Free Customizable Bullet Journal Printables
If you love the Bullet Journal (BuJo) system developed by Ryder Carroll but don’t have the time to make one yourself from scratch then these printables might help you. They are totally customizable so you can edit the text to use them for any purpose. Just click on “customize” to edit the titles or to add more text. If you don’t want to use a template or don’t like our templates then you can use our online bullet journal maker to make your own bullet journal from scratch but without drawing anything. It offers hundreds of hand drawn elements that can be added with a click of a button.
How to make a bullet journal
Step 1: Create a List of Topics that you will Include in your Bullet Journal
You can change the list later but this will give you an idea of what you want to create.
Here are some Bullet Journal Ideas:
- Books to read
- Places to visit
- Birthday list
- List of phone numbers
- Password tracker
- Cleaning schedule
- Menu planner
- Inspirational quotes
- Future log (things you want to do in the future)
Step 2: Start Creating an Index
Print an index and list the topics you want to include in the order you think you want them to appear.
You can always print another copy of the index if you find that you make too many changes while planning the perfect planner that will work for you.
Step 3: Find a Bullet Journal Template for Each Topic
There are three kinds of templates below:
- Templates that are divided into various numbers of sections. You type the titles before you print.
- Templates that are divided into various numbers of sections. There is space for a title. You add the titles in your handwriting after you print.
- Blank templates with dots or grids. You can divide the template into sections yourself or use it for pages that will not be divided up into different sections.
Choose a template that you think will work best for each topic. For example, if you are creating a “future log” and want to include six months in it then choose a layout with six sections or print a layout with three sections twice and divide it into two pages. You can also print a blank dotted page or grid page and divide it up yourself. You can replace the template at a later stage if you decide on a different layout.
Step 4: Write a Topic on Each Page
Add a topic to the top of each page and a page number on the bottom. Add the page to the index that you created earlier on.
Templates that can be customized online
This is a blank piece of dot grid paper but you can add titles before you print. Just move the text to wherever you want it to appear and then edit it. You can erase the titles or add more text.
Templates that are printed as is
The following bullet journal pages can be used as is for those who do not want to customize the text. You will add all titles in your own handwriting.
How to make a bullet journal
- Our free online bullet journal app can be used to create your Bullet Journal if you do not want to draw each element yourself.
- Start preparing an index with the topics that you want to include in your bullet journal. See the list above for ideas that you can include. The possibilities are endless.
- Select a template that you think will work for each page. You can replace the template at a later stage if you decide on a different layout. For example, if you want to create a monthly log then select a page with the number or days in that month, add the title (Month) and print. You can also print a blank dotted page or grid page and make it yourself.
- Write a title / topic on the top of each bullet journal template.
- Organize the pages in the order that will work for you.
- Add a page number to each page.
- Complete the index with a list of pages and the relevant page number.
- Have the pages bound or put them in a binder. I like using a binder to make my bullet journal since it enables me to easily add pages, remove pages that are not working for me or make changes. The pages are letter size (8.5″ X 11″) but you can you print them smaller using your printer’s settings to make them fit your binder. When you use a binder you can also keep pages that remain relevant even when you start a new bullet journal. You can also replace completed to do lists with new lists but still keep pages like motivational quotes that stay relevant for years. It is really helpful when you are just starting out and not sure how you want to set up your bullet journal. For example, if you thought a template with two sections will work for a particular page and once you start you prefer a three section template then just replace the page and add the correct page number.
- If you use a binder then you might want to create a binder cover.
- Once you have prepared the bullet journal you can start adding content.
- Add bullets, content, doodles and signifiers. See our Bullet Journal cheat sheet.