I love seeing the creative and artistic ways people include banners and headers in their bullet journals. While there is always a lot of back and forth on the topic of decorative bullet journaling vs. minimalistic bullet journalling, I can’t help but find myself drawn to beautiful shapes on dotted paper!
Today, I wanted to share some of my own along with a round-up of some of my favorites by others!I am not at all artistic when it comes to drawing.. even my stick figures are embarrassing. This, coupled with perfectionism, makes it really difficult for me to include any kind of headers or banners in my bullet journal.
And doodle challenges? Forget about it. Not for me.
After some practice on grid paper, I finally took the plunge and made a banner and header page in my journal. I would be lying if I said my this was my first attempt, or that I didn’t start with pencil and go over these with pens after.Don’t get me wrong, I’m still struggling with this page; Every time I look at it I notice the flaws first (like the giant arrowhead I messed up on). But none-the-less, I am proud of the outcome and that I finally got myself to do it (one step towards conquering the perfectionism)!
Saying it even feels silly.. it’s my own personal journal that no one else has to see (I could have 100 terrible pages for every one pretty one I share with you guys) so I shouldn’t feel the need for it to be perfect. But, sigh.I plan to use these for page headers, sub headers, dividers on a page, or just as a way to highlight something I find especially noteworthy.
Just like my handwriting hack, I have a hack for doodles and headers too — trace them! Google “free doodle icons” — copy and paste them into word, print, and trace them into your journal. Viola – you are an artist.
Now, on to the fun part… on to some of my favorites by other people!
What are your favorite banners and headers? Feel free to link any of your favorites in the comments below!!