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30+ Must-See May Cover Page Ideas!

Updated: Apr 12

There is lots to love about May - summer is officially underway, VACATIONS, and for the Bullet Journal community - you can add creative quotes to your monthly covers :D

"May you always see all the beautiful little things" or "May all your dreams come true" come to mind.

There are plenty of themes you can choose from -

Let's kick this off with the most obvious theme of all for the hot month of May - Summer!

1. Summer Theme

From cool, refreshing fruits to sultry summer nights, there's a lot of inspiration to seek from summer.

Citrus Fruits with a May Quote

Image courtesy: @littleolivebujo

Freshly squeezed juices on a hot summer's day

Image courtesy: @dutch_dots

Orange Doodles

Image courtesy: @ivanajournals

Green Citrus Watercolour Goodness!

Image courtesy: @adopages

View into the Backyard on a Summer Night

Image courtesy: @allmysunshineco

Hot Air Balloon Watercolours

Images courtesy: @dearelaineco

2. Butterfly Theme

The butterflies come out to play in the warm sunshine, and bullet journalists seem to love this theme for their May cover pages. Like, a LOT of them!

Image courtesy: @pjsbujo

Image courtesy: @notesbyval

Image courtesy: @journalwithlina

Image courtesy: @frostbujo

Image courtesy: @essjay_florals

3. Indoor Games & Activities Theme

When it's too hot to step out, indoor entertainment and hobbies save us! If you're indulging in them this summer, you could opt for interesting monthly spreads like these -

Puzzles in Watercolours

Images courtesy: @adopages

Chess Doodles

Image courtesy: @bujoforstars

Cosy Sewing Theme

Another great indoor activity is sewing!

Image courtesy: @tabi.journals

Image courtesy: @raffie_journal


And who doesn't love a good set of reads all set up for summer!

Image courtesy @blublablu_arts_by_julia

4. Fashion & Clothing Theme

Another interesting theme I found for May was all things fashion and clothes!

Luxe Fashion

Image courtesy: @study.susan

For Sneakerheads

Image courtesy: @bujotrulla

Cute Clothing Doodles!

Image courtesy: @bulletwithe

5. Minimalist Journal Theme

Geometric Minimalism

Image courtesy: @88necoco

Super Minimal with A Summer Sky Washi Tape Border

Incredible Black & White Pattern

Image courtesy: @88necoco

6. Undersea Theme

Rainbow Coloured Jellyfish

Image courtesy: sweetaskai on reddit

7. Celestial / Galaxy Theme

Monotone Celestial Watercolours

Image courtesy: @_coffeeandsarcasm_

Steven Universe Based Journal Spread

Image courtesy: @bujoforstars

8. Floral Theme

Every month has some beautiful floral cover page ideas. These are the best May cover page ideas with flowers :)

Pastel Floral Doodles with Tombows

Image courtesy: @junebug.doodles_

Vellum Paper and Lace Cut Florals in Black and White

Image courtesy: @essjay_florals

Unique Black & White Floral Cover Page

Image courtesy: @samijournals

Monotone Floral Bloom

Image courtesy: @handwrittendoodles

Flower Market

Image courtesy: @isabellasbujo

Marigolds May!

Image courtesy: @cypscribbles

Minimal Floral May

Image courtesy: @forthejoyofjournaling

Gorgeous Blooms using Acrylograph pens by Archer & Olive

Image courtesy: @livingletterplans

Floral Teas and Vintage Tea Cups

Image courtesy: @notesncoffees

Image courtesy: @clauphemism

9. Landscapes Theme

Gallery Wall of Framed Landscape Art

Image courtesy @samijournals

Collage of Landscapes Created with Acrylograph Paint Pens

Image courtesy: @thejournalcorner

10. Mixed Bag

Dark Academia Theme

Image courtesy: @journalbambie

Watercolour Buildings

Image courtesy: @suncerulean

Swans Swimming in a Lake

Image courtesy: @charizzet

Butterflies, Florals and Butterflies using Mildliners to Colour in

Image courtesy: @theletteredcreative

Hope you've found some lovely inspiration here for your May Monthly!

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