30 Bullet Journal Dutch Door Ideas

Spicy up your planner with these bullet journal dutch door ideas! The blog post is organized by cover pages, monthly spreads, weekly spreads, and habit trackers. 

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Tired of drawing the same boring spreads? From cover pages to weekly spreads, this collection of bullet journal dutch door ideas is perfect to get out of the same routine. Underneath each image, I included the Instagram profile of each artist.

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30 Creative Bullet Journal Dutch Door Spreads

What is a dutch door?

A dutch door is a page cut in half to reveal the page behind it. There is no specific way to cut the page. Your creativity is the limit. See the images below as examples.

butterfly cover page bujo 4
Photo by paycharte

The image below is my favorite way to use a dutch door! Use the pages in the middle as weekly spreads and leave the main pages to track daily habits and goals. I recommend using an extra-large planner as it gives you plenty of space to plan.

habit tracker with weather and weekly spread 5
Photo by ashtyn_plans

As you can see in the image below, a dutch door can be half the page. In the image below, the dutch door acts as a weekly spread. Each week can be neatly documented without having to draw the same background several times.

weekly spread bullet journal 12
Photo by ladyjessicabujo
cover page bullet journal 5
Photo by planningwithkay

How to create a dutch door?

Draw an image on the planner. Carefully use the scissors to cut parts of the image. Check out the images below. The waves of the ocean were created by cutting the page in a zigzag pattern.

cover page bullet journal 2
Photo by bujo_xxvenhar
dutch door bullet journal 1
Photo by seed_successful_you

The image below is another example of different ways you can cut each weekly spread to match the theme of your bullet journal. There is no right or wrong way to cut the pages, your creativity is the limit.

dutch door bullet journal 2
Photo by junnisunxiaomei
cover page bullet journal 1
Photo by lovelyheys

Example of Dutch Door Spreads

Need some inspiration to create your own dutch door spreads? Check out the images below. Above the image, I explain how you can recreate a similar effect on your planner and what products I recommend using.

Please check out the link underneath the images as they will take you to that artist’s Instagram profile.

cover page bujo 3
Photo by thesleepypine

The image below is from a tutorial I created to learn how to create bullet journal stencils in Microsoft Word. The dutch door is very simple. I added a pink border to give the page a 2D effect.

dutch door bujo
Photo by lifeismessyandbrilliant

To recreate the spread below, I recommend the Tombow brush pens. They come in a wide variety of colors. Mix the dark and light purple shades to create a beautiful contrast on the page.

Purple weekly spread with butterflies and flowers
Photo by lovelyheys

Did you know you can use a pocket printer to print any image? Yup! I use my pocket printer to print any image and use a glue stick to keep the image in place. Use the code BRILLIANT-15 to get 15% OFF your order.

monthly bullet journal spread 1
Photo by junnisunxiaomei
habit tracker with printed calendars in the middle of the page
Photo by junnisunxiaomei

If drawing is not your forte, try creating a bullet journal layout in Microsoft Word. Open Word on your computer, add any font or image you like. Print the spread and use a pen to trace over the design.

I created a detailed tutorial that explains step-by-step how to use fonts and shapes to create a beautiful bullet journal spread in Word.

habit tracker bullet journal 2
Photo by feebujo
weekly spread bullet journal 9
Photo by feebujo

Stickers are another creative way to add color to your bujo spreads. I love how planwithandy uses stickers to add a feminine and colorful style to her planner layouts.

habit tracker bullet journal 3
Photo by planwithady
bullet journal dutch door spread ideas
Photo by clauphemism

In the image below, I use the page in the middle to keep track of my daily reminders. When I open the middle page I get a quick glance at my study plan. Check out the blog post I created using the planner below.

habit tracker for college students
Photo by lifeismessyandbrilliant
weekly spread with green pastel colors
Photo by thuys.bujo

Are you loving this bullet journal dutch door spread ideas? Check out these 70 Bullet Journal Habit Tracker Ideas!

weekly spread bullet journal 4
Photo by art_n_foxes 

The weekly spread below is simple and creative. If you look closely, the dutch door is separated by weeks. The pages were cut horizontally in the middle and black stickers were used to label each week.

weekly spread bujo 8
Photo by journalwithkate 
weekly spread bujo 10
Photo by myrthesbujo 

Why complicate it when you can keep it simple. Use a thick marker or brush pen to draw the bold headers in the weekly spread. Use a white pen to write down the days of the week.

For the spread below, I suggest using colored pencils. I personally prefer erasable pencils as you can quickly delete mistakes. Use a brush pen to create depth in the image by layering the colors.

weekly spread bullet journal 13
Photo by art_bujo_charizzetotto 

Which bullet journal dutch door was your favorite? Let me know in the comment section. Check out some of my other popular blog posts.

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  1. My favorite Dutch door spread was the July beach and turtle . It was very creative and beautiful.