As May brings warmer weather and blossoms in full swing, it’s the perfect time to add a floral touch to your planner. In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of creating a beautiful May monthly cover with grapple flowers for your dot grid notebook or planner. Plus, we’re offering free downloadable crabapple flower illustration that you can use to make your monthly cover truly unique. Get ready to embrace the spirit of spring and add a touch of nature to your planning routine!

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a May Monthly Cover with Flowers

  1. Choose your floral theme: Before you begin, decide on a floral theme for your May cover. You can either draw inspiration from the flowers that bloom in May or pick your favorite flowers. Some popular options include peonies, roses, tulips, and daffodils. I took grabapple tree flowers for my May cover.
  2. Download our free grabapple flower illustration: To make your planning process easier, we’ve created a free downloadable grapple flower illustration. You can download the illustrations by clicking [HERE]. Print them out on sticker paper or regular paper and cut them out to use in your planner.
  3. Add the month: Write “May” in the center of the page, using your favorite font or calligraphy style. Make sure it’s large enough to be the focal point of your cover.
  4. Arrange the flowers: Now it’s time to add the flowers to your cover. If you’ve downloaded our illustrations, you can simply arrange them around the “May” text in a visually pleasing manner. Alternatively, you can draw your own flowers by lightly sketching them in pencil before inking them with a fine liner pen.
  5. Add color: To bring your May cover to life, add some color to the flowers using colored pencils, markers, or watercolors. Choose a color palette that complements the mood of May and the flowers you’ve chosen. See all my color creation on our YouTube Channel:
  6. Include a calendar: Finally, create a small calendar somewhere on your cover page. This will help you keep track of important dates and events throughout the month.
  7. Customize your cover: Feel free to add any additional details or embellishments to your May cover, such as quotes, stickers, or doodles. Make it truly yours and reflective of your personal style.

Adding a floral touch to your May monthly cover is a beautiful way to welcome the spring season and brighten up your planner. With our free downloadable flower illustrations, you can create a stunning cover page that’s both functional and visually appealing. Remember, the key to a successful planner is making it personal and enjoyable to use, so don’t be afraid to get creative and make your May cover truly unique. Happy planning!