16 December Bullet Journal Ideas 2024 (Non-Christmas)

Get ready to create a beautiful bullet journal spread for the final month of the year. December is a special time filled with reflection and thinking about new goals for the coming year.

If you want to avoid the typical Christmas themes, don’t worry – I’ve got you covered with non-Christmas ideas that will spark your creativity. Let’s explore ways to capture the calming vibes of December in your journal.

1. Black Calendar for December

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A black-themed calendar is cute and unique. There are so many ways to incorporate this color into your spread, from using black paint or stickers to adding black washi tape or drawing in black illustrations.

2. Calendar Surrounded by Scarves

Calendar Surrounded by Scarves
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Start off the month with a calendar surrounded by warm and cozy scarves. This is a great way to track your daily tasks, while also celebrating the cozy atmosphere of winter. You can use different colors and textures for each scarf.

3. Snowy Evergreen Landscape

Snowy Evergreen Landscape
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Draw the wintery outdoors with a snowy evergreen landscape. This project will give you the opportunity to practice your painting skills while also creating something beautiful.

4. December Desserts

December Desserts
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If you love sweet treats, try to incorporate desserts into your journal. You can draw cakes, bags of flour, piping bags, and more. Choose a cute color palette to bring everything together.

5. Gingerbread New York City

Gingerbread New York City
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This design puts a twist on the classic gingerbread house and has turned it into a gingerbread city. I love this design because it shows how you can take traditional elements and put your own spin on them.

6. Cabin within the Moon

Cabin within the Moon
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Here’s a design that allows you to use your imagination. The artist has created a beautiful winter scene all within a glowing moon. Think about ways you can reimagine a winter landscape.

7. Penguin Standing on Ice

Penguin Standing on Ice
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There’s something special about seeing a penguin standing on ice. It’s a moment frozen in time, a perfect image of winter wonder. And it’s the perfect inspiration for a December bullet journal spread.

8. December Playlist

December Playlist
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Your December playlist doesn’t have to be filled with Christmas music. From cozy indie tracks to feel-good pop beats, the choice is yours when it comes to your winter tunes.

9. Tartan Pattern Background

Tartan Pattern Background
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One theme that might catch your eye for this December is a tartan-patterned background. This traditional Scottish pattern makes the perfect backdrop for your cover page.

10. Northern Lights

Northern Lights
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The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders of the world. With their vibrant colors of green, pink, and purple dancing across the sky, they provide great inspiration for many artists.

11. Glowing December Cover Page

Glowing December Cover Page
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Transform your bullet journal spread into a glowing masterpiece with this stunning cover page design. Using a combination of beautiful pearlescent colors, this design creates a subtle but mesmerizing effect.

12. December Snow Globe

December Snow Globe
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Your snow globe design doesn’t have to be filled with Christmas-themed elements. Instead, you can include evergreen trees, animals, a cabin, and more.

13. Cozy Dutch Door Layout

Dutch Door Layout
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The design uses a Dutch door layout. This layout is when a page is cut in half to reveal the page behind it. There are no rules for how you should cut the page. Use your imagination to come up with something creative.

14. Window Scene

Window Scene
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Here’s an example of how you can use your creativity to create a stunning Dutch door layout. This design appears as if you’re looking through a window and out into the woods.

15. Brown December Calendar

Brown December Calendar
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The warm brown color is perfect for the winter season and the dress drawing adds a charming and elegant touch to the overall design.

15. Evergreens and Spices

Evergreens and Spices
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This cover page has the perfect blend of things you often see in the winter. There are dried oranges, cinnamon sticks, holly berries, anise, and cloves.

16. Cute Pandas

Cute Pandas
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Pandas are undeniably cute, from their black and white fur to their playful antics. These adorable creatures will make a unique addition to your December bullet journal spread.

I hope you enjoyed checking out these December bullet journal ideas. Be sure to personalize every project in your own unique way and enjoy the incredible experience of creating functional art.

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