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July Bullet Journal

July Bullet Journal Ideas: A Complete Guide You’ll Need

It can be stressful every month to keep pushing out ideas in order to make your bullet journal look absolutely amazing.

If you’re looking for a complete guide to setting up your July bullet journal, we’ve got you covered! Since it’s the middle of summer in the US, you’re actually thrown in with many ideas you can use.

Think about this for a second, with summer we’re talking delicious fruits like watermelon, tempting ice creams that make our mouths water at the thought of it cooling us down, that amazing swim at the beach, or even a picnic in the park, there’s a huge variety of things to include in your bullet journal for this month.

Are you excited yet? If not, you will be in a second or two!

Important Dates To Note

Before we get started, let’s take a keep look at a few memorable holidays and days to remember.

This can be incredibly useful if you want to create a theme for your journal (this is pretty common in bullet journaling and it makes it easier to keep track of the months and plan ahead!).

Fun and Unique Month Ideas (Will make a cute spread)

  • National Blueberry Month
  • National Hot Dog Month
  • National Ice Cream Month
  • National Picnic Month
  • National Anti-Boredom Month

July Holidays

  • July 2 – World UFO Day
  • July 4 – Independence Day
  • July 10 – National Kitten Day
  • July 13  – Amazon Prime Day
  • July 15  – National Give Something Away Day
  • July 18  – Nelson Mandela International Day
  • July 20 – National Moon Day

How Can I Create A July Bullet Journal Spread?

Step 1: Theme

Before beginning a new month’s spread, pick a theme you’d like to follow. We will discuss this in just a minute but if you have any ideas of what you’d like your spread to look like, then you can easily work from there.

Step 2: Elements

The next thing you’ll want to do is decide on what you’ll be tracking or including in this spread. Whether that’s a monthly overview, a Sleep Tracker, a mid-year vision board, or even meal planning, write them down on a page and dedicate the space needed for all these items.

Step 3: Start Your Layout

What I love to do before beginning any spread is to roughly sketch in pencil rather than inking.

I’ve found that if you don’t have a clear vision of what you need to do, then it will get quite complicated and it’s really easy to make more mistakes.

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Take your time and draw out everything and when you’re satisfied with how everything looks, you can begin the final inking process.

Basic Supplies You’ll Need

Like with every spread you need a few common supplies but you don’t need to use as many or as little. Customize your supplies according to what you’ll be needing to use.

  • Bullet journal
  • Brush pens
  • Markers
  • Paint
  • Washi tape

What Themes Can I Use In July? (Cover Design Ideas Included!)

If you’re stranded with what to include or what theme to set for the month, we’ve put together a handy guide with ideas and examples you can draw inspiration from!

You can keep your July spread theme-specific or mix up a few of them together. But let me just say that all of these themes are great ideas and you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice with these items.

1. Food-Themed

These doodles are relatively easy to draw and there are tons of ideas to try. From hotdogs, milkshakes, fruits such as watermelon and strawberries, are pretty popular when it comes to these themes for summer.

Also, when you use a watermelon theme, you’re free to do whatever you want simply because the pink and green color combination is a great way to make a spread look pretty!

Here are a few ways you can decorate a July spread with this food-related theme:

Cover Page:

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For the cover of July, you can simply draw different fruits on the page or keep it one specific type of fruit as the cover.

Monthly Overview:

Mood Tracker:

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2. Beach Themed

This theme is endless! There are so many things to do with an ocean-themed spread and soon enough you’ll be obsessed with this one and will be sad to let go of it when the seasons change.

Here you can draw seashells, dolphins, seaweed, boats, seashells, water, palm leaves, or even fun things that you normally would use when going to the beach like balls, sandcastles, buckets, beach towels and more.

My go-to beach theme for my bujo is seashells. I find that they’re easy to draw and great for filling in blank spaces. Doodling a starfish is also super fun and will make your spread look incredible.

Here are a few ocean-themed spread ideas:

Cover Page:

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Monthly Overview:



Mood Tracker:

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3. Lemonade

Summer is all about that delicious lemonade so why not include it in your bullet journal spread for July?

If you’re not fond of drawing, this is the perfect idea for you. All you have to do is draw a cup, straw, few lemons slices and you’re just about done!

You could also leave out the cups and stick with a lemon themed spread that mainly uses light shades of green and yellow to decorate the pages.

For example, take a quick look at these gorgeous lemon inspired bujo themes (plus a full step by step tutorial video on how to create one:

4. Independence Theme

If you’re in the US, then you’d probably know how important independence day is. Here you’ll be drawing flags, banners, stars and using red, blue and white. You can also draw fireworks but my favorite spread is this one that incorporates all  of these ideas:

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5. Ice Cream Theme

Although some ice cream doodles may be complicated to draw they can still make any spread look good!

The trick here is to keep it simple and stick with the ice cream on the stick rather than the cone ones. But there are plenty of tutorials that will show you how to draw an ice cream step by step.

If you’re a lover of art journals and spreads, then definitely opt for an ice cream spread. You’ll know what I mean when you see these ideas!

Cover Page:

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Weekly Spread:

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Mood Tracker:

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6. Tropical Theme

Okay, so if you just want a quick and easy spread that looks detailed enough, then go for a tropical theme. Here you can draw big or small leaves and you can just keep things simple by using two or three colors (yellow, green, black) for the entire layout.

Throw in a few pineapple or flamingo drawings and it will add to your tropical theme. Also, draw a few coconuts and smoothies to give you that perfect summer holiday feels.

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7. Flower Theme

In addition to a tropical theme, drawing exotic flowers or simple flowers is one of the most common themes you’ll find simply because they’re easy and it’s almost certain your bullet journal spread will turn out looking amazing.

There are plenty of flowers to choose from and most of which are less complicated to draw than most things.

Below we’ve chosen some of the best flower spreads you can take inspiration from but what I like to recommend to you is to use these flowers in addition to your other themes just for some extra effect.

8. Wreaths

A few themes that I came across drew their elements in a wreath which gave it a really cool effect and I definitely wanted to show you the ways you can do so. You don’t need to only draw flower wreaths but there are other brilliant ideas to try.

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Must see: August Bullet Journal Ideas: Best Spreads & More

Things To Track In July

This section is completely optional but I’ve found that tracking your habits and the things you do need to do are a useful way to keep motivated and getting more things done. Sometimes we tend to use excuses to allow ourselves to not do something and before we know it, we end up slacking when it comes to important tasks.

You don’t need to track all of these items but pick a few of these and decide which ones will benefit you in the long run. Feel free to include some of your own items to track depending on your lifestyle and habits.

  • Sleep
  • Moods
  • Water
  • Reading
  • Studying
  • Work
  • Homework
  • Cleaning
  • Declutter
  • Laundry
  • Exercise
  • Daily Steps
  • Meditation
  • No Sugar
  • No Takeout
  • No Spending
  • Medication
  • Social Media Usage
  • Phone Usage
  • Self Care
  • Walk Pets

What Other Pages Can I Include In My July Spread?

Before we head off, I just wanted to add a few things you can add in a bullet journal. I know from experience how hard it is to keep coming up with ideas before bullet journaling can even get boring. That’s why it’s a great idea to try new things so it stays fresh and exciting for a long time.

Grocery List

If you find yourself constantly forgetting to buy a certain item or maybe you want to make sure you’re planned correctly for the week, add a small grocery list in your journal.

Meal Planning

Here’s another great way to keep organized and that’s with meal planning. You’ll never have to stress about what to make for you or your family. You can easily create a meal plan for the entire month or weekly and this, in turn, will ensure you can eat healthy home-cooked meals rather than resorting to unhealthy options.


We recently spoke about how useful having a gratitude page in your journal that will uplift your spirits and remember the things that bring you joy in life. This will encourage you to be more positive and look towards the future that good things will happen.

Brain Dump

With all the daily stresses we’re faced with it’s tough keeping track of what we need to and letting go of things that bring us down. An effective way of making sense of your thoughts and the things you need to do is by using a brain dump.

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