12 Creative Bullet Journal Key Ideas

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If you’re new to having a bullet journal, you may be wondering what a bullet journal key is.

One of the first parts of your bullet journal will be the key.

On this page, you’ll keep a list of symbols along with what each symbol represents.

Your key will be your quick guide to prioritizing tasks in your bullet journal.

Here’s an example of typical symbols used in a bullet journal key:

• Task

o In Progress

X Completed Task

> Reschedule

! Priority

– Notes

Gather Your Bullet Journal Supplies

  • Mildliner Colored Pens: These are the colored pens I use for my bullet journal. They are the most popular bullet journal pens!
  • Washi Tape: Washi tape provides a simple way to personalize your journal.
  • Shape Stencils: These stencils include ribbons, banners, and so much more.
  • Bullet Journal Printables: If you love printables, you should check out this 50-Page Printable Bullet Journal.

12 Creative Bullet Journal Key Ideas

If you’re looking for bullet journal key ideas, I’m sharing 12 creative bullet journal key ideas to inspire you.

Tropical Rainforest

I love this black and white tropical themed key. I think it would be fun to color in the leaves with fun colors like pinks, greens and purples.

TROPICAL RAINFOREST key

Credit: @thehappyevercrafter

Color Coded

Aside from love that this key being simple and neat, I also love how they’ve decided to color code certain aspects of their bullet journal.

COLOR CODED key

Credit: @saricastudio

Black Background

The black paper really helps this key stand out. This bullet journal key is so unique and stunning. I’m not sure I could pull off the floral drawing. It’s so detailed and my drawing skills aren’t at that level yet.

BLACK BACKGROUND KEY

Credit: @mel_bulletbooks

Outer Space

Wow, what a stunning bullet journal key. This one features outer space elements such as planets, stars and mountains.

OUTER SPACE KEY

Credit: @blletjournal

Palm Leaves

Here’s a simple spread that I could definitely pull off. It includes a simple palm leaf design in the lower right hand corner of the page.

PALM LEAVES KEY

Credit: @pagestoplans

Flowers and Leaves

Here’s another beautiful key that includes flowers and other plants. Again, if I did something similar to this, I would have so much fun coloring in the design elements. Also, I really love how they’ve added a hand-drawn key to the design.

FLOWERS AND LEAVES KEY

Credit: @emilyrosawrites

Black and White Flowers

In this black and white design, I love how the yellow background really make the other elements pop. You could even change the yellow color to pink, purple, or blue.

BLACK AND WHITE FLOWERS KEY

Credit: @travelersnotebookaddicts

Simple Floral Design

I love the simplicity of this design. And the cute floral graphics help to give this key a sort of vintage feel.

SIMPLE FLORAL DESIGN KEY

Credit: @artsybec

Pop-Out Key

This is probably my favorite key on this list because it’s so simple and attainable. And on top of that, it still manages to be cute and creative.

POP-OUT KEY

Credit: @intheletters

Purple and Yellow Watercolors

This key is unique because it uses purple and yellow watercolors in the design. I love the addition of the key ring connected to the word “key.”

PURPLE AND YELLOW WATERCOLORS KEY

Credit: @maris.bujo

Vintage Pinks

I’m not sure if a vintage look was the intent here, but this key gives me vintage vibes. I also love the addition of the washi tape on the key.

VINTAGE PINKS KEY

Credit: @loosefolia

Simple Black and White

This simple black and white key is right up my alley. It’s looks simple enough to recreate or to add your own twist to. For example, you can design your own key design for this page.

SIMPLE BLACK AND WHITE KEY

Credit: @bullet.jana

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