is excitement surrounding the resurrection and the promise of new life. The days are filled with bright colors, joyous celebrations, egg hunts, bunnies, candy, and of course – lots of chocolate! When I do a Easter themed bujo I like to go in a bright, happy, colorful direction. Yellow is a very popular color during Easter time so I like to use that. To me, it is a celebration of new life and the promise of spring.
I think this is one of those themes where you can go as detailed as you like. You can put out easter eggs on your pages and put out candy and other things. I used a very traditional easter egg pattern, but I am sure you can find many different ways to add your own easter style to this theme.
Spring is one of my favorite seasons. It is filled with hope and joy and promise. When I was little, we would go out camping at our local campground in the spring. When the weather would warm up, I would take a walk down the river trail and look for the first signs of spring. I would see the buds peeking through the trees, I would hear the first birds chirping and the flowers would start blooming. I used to enjoy looking at the different types of trees, the way the sun hit the leaves and the way the birds would come flying around the trees searching for insects to eat. Now, it’s just a great time of year.
Springtime is also a time of renewal. This is when we begin new projects and look ahead to what we will accomplish during the next season of our lives. With new hope, new thoughts, new ideas and new projects coming up we are able to take a fresh look at our life and begin to see where we need to focus our energy. So why not make a bujo springtime themed to reflect these new hopes and dreams?
I always like to start a new page in a spring themed bujo with a quote or inspirational saying. Something about how the freshness of the season inspires you to live life to its fullest. Spring is also a time to get busy planning and preparing for planting season. It is time to plant seeds and get ready for the gardens that will bloom this summer.
In this theme, the focus is on the natural elements of spring. There are a lot of colors that are considered spring colors: warm greens, yellows, orange reds, peachy pinks, shades of light brown, tan and beige.
Bugs and Butterflies
As spring approaches I begin to think of bugs. Bugs are so amazing. They are so cute and so colorful. They are like little cartoon characters. I especially love them when they are on flowers or trees. When I do a bujo based on bugs I like to use soft spring colors like yellow, orange, pink, light blue, cream, taupe and gray.
Butterflies are so delicate, beautiful, graceful and interesting. There are so many different species of butterflies with varying colors, shapes, sizes, wingspans and markings. Some are brightly colored while others are mostly black and white. They come out in the spring and summer months. They are an indicator of warmer weather ahead.
You can play with this theme any way you want. You can have butterflies flying around the journal, butterflies in the sky, butterflies on a springtime bouquet, a butterfly on a flower, butterflies on a bird, butterflies in the grass, butterflies on a tree, butterflies on the ground.
This is a wonderful theme for anyone who likes to go kite surfing, flying kites, or even just enjoys kites. I really enjoy watching the wind play with a kite. The kites flying in the wind remind me of how we let go of control and let the wind guide us, instead of having to force our own way. I also like how kites get to fly away from the ground and soar up into the sky.
When I make a kite themed bujo, I like to use a lot of pastel colors. I like to keep it very simple. This helps me to focus on the details of each individual page and not get lost in trying to create an elaborate layout.
Celebrate National Bubble Week in March with a bubble themed bujo.I love using bubbles to decorate a bujo! Bubbles are whimsical and can be used as a metaphor for anything from the innocence of childhood to the magical wonder of the unknown. They can also be used to represent the emotions that bubble up in your mind.
You can use bubble stickers or draw your own bubbles. Bubble stickers are easy to find and come in a variety of sizes. There are bubble templates that you can print and cut out.
Apple blossoms are pretty because of the way they explode into colorful, exotic flowers. They remind me of springtime and the time when apple blossoms fill the air with their sweet perfume. If you live near apple trees this is a wonderful time to observe their blooming. When I do an apple blossom themed bujo, I like to use very light colors like pink and white.
There is nothing like waking up in the morning to see the first daffodils poking through the ground. I love the bright vibrant yellow daffodils. They are one of my favorite plants. Springtime is a great time to start a bujo. You can get your creativity flowing and be inspired. Daffodils are one of the first signs that spring is coming. If you look closely, you may see some tulips popping up too. When I do a spring flower themed bujo, I use mostly warm muted colors like pink, orange, and lavender.
The famous artist, Vincent Van Gogh, was born in March. This is a great theme if you don’t really want to put too much effort into it. You don’t have to go crazy with it. Just do a little bit here and there. You can create your own unique style with it. You can experiment with mediums, like spray paint, pens and markers, wax crayons, chalk pastels, watercolor paints, graphite pencils, acrylic paints, etc.