Megan Futo of @megansonfireee was kind enough to share her DIY planner clip crafty knowledge with us today. She PMed me and showed me the bat bujo clip she made using the Halloween Bullet Journal Kit and I was WOWED! I asked her if she would teach us and she said yes! So, without further ado, here's Megan.
We are taking the stencil off of the Bujo page and upping your top game. Top game? Ehhh, what is she talking about? Fun and fancy paper clips for your Bujo or planner! The MoxieDori Halloween kit is perfect for this and you can have a new clip in 5 minutes or less, I promise. Let's get started.
1. Gather Supplies
Gather your supplies. Clips can be made from paper, felt, fabric, vegan leather, the options are endless. For this tutorial I chose the vegan leather and my hot glue gun. If using paper for your clip, a glue runner works well.
2. Use the Stencil to Trace
Pick your bat size and trace. I chose the second smallest bat on the Bat Scene stencil for my A5 Moleskein because the scale is perfect for the journal and a full size paperclip.
3. Cut out the Bat
Cut out your bat and backing piece. My backing piece is about ½ inch in length and about ⅝ of an inch in height.
4. Assemble the Bujo Clip
Center your paperclip over the back of your bat.
5. Glue Together
Add a pencil eraser sized amount of hot glue to the backing and place it down centered over the paperclip and bat.
6. Almost There!!!
Press firmly! You want the backing piece, paperclip, and bat to become one.
Admire your work and enjoy!
Thanks a ton to Megan for taking the time and energy to share with us. We appreciate your creativity and creations. We LOVE to see what you make with our tools, so please share photos of your work with us.
If you are looking for more Halloween Bullet Journal inspiration, check out this Hair Raising Halloween Bullet Journal Layouts post or this Halloween Bullet Journal Pinterest board.
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Halloween is a popular holiday in the United States and many folks love to get into the spirit. One way to insert a little spooky into your life is to create Halloween inspired layouts in your bullet journal. Check out these Instagram posts.
Another way to add Halloween flair to your bullet journal is to draw some spooky doodles on your layouts. MoxieDori sponsored an entire month of October Doodles that are perfect for all of your October spreads.
Some of us need a little extra help when it comes to drawing and creating layouts. This Halloween Kit has everything you need to make AMAZING Halloween inspired bullet journal layouts. The kit contains one Spooky Bat stencil, one Halloween stencil, one card of Halloween themed washi tape, one Halloween themed clip, one vinyl "October" sticker, and one Large Bats stencil - both the positives and the negatives.
Keep reading to see what and how you can create with this kit.
October Opening Page
The Spooky Bat stencil instantly creates a eerie Halloween scene that can be used in journals or to make Halloween cards and party invitations.
Simply put this stencil on your page and pen in the scene. You can daube the elements with Distressed Inks or color in with colored pencils or Crayola Super Tips. Place the "OCTOBER" sticker over the scene and your October opening page is complete. Watch this October opening page video tutorial to see exactly how to make your opening page.
The Halloween bullet journal stencil is shaped like a cat and contains six spooky elements. This video tutorial will show you how to make this October calendar using the gravestone element.
The Tombow MONO Drawing Pen 03 is great for adding detail lines at the bottom of the gravestone You can also use a grey Mildliner to create a drop shadow on one side of the gravestone.
The kit provides Halloween themed washi tape as well. I used some of this fun black polka dot washi as a baseline for my "October" lettering. I used the stencil again to add a little graveyard scene at the bottom.
October Bucket List
This October word art is a spin on the traditional bucket list. Using a pencil, trace the outer edge of the Halloween stencil to create cat shaped container for your words and phrases. Pen your bucket list in various fonts and in varying directions. I suggest you use a Tombow MONO Drawing Pen 05 to pen your word art so the lettering is thick enough to create the overall cat image. When you are finished, erase your pencil markings.
Geometric Bat Mood Tracker
This Geometric Bat Mood Tracker is made using the second largest bat on the Large Bats stencil. This stencil is exclusive to the Halloween Kit and is not sold separately. Trace the bat on your journal page and use a straight edge to create 31 geometric pieces inside the bat. Decide on your color coding system and create a color coded key for your moods.
Zombie October Goals Layout
Looking for a fun way to create your monthly goals page? Zombies!!! This layout is created with the zombie arms on the Halloween Stencil. Just daube the zombie arm element with Distressed Ink in Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron. I find that outlining in an 03 or 01 black pen makes the Distressed Ink really pop off of the page.
Spooky Bat Weekly
This spooky bat weekly is so much fun! Use the Large Bats stencil to trace the largest bat onto a piece of black card stock. Cut out the image and glue it to your journal pages using a Tombow adhesive. Next use a Sakura White Gelly Roll 08 to pen the days and dates on the bat.
These large card stock bats can also be used as home decor. Place some double stick tape on the back of the body, fold the wings a bit and adhere to your wall.
More Halloween Inspiration
You can find even more Halloween journaling inspiration on this Halloween Bullet Journal Pinterest board. Remember to follow us on Pinterest as we are always adding more great links to our over 40 bullet journaling boards.