8 Effortless Ways To Fix Mistakes In Your Bullet Journal
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OH MY GLOB – after spending an hour designing a page, you’ve just realised that you spelt Wednesday wrong.
While you recoil in horror and start having flashbacks of the last BuJo entry that you mucked up, I was here writing this guide for you.
Not all is lost, so don’t worry your pretty little head.
My first thought would be to rip out the page. But there’d be nothing left if I did that because I manage to stuff something up on almost every page.
For each page you tear out, you lose the opposing page – which ends up being 4 pages – front and backs X 2.
Now, imagine losing 4 pages every time you make a mistake.
There’s a few things you can do to fix a mistake on your Bullet Journal without having to rip the page out and start again – let’s leave that as a last resort.
My Top Tips To Fixing Mistakes In My Bujo
1. Liquid Paper
The first and most obvious thing for me would be to use some Liquid Paper – this is sometimes known as White-Out or Correction Tape.
It’s basically placing a white layer over the mistake to mask it.
This is another easy fix. Grab a cute stickers and put it straight over the mistake.
Stickers come in so many designs, you can even create your own. I’m sure you’ll be able to find something to cover the boo-boo up fairy easily.
3. Washi Tape
If you have some washi tape, some of them will be opaque enough to cover up the mistake.
Grab a piece that is dark enough and isn’t see-through and put it over the mistake.
You may need to redesign your page slightly so it all matches together.
I hope you’ve been practicing how to draw – it’s such a good mind relaxant and it is especially good for relieving stress.
A drawing can cover some mistakes depending on how big they are.
Did you know there is such a thing as erasable markers? – I’ve never used them!
Please let me know in the comments if this is something that actually works and you’ve used this technique before.
Apparently, you use these as a normal marker and if you make a mistake you just rub it out like a pencil.
6. Dark or Metallic Markers
You can try covering up the mistake with a darker marker or a metallic marker.
Metallic markers tend to have really good coverage – just be careful of bleeding – you might cause another problem trying to fix the original mistake.
You don’t want to go to all this trouble to find out you have another problem on your hands.
7. Cover It With a Collage
You can grab a bunch of photos or pieces of paper and make a layout that looks like a collage that you meant to put there.
These can look really great and they will cover up the mistakes while adding a cool new design.
8. Blank Paper Cover-Up
Have you ripped out a page before? You could use this to make a cover-up. (Always save these just in case.)
You can use part of the page or even the entire page and paste it over the mistake or over the entire page that has mistakes on it.
A fresh start 🙂
I believe prevention is always easier than the cure, so always make sure to avoid making mistakes in the first place.
- Take your time with designs
- Test new products that you buy
- Only use products and techniques that you know work
Do you have any other ideas to help fix up mistakes in your bullet journal?
Let me know below 🙂
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