A variety of gnomes
Bullet Journal

December Bullet Journal Set Up

 

 

Gnomes for the win! Aren’t they the cutest things you’ve ever seen? I see them everywhere and they make me feel festive. I couldn’t resist using them for my December bullet journal set up. What I love about the bullet journal is it’s yours and you can do what you want. Some people go all out with amazing artwork. Other’s like me trace images or use rubber stamps. Then others like Ryder Carroll, the creator of this phenomena use it very differently.

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HOW BULLET JOURNALING STARTED

Here’s the video Ryder Carroll created to show how the bullet journal can be used. For some people, it has taken on a whole new life. It can be simple or complex and that is the beauty of it. He even wrote a book about it called, The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future

 

 

DECEMBER BULLET JOURNAL SET UP

The flexibility is what draws me to the bullet journal. First of all, I use it to take notes at the meetings I attend. Similarly, when I have a Doctors appointment I list my questions and leave room for answers. That way I don’t forget to ask those important questions. Occasionally I need to let out all my frustrations by writing a letter to God. He’s my go-to for everything. In addition, I add the gifts I’ve bought for Christmas so I don’t duplicate for next year. Sometimes I make a huge list called a “brain dump” to get it out of my head and on paper.

 

THEME PLANNING

 

I searched for black and white outline images of gnomes and found lots of options. Next, I printed the ones I fell in love with. I picked out some washi tape, a Christmas stamp set with holly leaves and berries and a variety of Crayola super tip markers. It feels good to use what I have on hand.  You don’t need to spend a lot of money to bullet journal.

a variety of gnomes, markers, ink pads and washi tape
In my former life, I was a Close To My Heart Consultant. Thankfully I have lots of stamps and ink pads.

A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT GNOMES

It all began in Germany in the 19th century. Garden Gnomes (also know as lawn gnomes) were used to decorate a garden and/or lawn. These little humanoid creatures were believed to protect whoever used them from evil. It’s common for them to wear a red pointy hat and they take on different positions. Some are standing, others are lying on their side and many have accessories like a rake or a wheel barrel.

Garden Gnome with a wheel barrel

 

A Red Gnome & A Green Gnome
These are my favorite Gnome’s of all time because they are my Grandmothers!

 

WELCOME PAGE

 

mushroom houses and gnomes

Okay, I have to admit I went a little crazy on this page. Isn’t it stinking cute? I just love it. The colors, the sweet mushroom houses decorated for Christmas and the beards on my gnomes make me so happy I can hardly stand it. It’s like they participated in the “No Shave November”.

 

WEEKLY PAGES

Bullet Journal Weekly Spread
Keep Calm Gnome Matter What!

 

WEEK 2

Bullet Journal Weekly Spread
This washi tape may or may not be on my Christmas Cards! The red truck is the best.

 

WEEK 3

Bullet Journal Weekly Spread
Does this Washi tape look wider on the left than the right?

 

WEEK 4

Bullet Journal Weekly Spread
Oh, there’s no place like Gnome for the Holidays!

What are you doing to get ready for the Holidays? Leave me a message in the comments below.

 

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One Comment

  • Linda

    Love, love, love the gnome theme! So cute! Your sayings using the word gnomes are so clever. I always look forward to each month’s bullet journal theme. Also, like your suggestions of other things to add to your journal…especially the “dump page “ and the letter to God.

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