Ready to create a spooky Halloween theme on your bullet journal? On this blog post, I explain how to use fonts to create a beautiful and cool Halloween theme on your bullet journal.
Looking for bullet journal Halloween ideas? Here is a cute and easy tutorial to learn how to create a Halloween theme on your Bullet Journal. On this tutorial, I’m using the application Keynote, but I included instructions for my Microsoft Word users.
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This is the Halloween printable that I’m going to teach you how to create in the application Pages.
- Click here to download the printable that I’m going to be using on this tutorial.
- Click here to learn how to resize this printable to fit the pages of your planner.
How to Create a Halloween Theme on Your Bullet Journal
For this tutorial, I’m going to use the application Keynote. You can follow the same steps using Microsoft Word or the application Pages.
1. Let’s create the word “October”. On this tutorial, I using the Amastery Script Font.
- Click here to learn how to install fonts on your computer. My favorite places to find cute bundles of fonts are The Creative Market and Font Bundles.
Go to the website Wordmark.it and type the word October or any word. On the website, you will see all the fonts that you have installed on your computer. Select the fonts that you like, when you are done selecting fonts > on the top right of the page, click “filter selected”.
Highlight the font that you like > right click > copy > open the application Keynote > paste.
- If you are using Microsoft Word: Open Microsoft Word > Type the word that you want for your Halloween theme > highlight the word > find the font that you want to use for that title.
2. On the blank page of Keynote press (command + v) or paste. The word will appear small, use the tools on the right of the page to change the size of the word.
- If the word appears “cut” on the page, click enter inside of the text box to put the word in the middle of the text box.
Keynote and Microsoft Word have amazing icons (shapes) that you can use for your Halloween theme. You can also use my collection of Halloween stickers to decorate your planner.
3. This is the Halloween font that I used for this tutorial.
- Click here to learn how to install fonts on your computer.
4. Once you have installed the Halloween font, go to applications > font book. Search for the Halloween font > select the Halloween font/icon that you like > copy it (command + c).
Now, go to your Keynote document and paste the font that you copied (command + v). Use the tools on the right to change the color and the size of the font. Choose all the Halloween icons/fonts that you like and paste them into your document.
5. The amazing thing about fonts is that every letter has a different style. For example, I want to change the letter “t” from the word October to something more sophisticated.
> select/highlight the letter that is going to be replaced >
> In the font book, find the exact name of the font you are using > in the group of fonts, find the letter that you want to replace. I choose the letter “t” from the picture below > go to your keynote document and paste the letter.
- If you are using Microsoft Word please refer to this tutorial to learn how to replace letters in your document.
> paste the new letter (command + v). Here is how the replaced letter looks in the word October:
6. Now we are going to transfer the design to the planner. Print the design you created, click here for instructions to learn how to resize your printable to fit the pages of your planner.
I cut the printable in separate pieces to easily organize my theme. I’m going to transfer the word October to the yellow craft paper in the picture below. Flip the paper over and on the back, color/shade the word with a bright color pencil.
- Note: If you are going to use a colorful craft paper for this theme, make sure to use a red color pencil to be able to see the word after you outline it with a pen.
Once the paper is in place, trace over the word several times to transfer the word to the craft paper. Carefully, remove the printable to see the word on the craft paper.
I decided to highlight the word with a brush pen to see it better when cutting it out.
If you are not able to cut tiny spaces of the word with the scissors, try using a craft knife.
Here is how the word October turned out. I repeated the same steps with the moon and paper plane icon.
For the other icons, I simply shaded the back of the paper and placed them where I wanted to transfer them on the planner.
I wanted the spider web to stand out behind the word October. Using the thin side of the black Tombow monotwin I traced the straight lines of the spider web. For the bent lines, I used the thick side of the brush pen.
Since the word October was thin, I used the tip of the liquid glue to glue the design to the paper of the planner.
I want the word October to look 3-D on the paper. Once the glue was dry, I traced the borders of the word with the purple brush pen that I used earlier.
For the moon and the paper airplane, I repeated the same steps as above. For the small icons, I used one of my favorite permanent adhesive tapes.
For the bats and the spider icons, I repeated the steps from the spider web. To give the bats a 3-D effect I colored them with my favorite erasable color pencils and highlighted them using the thick side of the blue twintone brush.
To give the page a feminine and girly touch I added a couple of bright pink butterflies and secured them on the page with adhesive tape.
Here is how my Halloween Bullet Journal theme turned out:
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you found this tutorial helpful and interesting. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment.
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