Unique And Creative Bullet Journal Cover Page Inspirations That Work For Any Month

Have you ever wondered what is up with those bullet journal spreads that have beautiful drawings and the name of a month on them? Those spreads are the bullet journal cover pages. Bullet journal cover pages are some of the most creative, engaging, unique, and artistic spreads.  But, do you know why bullet journalers include a cover page in their journals? What is the need to have them? In one sense, there is no proper reason to have a bullet journal cover page, and they don’t include important information. A monthly calendar page is a separation page between the months, but more like a cover page than just a pretty picture.   In this article, you will find what a bullet journal cover page is all about. You will also find beautiful inspiration and ideas to create an epic cover page in your bullet journal. Also, check out our previous article for more monthly cover page ideas – 20 Beautiful Monthly Cover Page Ideas

Why Is A Bullet Journal Cover Page So Important?

What is a bullet journal cover page for? Do you need it? Let us get to know. Of course, as we all know, a bullet journal cover page is a beautiful structure to separate the months in the bullet journal. Compared to the typical monthly calendar, a cover page is a lot more flexible.  While a bullet journal calendar needs a two-page spread, a cover page needs either one or two pages. We can often create a bullet journal cover page with just one page. Therefore, if you are left with one page between the months, you can use it to make a cover page. This will be a more fun way to use the page instead of wasting it.  I feel a bullet journal cover page is like an artist’s free space to show off their skills and creativity. With most spreads taking up a good chunk of space, artists are limited with what they can do in the spread. A monthly cover page of a bullet journal is literally a blank canvas where an artist can show off his/her artistic skills and have fun in creation mode. 

Recommended Products To Set Up Your Bullet Journal Cover Page

Before we dive right into some excellent inspiration for the bullet journal monthly cover page, I want to mention the tools I use in my bullet journal quickly. If you are a beginner, these are the tools I wish I had purchased when I started bullet journaling instead of those overpriced books and markers that others recommended.   To be entirely honest with you, I only use stencils and washi tapes when I have time to decorate or only when I set up new spreads. However, the bread and butter for bullet journaling is simply a blank notebook and a pen you carry with you every day. So, don’t get too crazy in the beginning, first figure out what pages you need and what doesn’t work for you. Start bullet journaling, learn your style (whether you like minimalistic, aesthetic, artistic, etc.), and slowly upgrade your supplies according to your style. 

Unique And Gorgeous Bullet Journal Cover Page Ideas That Work For Every Month

Out of inspiration? Don’t worry! I am at your rescue. Below are creative and unique bullet journal cover page ideas that will work for any month.

Write Current Month

If you are a simple and straightforward person like me and want a minimalist look for your bullet journal, then writing the month’s name with a black ink pen in the middle of the page is an excellent idea for a monthly cover page. You can also add the month’s calendar, a bit of color, or small doodles that you think can represent the theme of the month. Love the minimalist bullet journal theme? Check out my previous post – The Minimalist Bullet Journal – Simple Guide To Creating One

Use Kraft Paper And Washi Tape

Using kraft paper and washi tape is one of the easiest ways to decorate your bullet journal cover pages. Cut tiny pieces of craft paper or a magazine and paste them down creatively to create gorgeous spreads. You can also use a few decorative stickers and color pens. I use this technique whenever I am out of ideas or have little time to create an artistic spread. 


Mandalas are gorgeous. I hope you too enjoy them as I do. Drawing a mandala is hugely therapeutic. This may be precisely what you need in our stressful and hectic daily lives.  Another great thing about creating a mandala is that we don’t have to draw it in one sitting. So, you don’t have to get stressed about finishing the spread on the day to start it. You can turn it into a monthly project and complete it bit by bit any day you feel stressed. 

An Inspirational Quote

Want to get motivated every day? Then add a good inspirational quote to your monthly cover page. Use the power of words to inspire you every day. 


Affirmations are powerful. They become more powerful when you write them down. So, why don’t you use your monthly cover pages to write a positive affirmation about it? Think of something you are struggling with and write it down on your cover page. This is a perfect way to start a more productive and intentional life. 

A Drawing

And of course, you can always show off your artistic skills with a creative drawing or painting. Floral designs are a trendy theme for the bullet journal. Search for tutorials that help you create a beautiful floral spread on the internet. I am sure there are plenty. Find a gorgeous one and start drawing it on the bullet journal monthly cover page. 

Any Pattern

Another thing that you can use to create a monthly bullet journal cover page is a pattern. By pattern, I mean anything like doodles, geometric shapes, florals, words, numbers, etc. Just fill out the page with them in a specific interval and maybe add the month’s name in the middle.  Creating patterns is just as therapeutic and calming as drawing mandalas. And making them is pretty simple too. All you need is a pen, rules and maybe some color pens.  Written by – Sowmya Cherukuri   

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