5 Creative Ways To Fill Your Bullet Journal Pages

Sometimes I have empty pages in my bullet journal and there is no such thing as a wasted page in a bullet journal. Have you got empty pages and no ideas on how you can fill them? If so, this post is for you. I am going to share 5 creative ways you can fill your empty bullet journal pages.

1. Doodling

Practising doodles is a great way to fill empty pages in your bullet journal. I am by no means an artist, but I love to doodle. So using an empty page I have in my bullet journal to practise is a fun creative activity and it definitely makes my bullet journal a lot more artsy. I like using doodles to decorate my weekly spreads throughout my journal, so using the blank spaces means I can experiment with designs and colours.


2. Washi Tape Swatches

Not only is this a good way to fill empty pages in your bullet journal but a great way to use some washi tapes. I like to swatch my washi tapes, so I can refer back to them when designing my weekly spreads. It is so much easier than routing through all my washi tapes.


3. Title Designs

When designing weekly spreads and trackers I like to experiment with different ways to title the page. Using an empty page to trial different writing styles with different pens and colours. Finding fun ways to title pages, can make your bullet journal look colourful and creative.


4. Brush Lettering Practise

I have recently started practising my calligraphy and brush lettering. I love how beautiful the lettering looks in journals and how pretty and elegant it can make the layouts. I have recently brought a Tomboy Dual Brush Pen and a Tombow Fudenosuke Pen. Practise makes perfect as they say! I have a variety of different brush pens in different colours, so I can design a variety of styles. You can see some of my lettering in my posts I shared here and here.


5. Gratitude List

Using a page to write down a list of what I am grateful for, is a great way to fill an empty page. It allows me to reflect on the positives and how lucky I am. This idea works so well especially if I am having a bad day or my anxiety is bad, I can read my list and reflect on positivity and focus my mind. You could also use this idea to list things that make you happy or activities that make you feel happy.

What ways do you like to fill empty pages in your journal? Have you used any of my 5 examples? I’d love to hear in the comments.




48 thoughts on “5 Creative Ways To Fill Your Bullet Journal Pages

  1. These are some great ways to fill up extra space in your journal! I am always looking for ways to fill in half pages and such.

  2. Absolutely loved this post, what a great way of making use of the back end of a journal, plus I think it’s important because sometimes there isn’t necessarily emotional space to write anything so it’s useful in that sense 🙂

  3. I love all of these ideas to populate into a bullet journal. Your calligraphy is so cute. YESSS on starting a gratitude list – this comes in handy when you are feeling a bit down, there are things to look forward to and appreciate :).

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  4. I love your doodles! I need to get back into practising my art skills, so would love to give that idea a go … every time I stop by I’m always inspired to try something new with my journal 🙂 xx

  5. Such great ideas! I love to doodle and end up doodling around my notes and making it look messy, so a dedicated page would be great. I like the idea of writing down what you’re grateful for too, it helps you to bring some positivity into your everyday life! I like using pages to test out my pens too so I know what shade they are or whether they still work!x

  6. I love this post! I have started a planbet/journal over the last 3 weeks and I really enjoy it! I’m going to keep these tips in mind.

  7. I hate wasting paper; something about it drives me crazy to the point I use scraps for notes! So, I love your ideas on how to not waste those lovely, empty pages and fill them with something original and beautiful. My favorite pastime is doodling!

  8. Beautiful! You’re very creative. I enjoy doodling while watching TV or during a training event/lecture. Its meant to help you remember better! I adore washi tape too and always keep a gratitude journal, but I use an app. Great post 👍

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