15 September Bullet Journal Theme Ideas

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It’s lots of fun to create bullet journal spreads for the month of September using different themes.

September is a month of transitions. During this month, those in the northern hemisphere prepare for fall, while those in the southern hemisphere are transitioning into spring.

In the US, the month of September usually heralds the start of school.

If you still haven’t picked out a bullet journal theme for September, today’s post can help you choose one.

We’re sharing a collection of awesome September bullet journal themes to help you decide on your layout for the month.

Finding the right theme for your bullet journal can often be challenging. We hope that by browsing through the themes featured in this article you’ll be inspired to begin working on your own September spread.

(Side note: Don’t know the “right” way to journal?  If so, then check out this seven-step process for building a journaling habit that sticks.)

1. Brown Elements

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via drawingmavi on Instagram

Brown and orange are two colors commonly associated with autumn. This example uses materials such as kraft paper, earth-toned markers, and pens to incorporate the colors of fall into a bujo cover page.

2. Antlers

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via bumblebujo on Instagram

For this two-page  September spread, the creator drew a deer right in the middle of the page. This is to honor one of the most active times of year for these animals.

There is enough space in the layout to place an overview of events and appointments for the whole month of September.

For color and highlighting of special dates on the mini-calendar, dual brush pens were used.

3. Autumn Spread

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via timid.bujo on Instagram

We mentioned earlier that September is the start of autumn in the northern hemisphere. For this autumn spread, the creator used brush pens to lend color to the leaves and pinecones that often make up the foliage of the season.

4. Hello, September

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via nicoles.journal on Instagram

Meanwhile, this spread has a hot air balloon theme. This eye-catching example was created using colored pencils.

5. Back to School

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via lalipop.lettering on Instagram

This bullet journal theme focuses on school. It pays homage to September being the common start of school in America.

You can use markers in pastel colors to achieve this charming effect.

Also, you might want to check out this post for study plan templates you can use to manage your study time better.

6. Fiery Fox

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via Little Coffee Fox

Shelby, the creator of this bullet journal spread, declares September to be fox month. If you love foxes, you might want to use this theme in your own bujo to make planning your month more exciting.

This spread was created using mixed media, including metallic watercolor and ink.

Speaking of planning, here are some useful tips on how to stick to a schedule.

7. Guac in September

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For @plinthced, September means avocados and all the delicious dishes you can make with them.

This cover page features hand-drawn avocado dishes and an encouraging quote written in watercolor markers.

If this example makes you feel a bit hungry, you might want to check out this post for some healthy breakfast ideas to jumpstart your day.

8. Mushroom Theme Mood Tracker

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via jamiesbujo on Instagram

If you love mushrooms or are looking for a minimalist bujo spread for September, here’s one that does the trick.

This mood tracker’s mushroom theme fits right in with the aesthetics of September. The black-and-white drawings lend a singular charm to this layout.

9. Nine and Three Quarters September

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via kreativ_regen on Instagram

Are you a Harry Potter fan? If so, you’ll have your own ticket to Platform 9 ¾ with this layout.

It also features a September calendar with the important events already indicated. This way, you won’t miss a thing.

10. Studio Ghibli Theme

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via janplansthings on Instagram

Here’s another cute layout featuring characters from different movies made by Studio Ghibli. If you have a talent for drawing, you can hand draw this design using your favorite pen designed for journaling.

Check out our recommendations of the best pens for note-taking in this post.

11. Sakura

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via princechaa on Instagram

This sakura (cherry blossom) theme exudes elegance and grace. It features a hand-drawn branch of a sakura tree as the page header.

Washi tape and brush pens give this theme its subtle colors.

12. Equinox Theme

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via Archer & Olive

The September equinox officially signals the beginning of the fall season. You might want to use this astronomical event as the theme for your bullet journal.

You can choose to incorporate designs associated with this occasion, such as a drawing of celestial bodies.

(If you're a teacher looking for some bulletin board ideas, check out these creative fall bulletin board ideas.)

13. Autumn Skies & Apple Pies

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via Sheena Of The Journal

September is also the time for the last harvest before the cold sets in. For this layout, the theme is autumn skies and apple pies.

The cover page for their September spread features calligraphy and illustrations done in watercolor.

14. Mushrooms Cover Spread

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via Tea & Twigs

Here is another spread featuring mushrooms. The design was drawn by hand, and watercolor pens were used to color in different varieties of mushrooms.

Another theme that you can use for the September section of your bullet journal is scenes from the forest floor, perhaps featuring the creatures and plant life that thrive below the forest canopy.

15. Watercolor September Cover Page

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If you’re looking for an example that features a floral theme for your September spread, here’s one that was created using pen and watercolors.

The design represents how September is a month of transitions, considering that the creator chose to draw fallen brown leaves and a bunch of still-vibrant flowers.

Final Thoughts

September prepares us for major changes.

It is the month when all of creation progresses in its personal growth. We can only hope that we are well-equipped to meet the new challenges ahead.

We hope that you’ve been inspired by this collection of September bullet journal themes. Which ones are your favorites?

If you're preparing your journal in advance, here are favorite bullet journal ideas and templates.

Looking for ideas on bujo spreads for the rest of the year? This post about monthly journal spread ideas is worth checking out.

Here are a few more resources about bullet journals. Feel free to check them out.

Finally, if you don’t know the “right” way to journal, then check out this seven-step process for building a journaling habit that sticks.)

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15 September Bullet Journal Theme Ideas