Plan With Me October Bullet Journal Layout

by - October 03, 2020

 October already? I can hardly believe it! I am excited that the weather is going to start cooling down though! For my bullet journal layout this month, I went with a haunted house/cute Halloween doodles theme. I changed up quite a few things from my September bullet journal layout, so I am excited to show you how it turned out!

Plan With Me October Bullet Journal Layout

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Plan With Me October Bullet Journal Layouts

You might have already noticed the biggest change I made in my bullet journal layout this month if you read my articles regularly. A big thank you to you if you do! :)

If not, you can check out my past plan with me layouts if you like my bullet journal style.

I always have a mini calendar, but this time I made it really small, instead of it taking up half the page. I realized that I don't really need a larger "mini calendar". I made it smaller so that I could add some fun Halloween doodles.

I made some other changes as well, but more on those later. Here is a full list of all the supplies I used for this layout, in case you want to recreate it.

October Bullet Journal Supplies

  • Crayola Super Tips - Crayola Super Tips are used on almost all of my spreads! They are great for beginners, really affordable, and there are tons of colors. If you are looking to buy some markers to use in your bullet journal, then I recommend these ones.
  • Black Sharpie Pen - If you have read probably any of my other posts, then you will know that I always use a black sharpie pen for writing in my bullet journal. The ink dries quickly, doesn't smear, and they are super affordable!
  • Tombow Fudesonuke Brush Pens - Another great option for beginners, the Tombow Fudesonuke brush pens come in a two-pack: one hard tip, and one soft tip. I used the hard tip Tombow Fudesonuke brush pen for the habit tracker calligraphy on this layout.
  • Tombow Dual Tip Brush Pens - Even though these brush pens are a little bit expensive, they are double-tipped: one side is a brush tip, and the other side has a regular pointed tip, making them suitable for multiple purposes.
  • White Gel Pen - I use a white gel pen to mark out any mistakes I make on my layouts, and while it is sometimes still a little bit noticeable where I have corrected mistakes, it doesn't bother me.
  • Mechanical Pencil - I sketch in a rough outline of the layout before I start using ink on the layout because it helps to eliminate errors.
  • A Ruler - A ruler was used on this layout because I can't make straight lines without it!

If you are trying to recreate this layout, and you don't have all of these supplies, you can easily substitute another type of pen or brush pen.

Plan With Me October Bullet Journal Layout

October Bullet Journal Monthly Layout First Page


This month, I wanted to try out doing a cover-page type layout. Cover pages usually are only for decoration, and after you make it, you don't go back and write on it, but I added a "highlights" section at the bottom.

In the past few months, I have been using fancy, decorative fonts that I got inspiration from Creative Market for, but this month I decided not to because I did the drawings instead. I used a font I already knew how to do.

If you want to learn how you can use Creative Market for new fonts to use in your bullet journal, you can see the steps to do so in my August Monthly Bullet Journal Layout. It's really easy and they have a ton of fonts!

I did all of the doodles in black and white because I wanted it to be minimalist, and then I did the lettering for "October" in two shades of orange, so it would stand out.

If I like using this mini calendar will probably continue to use it for the rest of the year.


Below the drawing, I added "highlights" on the cover page. In my "highlights" section, I write down everything that I want to remember from the month.

Even though it isn't entirely visible in the picture above, I wrote "highlights" in thin capital letters and since it wasn't centered on the box, I drew a pumpkin next to it to make it centered.

Plan With Me October Bullet Journal Layout

October Bullet Journal Monthly Layout Second Page


At the top of the second page, I wrote "goals" in the same font I wrote "October". I made this section larger than on last month's layout because I want to put a big emphasis on my goals this month.

Every month, I set five goals that in some way help me to reach my goals for the year. You can read exactly how I set my goals for 2020 by reading the post How I am Goal Setting for 2020 in My Bullet Journal.


I didn't add a monthly to-do list this month (more on this later), so I had more room on my layout. That is why I decided to do three habits this month, instead of my usual one.

Hopefully, I will be able to keep up with all three of them!

As you can see, bullet journaling is one of my habits for this month, because I want to start making a to-do list in my bullet journal every day like I used to. So far, so good for that habit!

Plan With Me October Bullet Journal Layout

Next Month

As usual, I also have a section for next month. It is pretty self-explanatory. I write down things and dates I need to remember for November.


Well, I had some extra space left over so I decided to write "Happy Halloween". Then I added some cute little doodles around it to fill in the extra space.

I used a black sharpie for all of the doodles on this layout, and the ink didn't bleed through the page. I wanted this layout to be simple, so I did silhouette type doodles and line drawings.

I didn't use a pencil for any of them, so there are a couple mistakes, but I still like how they turned out and I used a white gel pen to cover up some of the mistakes.

Plan With Me October Bullet Journal Layout

October Bullet Journal Weekly Layouts

Oops! I forgot to take a picture of my weekly layout, but it is very similar to what I did for my July Bullet Journal Layouts except that I am using bullet points for tasks instead of "X"s.

For the last few months, I have been doing a monthly task list, but now that I am back in school, I have a lot more to do. I tried out writing my to-do list every morning for the past week, and I have been getting more done each day because I know exactly what I want to complete.

It only takes me a few minutes each morning, and it helps me be more productive for the rest of the day so I am going to keep on making weekly to-do lists!

Overall, I think this layout turned out really cute and I am excited to use it! If you liked this layout, you might also want to take a look at a few of these.

Thank you so much for reading this post! Have a productive week and a fun Halloween if you celebrate!
Pin this post to use as bullet journal monthly layout inspiration for later. Thank you! :)

Plan With Me October Bullet Journal Layout

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