Setting up a new bullet journal spread is a super exciting experience since you have the opportunity to try new things and be creative with different themes.
For the upcoming month of August, we’ve put together a fantastic collection of the best August bullet journal ideas and spread layouts to try that will make sure you have a complete setup that is unique and beautiful.
If you were impressed by last month’s spreads, you’re going to love these ones even more. From pretty florals, balloons, clouds, to even gemstone spreads, you can find exactly what you’re looking for and more.
Important Dates To Note
As the common theme that we do, there are a few fun holidays and important dates you can include in your August setup that will make journaling more fun and exciting.
This gives you an opportunity to track different things and also plan ahead! You could even use these holidays to think of various kinds of themes for your bullet journal spreads.
Fun and Unique Month Ideas
- National Picnic Month
- Romance Awareness Month
- Family Fun Month
- National Mountain Climbing Day
- National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
- August 2 – National Friendship Day
- August 10 – National Women’s Day
- August 12 – International Youth Day
How To Create An August Bullet Journal Spread
Before we head over to the spread ideas, here’s a few things you want to keep in mind when creating a new monthly spread:
Supplies You’ll Need
For any bullet journal spread, you’re going to need a few basic supplies to get started with.
If you plan to be bold and creative with the use of colors, then you’re going to need markers, paint, or watercolors but if you plan to keep things minimalistic or simple, a few black pens and highlights are all you really need.
Choose a Theme
For any new monthly spread, setting up a common theme can be easier to design pages and it looks consistent however this isn’t really necessary. You don’t have to have a specific theme but it would be fun once in a while.
Go through the ideas below and draw inspiration from what others have created and this may give you a good idea on what to do for your own bullet journal spreads.
Decide On What You’ll Be Including
You’ll also want to have a basic idea of the things you’ll be including in your layouts such as the specific types of trackers (mood tracker, habit tracker, fitness trackers) as well as different kinds of logs.
Other things you can include in your August spread:
- Gratitude Log
- Weightloss Tracker
- Weekly and Monthly Goals
- Diary Entries
- Brain Dump
Design The Layout
Once you know what you’d like to include in your August spread, you can now make smart choices on your layout and where you would want specific things to go.
You can easily do this in pencil or a spare piece of paper to give you an idea of how things are going to look so you can make further adjustments.
August Bullet Journal Spreads (Designs & Ideas)
Idea via Plinth on Instagram
For this month, let’s go for something fun that actually stands out and I think this gemstone theme will look great throughout the month.
You can continue this design by drawing smaller gemstones in the next few pages or where you feel like something is missing.
Ice Cream Cart
Since it’s summer time in a few places, this ice cream cart cover page is ideal to match the season.
It’s a great way to celebrate summer and remember those awesome memories you make right now when you look back at this spread a little while from now.
If you love drawing cute doodles, this one is definitely worth trying.
Ice Cream Doodles
Here’s another fantastic ice cream doodle you can draw for your August spread that’s really simple and easy to do. Even if you’re not great at drawing, these ice cream doodles are a walk in the park!
Harry Potter Theme
Loved watching and reading about Harry Potter? Then the fangirl in you will go crazy for this particular spread. It may require some doodling skills but I think the end result is worth the effort.
If you need an aesthetic August spread, then try this two page weekly spread that is simply gorgeous.
I love the little details like the stickers, washi tape, and the different fonts being used.
Also the color scheme make this spread stand out the most.
Of course, having a bullet journal without any flowers in it is seriously disappointing but with this spread, you’re sure to have loads of fun.
Although this spread is meant for July, I had to include this one by all means. You can easily switch out July for August but including this monthly overview will be one of the best things you could do yet.
Tired of the same weekly spread formats you’ve been using? Then here’s something really creative that’s sure to surprise you.
If you opt for using this vertical weekly spread, make sure to grab a black and white pen to create this awesome effect.
Okay, so we’ve seen a create new weekly spread but how about this even more creative mood tracker?
It even gives you the opportunity to write down your feelings as to why you felt a certain way on that day. Epic, right?
Including diary entries in your bullet journal is quite useful and if you need a new way of doing so, try this particular spread!
Minimalistic Weekly Spread
Here’s a spread that’s more on the simple side but looks absolutely neat and clean. The little doodles of the fruit are a great touch, making this simple spread look more detailed yet not overly done.
All The Best
So, there are many ways to create a gorgeous August bullet journal spread and I’m certain you’ll find something you liked with our collection of ideas.
Don’t stress too much about it and never feel afraid to mix up certain ideas and include them into one. It’s your spread at the end of the day and you can decorate your pages however you like!
What are your plans for August? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.