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5 Fall Black and White Weekly Bullet Journal Spread Ideas

I have been in a funk lately with my inspiration for my weekly spreads. To try and get out of the funk I started watching some November and October bullet journal plan with me on YouTube. One that particularly inspired me was Kristin's November Plan Me. Her video gave me the inspiration for some the weekly spreads that I am going to share in this post. 

I plan digitally, using an iPad and the application GoodNotes and Adonit Dash 3 Stylus from Amazon. Currently I am still using GoodNotes 4. If you are curious to why I plan digitally you should check out my blog post Switching to a Digital Planner-Paperless Planning.

Mickey Pumpkins

For this spread there is a Mickey shaped pumpkin for each day of the week. There is also room to track your food for each day. I made this spread by tracing a coloring page picture of a Mickey pumpkin that I found online. If you do not track what you eat each day then you can use the open space for other weekly elements. I share ideas on other elements that you can add to your weekly spreads in my blog post Elements to Make Your Bullet Journal Cohesive.

Falling Leaves

This spread uses the same layout as the pumpkins, but each leaf is dedicated to one day of the week. Like the pumpkin spread I traced a leaf coloring page that I found online. To make this spread look more organic you could use different leaf types and add more small leaves around the larger ones to fill in the space and add dimension. You could also choose to add a colored highlight around the leaves. This would add another layer to the design. I choose to add a smaller version of the same leaf next to the What I Ate titles. 

Gingham Vertical

To create the gingham pattern draw vertical and horizontal lines with a grey highlighter and then color a black square at each point that the lines overlap. When doing this on GoodNotes you can use the tool to make straight lines and the copy and paste tool to copy the black square. I recommend drawing a black square off to the side and then copy, resize and then paste. Using the copy and paste tool will save you time and make it so that all the squares are uniform. To keep with the farmhouse style of this spread I would use a pretty, curly, cursive to write the dates. 

Gingham Horizontal

What makes this layout different from the vertical one, is that it has a dedicated section for notes, a to do list or a shopping list. There is also a small section that can be used for a habit tracker, picture, or quote. The same technique as described above was used to create the gingham for this spread.

Acorn Vertical

This spread is very simple with just an acorn doodle around each date. To make the spread more interesting I added a light gray highlight drop shadow around each daily box. I also added a very thin black outline around the date boxes. If you end up not using the open space at the bottom as a note section, to do list, or shopping list then you could add more acorns. I think it would look best if they were in a horizontal line to mimic how a pattern looks on washi tape. 

I would like to mention that just because these spreads are black and white, doesn't mean they have to be. They can easily be made to include color. Some color options would be oranges, reds, tans, and browns. 

Stay safe and happy planning!!

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