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July Bullet Journal Theme: Studio Ghibli

This month I decided to go with a studio ghibli theme for my bullet journal spreads and I love it! I thought I would share it, in case you need some inspiration. My inspiration came from the Black Goddess blog who shared her studio ghibli spread.

I love studio ghibli movies so I thought it would be perfect to draw some characters from the movies in my journal. My favorite is Howl’s Moving Castle. I made a cute checklist too so I can try and watch all the movies, I haven’t seen every one yet! 

Monthly Spread

I start off every month with kind of a title page where I make it a little more artsy, but I also include a mini calendar of events and make a list of to-do’s for that month. 

My spread for July features the bathhouse from Spirited Away. It took me so long to draw it that I didn’t really feel like coloring the whole thing in, so I only colored in the trees and flag for a small pop of color. On the left is No Face and the little mouse also from Spirited Away.  

July Memories

I don’t typically write a lot about my day, so I started making a calendar like this where I just write a few short sentences about what happened. It’s nice to be able to look back at what I did during the month. Sometimes I need a reminder. 

I drew Totoro, and the cat bus from My Neighbor Totoro. I also have little soot sprites holding up ‘memories’ which were in Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. Last but not least is Turnip Head from Spirited Away. 

Mood Tracker

The soot sprites are featured again in my mood tracker. They are the cutest little things and so easy to draw.

Calcifer is in the corner too. He’s the great and powerful fire demon in Howl’s Moving Castle. May all your bacon burn!


I left my page for my daily lists very open this month. Usually I have it all boxed off, but I like the way this looks. And I have cute little tree spirits (Kodama) on the sides from Princess Mononoke. 

On the bottom right I left a little space for general notes for the week. 


This is my first time doing this spread and I like it! I write about my gratitude and achievements, but I thought positivity would be good to throw into the mix too. So every day I write down a little something positive that happened. 

I got this idea from Bumbling Bujo. She has such artistic spreads, I really enjoy looking at her bujo ideas. 

Habit Tracker

My habit tracker has the little tree spirits that I put in my dailies. As you can tell, I haven’t been doing much yoga lately!

So that is my July BuJo spread! I may not do every month, but I will definitely share the themes I am particularly proud of as well as other spreads I put in my bujo.  

Let me know your thoughts and suggestions in the comments. I love new ideas!

If you want to learn more about how bullet journaling works, check out my post Intro to Bullet Journaling.

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