Today, I thought I would share my favorite bullet journal supplies with you.
If you are not sure what a bullet journal is, check out my bullet journals for beginners post.
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One of the best parts about a bullet journal, is that you can create your own personalized system. You really only need a notebook and a pen, but there are also many fun supplies that really can help personalize your journal.
So let’s start with the journal itself.
Just do a search on Amazon and you will find tons of adorable blank books. Many people use this Leuchtturm 1917 journal, it seems to be the tried and true go to.
To solve this, I use a simple mini binder.
It has clear sleeves in the front, so that I can switch up my cover often. Plus, if it gets damaged, it is very inexpensive to replace.
There is plain, dotted, lined, and grid paper available in loose leaf form. I like to use all of the types of paper since I prefer the grids for my trackers, dotted for my calendar, lined for writing and plain to do little doodles and drawings.
By doing this, I am able to have everything together in one notebook, and it is easy to switch it up if I get tired of my layouts.
You might want to invest in a 3 ring hole punch as well. It comes in handy sometimes.
Next you need pens.
If you like basic, just invest in some nice black pens.
Last year, I did most of my pages in simple black and white. This year, I wanted to branch out and play with color.
Brush pens are a wonderful way to add a little variety to your pages. The set that I have been using recently has a wide and a thin tip. I have been having fun experimenting with different brush strokes.
Sometimes, your colors will bleed through your pages, which can be frustrating. Colored pencils are another good way to get a little creative, without the frustration. I like this set because you can also get the pencil wet and get a watercolor effect.
STICKERS AND WASHI TAPE
Stickers are another fun way to add some fun to your bullet journal pages. There are tons of etsy shops that sell custom stickers, as well as amazon. I am working on my own sticker pages, and will be sharing them here on the blog soon.
I also have become a bit addicted to Washi Tape. For example, I found some super cute Totoro Washi tape that I have been using to decorate the top of each of my daily calendar pages for this month. There are so many different styles and patterns, it is fun to stock up so you have a bunch of options for your decorating.
There are a few pages in my journal that I don’t access often, like my color key, and blog information, but get a little beat up because I refer to them often. I found some clear protective sleeves to put those pages in, and it helps keep them in good shape.
DIVIDERS AND TABS
Because I keep a lot of different content in my journal, using tabs and divider pages helps me easily access my different sections. I like these dividers because they are made of plastic that is a bit sturdier.
These self adhesive tabs are also great because I can easily label them and stick them on specific pages that I use often.
I hope that this list of my favorite bullet journal supplies is helpful in giving you some good ideas for your own book. Don’t forget that Instagram and Pinterest both have wonderful ideas for layouts also. Be sure to follow me, as I am always adding fun stuff to my feeds.
Do you have any favorite bullet journal supplies? I would love to hear about it in the comments.