My First Bullet Journal Inspired by Fairytales with Images and Video

After receiving my first ever Bullet Journal for my birthday, I can’t get enough!

In case you don’t know what a Bullet Journal is, it’s basically a diary but it’s different to ordinary notebooks because it’s made out of sheets of paper that are dotted rather than lined. They’re fantastic for organisation and help you get creative in a more structured way. If you’re interested to see what I mean have a look at their site over at bulletjournal.com but beware, you’ll get obsessed like I did 😉

Fairytale Inspired Future Log

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So the first thing that they recommend you to draw out is a future log. This is the area to help you move things from one month to another in an easy way, in case you weren’t able to complete a task when you wanted. Essentially, all you are doing is plotting your future months.

As you may notice, fairy tales really inspire everything that I do so I thought the Bullet Journal should reflect that also. I’ve created a future log in my first ever bullet journal with each month being in the theme of a particular fairy tale story that I know and love. I began with April as I only started in March (entry log below.)

  • April: Thumbelina
  • May: Cinderella
  • June: Bluebeard
  • July: The Fisherman and the Fish
  • August: Snow White
  • September: Little Red Riding Hood
  • October: The Little Mermaid
  • November: The Sleeping Beauty
  • December: The Snow Queen

March Entry in the theme of Beauty and the Beast

This is my first monthly entry in the journal and it’s all based around the story of Beauty and the Beast. I chose the theme because this is when the new movie has come out so thought it was appropriate 🙂

On the first page I’ve added 8 tasks, split out in half by ‘Beauty’ and ‘Beast’. What I meant by ‘Beauty’-full tasks were things that were beautiful both of mind and body so it included things like getting a haircut or simply finishing a crafts project or book. Whereas the ‘Beast’-ly tasks were tasks to help me stop doing something naughty, such as skipping gym or spending and eating too much.

The second monthly log page included a calendar to help me track the days and dates whilst below that was a direct reference to the story itself where I included the wilting rose and enchanted mirror. The latter has a lovely quote, ‘You are your own kind of beautiful’ to remind me to love myself no matter what and the former has three general tasks that I want to complete this month before it’s over.

Key Idea for a Book Lover

Books are fundamental to storytelling so I decided to create my key (area that explains what the symbols that I use are) in a similar fashion. I drew stacked books and each one has the title of one symbol and its meaning. It’s simple but I love it and so I’ve finished it off with a meaningful fairy tale quote at the bottom of that same page.

I really hope you enjoy my videos as much as I enjoyed making them. I absolutely loved drawing and planning these and I’m sure I’ll be continuing with my Bullet Journal every month by sticking to my chosen themes. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you never miss any!

Let me know if you have your own diary or Bullet Journal below 🙂 

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Writer / Blogger on The Fairytale Pretty Picture. Currently working in the head office of a large retail company in London, UK and living in Essex.

12 Comments

  • Reply March 27, 2017

    Jon

    Very interesting post! I still can’t believe how popular bullet journals have become over the last few years!

  • Reply March 27, 2017

    five little doves

    I love your drawings, you are very talented! I have never used a bullet journal and have no idea where to start but this has inspired me to give it a go, thank you!

  • Reply March 27, 2017

    Skye

    Bullet Journalling is such a lifesaver, and your theme here is so gorgeous! Keep it up!

  • Reply March 27, 2017

    Joanna

    What a stunning bullet journal you are really talented with your drawings. I’ve never done a bullet journal myself but they are very popular at the moment.

  • Reply March 27, 2017

    Jo

    I wasn’t entirely sure what a bullet journal was so you’ve cleared that up! Yours looks great, you’re very creative!

  • Such delightful drawings. I bet when you open up your pad you feel instantly calm.

  • Reply March 27, 2017

    Ana De- Jesus

    I have been into fairytales since I was a kid and I am still obsessed now so I love the idea of a bullet journal inspired by fairytales x

  • Reply March 28, 2017

    Kara

    What a beautiful journal. You can tell it has been created with love

  • Reply March 28, 2017

    Natalia

    oh wow! That’s beautiful! You are so talented and creative x

  • Reply March 28, 2017

    Emma

    I’ve heard all about bullet journals and love the pictures of how creative other people are – your pages are gorgeous. Unfortunately I can’t draw or even doodle so mine would just look like a mess!

  • I like the look of this bullet journal. So beautiful!

  • Reply March 29, 2017

    Kerry Norris

    This is such a gorgeous bullet journal. You’re very talented. Wish I was that creative x

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