Do you bullet journal? I do. I’ve always resisted using a planner. They’re overwhelming to me, and often not arranged the way that I want. When I started reading more posts from those already in the BUJO culture, I suddenly realized that it was a great system to organize my random scribbles in different notebooks. I started mine last year and – after a six month learning curve – I’ve finally gotten the hang of using it for everything except shopping lists.
So as I plan for my 2018 BUJO, I thought I would have a little fun by putting together some pre-made bullet journal collections.
Please note that this post does not cover the basics of bullet journaling. There are many wonderful blogs dedicated to this topic. I strongly urge you to find one of those to follow.
Tropical Boho Bullet Journal Collection
Even though I don’t buy tropical-themed stuff for myself, I love the pineapples, flamingos, and beach life that you see under the tropical theme. The bright colors and exotic decals are appealing to those of us stuck on the mainland. In short, the tropical them is just fun. Below you’ll find my personal picks for a Tropical Bujo. There are a lot more options though if you scroll down past this highlight!
Not into the Tropical theme? Check out my Boho Bujo theme here!
The great thing about Bullet Journals is that you can turn any ordinary notebook into one. However, I’m willing to bet that the same people who are drawn to bullet journals are the ones who also enjoy any excuse to buy a notebook. The Leuchtturm1917 is the standard BUJO, but it’s not the only option:
- The Leuchtturm1917 Dotted in berry would make a great base for a tropical-themed BUJO. I love how the dots make it easy to freehand a page layout (no stencils needed) and the white cover will allow any colored decal to pop on the front. I
- However, there is always the Leuchtturm1917 Dotted if you want to keep a traditional journal component or if you’re just worried about the dots driving you crazy.
- Not sure that you’re a Leuchtturm fan? The Lemome Journal in Yellow looks to be a great contender. It also has the added bonus of a built in pen loop. If I wasn’t interested in making a themed pen loop for for my 2018 BUJO, the Lemome would be my pick.
- If you want to skip the decals, check out this gorgeous Tropical Birds BUJO!
- Or this Be a Pineapple BUJO by Tri-Moon Press!
Some people will drop a pretty penny on a cover for their BUJO. It makes sense that you don’t want anything to mess up the book that keeps your entire life organized. If you’re one of those people, you’re better off looking on Etsy.com. However, if you’re just looking for something
to help you correctly identify your BUJO’s front from the back to brighten up your journal, then a decal is a great frugal option. Here’s what Amazon has to offer for the tropical theme:
- This simple hibiscus decal comes in a variety of colors, making it a very great choice for the tropical BUJO collection.
- More of a pineapple fan? This is your option, then!
- This toucan decal is your option if you’re a fan of either the bird or lots of colors!
Stickers and washi tape are what both the planner-obsessed and BUJO crowd turn to for easy decorations. After all, what sense is there in putting all that information in one place if you have no way to quickly process the pages? Stickers, washi tape, stencils, and doodled decorations can all assist with this.
- Doodlebug has some fun tropical stickers to help you keep your pages lively!
- If that’s not your style, then you might find the more elegant Violette’s Tropical Pool stickers to be what you’re looking for.
- The pineapple fans will love this sticker set.
- This second set of Violette stickers will be a hit with fans of exotic birds.
- If you want a general set of washi tape to use in your Tropical Bujo, check out this set that features a good variety of colors and objects under the Tropical theme.
- If you want to focus more on blue colors, then this is the washi tape set that you need.
- Finally, if you want more pink, then you’ll love this flamingo set. Just pay attention to the fact that you’ll also be purchasing watermelon-themed tape as well.
Here are some other themed accessories for you to look at:
- This decorative stencil set has pretty much everything I could ask for in terms of a tropical-themed stencil set. The particularly crafty could even use this stencil and some paint to decorate the front of their BUJO.
- If you want a stencil set that will allow you to create headline boxes and accents with the Tropical stencil set, then this is the one that you want.
- Of course, in lieu of a good pen loop, a great pencil/pen bag is a requirement. I recommend this lovely Hibiscus pencil bag for this theme.
- Of course, you could always go for this flamingo pencil bag.
- There’s also the pineapple option as well.
Themes are great and can make you look really well put together. They are also not always the most practical for making your BUJO adventure both fun and easy. That’s why I really recommend the following items:
- You can’t BUJO without pens. Taotree’s Finelighter pen set has relatively high reviews and aren’t supposed to bleed through pages.
- You also will find these page tabs a handy addition to your BUJO journey.
- This basic bujo stencil set will make your page layouts a breeze.
- Finally the multi-style alphabet stencil set will help your lettering stay neat and unique in your page headers.