April is just a few short weeks away! For the sake of you planners out there, I got my April bullet journal ready way ahead of time. I don’t know about you but April always seems to be my busiest month next to December. Regardless, spring is on the way and with the warmer days the snow is starting to melt and flowers are starting to pop up. The first ones are usually daffodils and irises. However, in regards to the bullet journal, the month of April is dedicated to the delightful daisy.
I also tried something a little different this month and decided to use watercolor. I found out that I loved it! It was so easy and it didn’t bleed through like some of the markers do. First, I did a test page just to make sure it would be okay on my paper. I found that I had to use a very light hand or the paper would get all crinkly.
I have taken inspiration from Shayda Campbell and if you are new to watercolor, check out her tutorials. While she doesn’t have her April bullet journal spread out yet, I did take inspiration from her previous layouts.
So as mentioned above, I used watercolor for this month’s spread. This could easily be done with a kids water color pallet, but if you are going to start water coloring, I’ll link some suggestions below. I purchased these paints while I was in college, and although I really don’t watercolor often, they have lasted a long time. I used Yellow Ochre for the center of the daisies and a mixture of Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, and Viridian Hue to create the leaves.
April Monthly Spreads
I have kept my monthly spreads similar to last months, but I made a couple of changes. The first is that I have new quotes – I love adding quotes to my bullet journal. The first one is one of my all time favorites because it is such a great way to illustrate the power of perspective. I also thought that it went well with the daisy, considering some people think this delightful flower is a weed.
The other big change is that I did away with my usual monthly habit tracker. I found I wasn’t filling it out because I was having to flip around too much from my weekly spreads. So this month I added a simpler habit tracker to each of my weekly spreads.
I also included a packing list because we are planning on visiting family over Easter and it is just myself and my son going. So I need to be extra organized travelling by myself.
All these little changes this month will hopefully help me continue to reach my goals. A great thing about bullet journals is that they can cater to each person’s individual needs.
That’s it for the April bullet journal spread! Let me know what you think about it in the comments below. If you recreate any of these spread, please tag me on Facebook – I would love to see your work!
Check out my 2020 bullet journal set up!