School is back in session, and things are a little crazy! At Roberta’s Art Gallery’s Craft Corner, we are going to kick things into gear and get back on track. Keeping to a schedule, no matter at home, school, or work, will help you to be as successful as possible. Though schedules sound daunting, they do not need to be! With this bullet journal style schedule, you will be keeping a routine in style!
- Paper (1-2 pieces)
- Markers (you can use colored pencils, crayons, whatever you please!)
- Ruler (suggested, not absolutely necessary)
- Sticky Notes
- Tape or glue
Step 1: Start out by doing all of the original drawings in pencil. Draw out one, vertical rectangle 8 inches by 9.5 inches. Within the rectangle, draw a line that is ½ inch from the left side of the rectangle that runs from top to bottom. Following this process, draw 4 more lines 1.5 inches apart from each other to create 5 equal sections – one for each day of the work week (starting after the ½ inch column. If you’d like to include the weekends, feel free to draw seven rectangles and make the sections smaller! This will be the base of your weekly schedule.
**Note from the artist: I will be using five days of the week! My weekends tend to vary, and if I create a Monday-Friday schedule, I can continue to use it. HACK: If you do not have a ruler, use the edge of a binder or tissue box to create a straight line! As for the measurements, draw a rectangle that takes up almost the entire paper, and try to make the lines within the rectangle as even as possible. We are not looking for perfection here, so just do your best! 🙂
Step 2: Draw a line across the entire rectangle 1 inch down from the top line to section off an area to fill in each day of the week. Proceed to fill in each day of the week.
Step 3: Along the left side of the schedule where you drew your first section, write out the hours of the day. Start with 9:00 a.m. (whenever you would like to start your day) and write each hour downward until you hit 5:00 p.m. (whenever you would like to end your day). Draw corresponding lines across all five rectangles in line with each hour of the day.
Step 4: Outline the entire schedule (outside rectangle), the divider time column, and the day of the week columns. Do NOT outline the times of the day yet, this will be done once you put your schedule in, ONLY the lines in the time column. See picture for detail.
**I suggest using black or navy so that it is a solid color and doesn’t take away from the colors that you will be adding in.
Step 5: Section off the different parts of your day. These parts of your day could be made up of, but are not limited to, work hours, classes, and exercise times. Now erase the unnecessary lines and any other pencil marks.
**For example, in this schedule I will erase the lines between 2 PM and 3 PM because I will be working for that entire duration.
Step 6: Now that your schedule is filled in, here is the fun part! You can now fill in patterns, add stickers, draw doodles, or whatever else you would like to do to customize your schedule! I like cactuses and ink art, so I am going to add little doodles and details all around my schedule.
This is your schedule, so have FUN with it! Use colors, designs, and patterns that brighten YOUR day. This activity is one that you can do every week or every month depending on how often you change your personal routine. Keep it relaxing, and keep it creative!
Your Craft Corner Guru,