How to Create a Beautiful, Hand Written, Bullet Style To Do List
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At the beginning of summer, the days are long & endless…I always feel like I have all the time in the world. Not much to stress about, time slows down…then I blink and before I know it, it’s August and we are back to school shopping.
August is the start of a busier season, days feel shorter and life feels lived on fast forward mode. It’s a season of many changes, new routines, fall festivals, fundraisers, endless supply lists…so many new adventures. It’s not a bad season – its a busy season. To make it thru this season I have created a Bullet Style To Do List; a weekly list which helps keep track of the many events happening in our lives.
While I love my planner, I realize not everyone is into them. So I have created a Bullet Style List on my planner and on a sheet of notebook paper. Both are very useful. Both are extremely creative ways to create organization in your life. ( a disclaimer – don’t feel like you have to be super creative and perfect to make a Bullet Style To Do list). Just spend time crating one for you, as you practice they improve. But do spend time creating and improving- there is a therapeutic quality to making them that is really good for reliving stress.
Printables & Hand-Lettering
I am all about getting organized and getting things on track – but it has to be fun! As a creative person I have found such an appreciation for Bullet Style Journaling and Writing -it’s such a fun way to keep track of important information. Writing stuff down on paper helps me remember them more. It is also a stress relief process for me -I feel like I am transferring all of my stress to the paper and because I have written it down, I don’t have to worry or stress about it. I just look at the list and check off one item at a time.
I love to get creative with my lists. I use different types of hand lettering for each, colors & concepts -I try to make it as fun as possible. Enter the Pilot Pen. This is a great tool to use to make your Bullet Style To Do List! Pilot has some amazingly awesome pens – like the Pilot Precise Rolling Ball Pen from Michaels, which I’m sure you’ve used before. The Pilot Precise Rolling Pen comes in different of colors, writes really well, and is the number #1 selling pen brand in America. You can see all the Pilot Pen options here.
While back to School supply shopping at Michaels, I bought some Pilot Precise Rolling Ball pens and I quickly fell in love with them- the precision point is perfect for bullet and dot journaling, and adding hand-lettering glam to my planner. They are definitely designed to deliver a premium, precision writing experience. Precise combines Pilots exceptionally smooth writing ink, premium metal accents, and iconic look for a truly sophisticated writing experience.
Okay so here we go, time for you to get creative and try it for yourself. I am including a couple of printables for you at the end of this post. Print them and practice your hand-lettering by tracing the words. The more you practice the better your hand-lettering will get. This is all about color, all about fun -use different color Pilot Precise Rolling Pen, markers, stickers, paints…just make it fun and attractive to you. If it brings you joy, you will use it more.
I was super inspired and created this MENU Bullet Style List, including a GROCERY list. Its perfect for the Back to School Dinner’s post I posted, check that out here.
If you love that post be sure to check out the How to survive the first 2 Weeks Of School post.
To purchase the Pilot Precise Rolling Ball Pen, just head to your local Michaels, and visit the pen and stationery aisle. Michaels is the ultimate writing destination!! There are so many awesome Pilot Pen options.
Be sure to click here for all the Pilot products!
I hope you love these Bullet Style To Do Lists. Do you have any fun/creative ideas to make Back to School more organized for your family (and teachers)? Be sure to tag me @glammedevents if you make any of these creations for Back to School this year. Thanks for reading! and as promised here are those free printables I promised. Right click on them and print them! have fun practicing!
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Hand Lettering Practice Sheet
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Menu – Grocery List
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THis is some great tips for starting bullet style lists without facing the intimidation of starting a whole bullet journal. Cause I love my bullet journal, but sometimes it just feels like work.
I love to prepare to do list for my groceries shopping list of to do packing list for travel. It is so important tools and useful for me.
I’ve tried so many times to do this and I always wind up messing it up. One day I’m going to get it right!
no wrong way of doing it and practice improves your work. just make it enjoyable for you
I’m a big believer in lists – the only way I can stay on top of things and get it all done. Um, or most of it. Creating such beautiful hand-written lists and calendars is so inspiring. It would add a lot of joy into every day that I think I’ll give it a shot. Thank you!
Yeah, I can’t get away from making lists. They keep the stress level way down.
Thanks for sharing these great tips. I love making to do lists but i usually use an app on my phone. I love how your to do list looks beautiful.
thank you so much! I do both, phone and written lists!
This is the most beautiful handwritten planner I’ve ever seen! I’ve not had one in a long time but you’ve definitely convinced me to have one again!
This is a great way to remember things to do by writing them now. Though there’s no way I’ll ever have good handwriting!
Oh wow, Iove a DIY To do list. It was really beautiful, ish I ahve the talent in writing to make this even more beautiful.
Personalizing notebooks and reminders are a great way to keep on top of things and remember!
I love how you have made an ordinary planner look so beautiful just by using some pens and creative idea! You are truly talented.
I love the menu part of this! I make a menu every week but I only do a week at a time, and write it on a dry erase board. I love the idea of having it all in a notebook so I can look back and see what we have done in the past! Prevents getting in a runt!! Not to mention when I find a new recipe I want to try I can just plug it into the coming weeks!
I am not able to print the printables, the link isn’t there to click on. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
I have update the post and added links to PDF files that you can download! Hope that helps, my apologies for the inconvenience!