DIY | MARBLE BULLET JOURNAL

New year, new me, means new ways of being organized so I’m trying something, well, new! I’ve finally jumped on board and decided to try out bullet journaling. I’ve been mulling with the idea of starting a bullet journal for awhile, but wasn’t sure if it was for me if I wanted to set one up and stick to it. But I finally decided that there was no better time than January to start off a new planner! I think the key thing with bullet journaling is to not sweat the small stuff. Don’t be afraid to break the rules and to customize it to your liking. It’s a journal designed by you for you!

Do any of you bullet journal? Any ideas or layouts you recommend trying out? I’m most excited about the habit trackers, I really think that they will help me achieve my goal of getting my splits this year with the constant reminder to stretch daily. The incentive to cross off a box or colour in a square is very enticing, guess I’ve always worked best with a reward based system of encouragement.

I couldn’t find the exact notebook I wanted to use so I ended up customizing my own cover for my bullet journal. The minimalistic-tumblr-loving-girl in me obviously settled on DIY-ing a marble cover to spruce up my plain black cover. I used the same method as this nail art look I’ve done in the past. Super easy and fast to do you may end up wanting to marble-ize everything in your possession!

TIME | less than 15 minutes

COST | $

DIFFICULTY | easy

What you’ll need:
  • Notebook
  • Nail polish in light grey, grey and white
  • Clingwrap
  • Small paint brush

 

Steps:
  1. Start with the darkest colour and stamp with a scrunched up piece of clingwrap randomly on your bullet journal cover.
  2. Apply the next lightest colour around the same areas as Step 1.
  3. Take the paint brush and paint thin jagged lines in the light grey and white. reference a marble image if you’re unsure of where to place these lines.
  4. Stamp some more grey nail polish to blend in the lines a bit to create a more natural look.
  5. Repeat Steps 1-4 until you are happy with the result.
  6. *Optional: seal it all in with a layer of Mod Podge.

Happy DIY-ing! Be sure to let me know how you use your bullet journal!

 

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