Free Customizable Bullet Journal Printables
If you love the Bullet Journal Method (BuJo) created 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 and 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 bullet journal template or don’t like our ready-made templates then you can use our online bullet journal maker to make your own bullet journal from scratch without drawing anything. The app offers hundreds of hand-drawn elements that you can add with a click of a button. You can also add watercolor elements to your journal.
Bullet Journal Layout
The bullet journal is comprised of modular blocks referred to as “Collections”.
Bullet Journal Index
The Bullet Journal Index appears on the very first pages of your notebook and serves both as a table of contents (listing all content in your notebook) and a traditional index (helping you find content in your noteboook).
You can add watercolor elements to any of the BuJo printables.
The Future Log
The Future Log is the place to store tasks and events that fall outside the current month.
The Monthly Log
The Monthly Spread stores your monthly task list and calendar.
The Daily Log
The daily spread is where you rapid log everything each day before you migrate each bullet to the relevant page.
In addition to these core collections, you are encouraged to create custom collections as you need them. The collections found in each BuJo will differ according to the unique needs of the user at that moment in time. One month you might be working on a specific project and the next month it won’t be relevant anymore. Collections are very flexible and are used when needed and as they are needed.
Here are some examples of custom collections:
See the section on Bullet Journal Ideas for more BuJo printables.
Bullet Journal Template
The bullet journal is supposed to be handwritten because of the benefits of writing by hand. These include requiring you to think about what you are going to write and therefore not include tasks and events that are not meaningful. Although there are many benefits to writing by hand there are also downsides. Some people would prefer not to use the system than to write everything from scratch and sometimes more than once when it needs to be migrated. Another downside is that since the bullet journal notebook is usually bound used you cannot make changes.
If you cannot see yourself creating a BuJo by hand, then you might prefer to use our bullet journal app. The app will enable you to create each of the bullet journal modules with a few clicks of your mouse. You select the template you want to use and print it. Before you print it you can add your own text, edit text, add embellishments or change the layout.
You can still reap the benefits of handwriting by creating the templates with the app and then adding your entries (tasks, events, and notes) by hand.
You can either use the ready-made printables above (see each of the collections) or open our DIY bullet journal app to create your own bullet journal from scratch using our ready-made elements.
Printables can be adhered to your bullet journal notebook with glue or washi tape. You don’t necessarily have to use a notebook. You can use a binder, traveller’s notebook or even turn your Happy Planner into a bullet journal!
Step 1: 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. I like to store all pages in a binder instead of using a ready bound book. This enables me to easily make changes whenever I want by simply replacing one page.
Either print one of the ready-made options below or open the bullet journal maker to make your own.
Step 2: Create each of the Core Collections
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: Create Custom Collections
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.
Number Each Page
You will then add the numbers to the index (together with the topic from the previous step) so that you can easily locate your content.
Either draw each collection from scratch or use our free app and find a bullet journal template for each collection
There are different types of layouts. You can either use a ready-made printable with a set layout or open our app to create the perfect layout for you. We offer many frames, borders, and layouts that you can insert with the click of a button.
Templates that can be customized online
You can print a blank dot grid paper if you prefer to add your elements by hand. You can also add hundreds of embellishments with the click of a button. If you want to print a blank sheet of dot grid paper then open the bullet journal creator and select any planner size with a dotted background.
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
If you want to create a bullet journal by hand then see the bullet journal setup. If you prefer to use our free bullet journal printables then please see an explanation below.
Prepare the templates:
- 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 of 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. If you want to prepare blank templates then just add a border for the title and add the title at a later stage.
- 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.
- Add bullets, doodles, signifiers, and content. See our Bullet Journal cheat sheet.
Print the templates and complete them in your handwriting:
Once the templates are ready you can add the entries by hand.
- 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 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. You can also use an old Happy Planner to store your bullet journal pages.
- 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 by writing on the printed template.
Bullet Journal PDF
Any of the bullet journal printables on this site can be downloaded as a PDF file. To do this, click on the fold page icon. Your PDF document will download instantly.