I am so so excited for this post today! I have compiled the ultimate list of bullet journal supplies here, and whenever I try a new supply, or here of one, I will come back here to add it!
The Ultimate List Of Bullet Journal Supplies
There are so many different notebooks that people use to bullet journal, and new ones are popping up every day. The most popular type of notebook tends to be a5, and dot grid. Lots of brands are coming out with this style of notebook!
If you aren’t into dot grid, or want a bigger size, you can find those too. I’ve seen beautiful bullet journals on lined paper, grid paper, even blank paper. No-one knows the perfect notebook for you more than YOU! Below I have compiled the most popular notebooks for bullet journaling. If you love the notebook you are currently using and don’t see it below let me know in the comments!
This is the most talked about Scribbles That Matter, or STM, journal. They have also recently come out with a Bullet Planner, which allows you the flexibility of bullet journaling but helps you out if you don’t have enough time to create monthly spreads every single month.
This is the journal that I currently use, and it has also been my last 2 bullet journals. I like the size and colour options! A common complaint about LT1917 is that the pages are thin – however, it doesn’t bother me. I don’t ever have any bleeding, and there is some ghosting depending on what medium I am using but in my opinion it makes the pages looked well loved. 🙂
Artist’s Loft Journal
If you have a Michaels near you, I know that they have a cheap option for those looking to dip their toes into bullet journaling. Here in Canada it costs $9.00 for an a5 dot grid, and I think in the states they ring in at 5$.
I’ve heard so many things about Dingbats journals, and they all have a wild animal on the cover. Sure makes me want to collect all of them!
Moleskine also has a popular journal for bullet journal use. I have tried this journal and it wasn’t my favourite, but it may be the perfect fit for you!
Up next on the list of bullet journal supplies: writing utensils! You’ve got to have the ability to design and draw in your bullet journal, and to do that you need pens and markers.
If you are a fan of drawing or creating intricate designs in your bullet journal, it’s always a good idea to sketch out your ideas in pencil.
I personally enjoy using mechanical pencils, since I always always misplace my pencil sharpener and its a struggle when your pencil gets dull!
When in doubt, a good old classic wood pencil will always do the trick. The fact that they are dirt cheap makes it easy to always stash one with your supplies and to carry around for when creativity strikes.
I love using watercolour pencils in my journal, its so fun to create a design with the pencils and brush over it with some water.
Using pencil crayons is a great way to add some colour into your journal, especially if you are worried about bleeding/ghosting from using markers.
Fineliners are an important thing to have on your list of bullet journal supplies. I love using them for a pop of colour and to create fine lines. Here are some of my favourite, and most popular fineliners:
pssst I did a review of these pens recently. If you would like to read it click here.
Hand-lettering is such a fun way to dress up your bullet journal, and these markers can also be used to add pops of colours in other ways too!
Tombow Brush Pens
Dual Brush Pen Set, 96 Colors
from: American Tombow Inc.
Tombow has brush pens in so many colours – they are a bit pricey but I love the vibrant colours you can get from them. See how I use them in my bullet journal here.
Crayola supertips are a cheap alternative to create the effects of brush pens. I share my review of them, and how I use them in my journal, here.
Highlighters, especially the pastel variety, are all the rage in the bullet journal community right now. They’re a fun way to add drop shadows to boxes, or brighten up an otherwise colourless header. Here’s some popular highlighters below:
Now that we’ve tackled the journals and writing utensil aspect of this list of bullet journal supplies, lets jump into other supplies that are popular among planners.
Washi tape is a great way to add colour to your bullet journal, or even to divide it into sections!
The HP Sprocket, or other photo printers, is a great way to add pictures into your journal – this is a great idea if you do a lot of journaling in your bujo and want to add photos from your day!
Cutting machines are a fun way to make your own stickers, or create other custom designs for artistic projects.
MONO Correction Tape Original, White
from: American Tombow Inc.
We all make mistakes, correction tape can help fix it!
MONO Adhesive Permanent
from: American Tombow Inc.
I enjoy using craft paper to brighten up my journal!
I love my Aquash water brush – it allows me to easily create watercolour designs in my journal, without the fear of knocking a glass of water all over my journal!
If you like to work on your bullet journal on the road, a good craft tote is a great investment!
Wow! Congrats on making it to the end of this master list of bullet journal supplies. What are your favourite supplies? Let me know below in the comments!