The Ultimate Bullet Journal Supplies List For Beginners

The Ultimate Bullet Journal Supplies List For Beginners

Starting or maintaining a bullet journal doesn’t have to feel like rocket science when you have the right bullet journal supplies. Although you only really need a pen and a journal to bullet journal, extra supplies will help enhance your bujo experience and help you create bullet journal spreads at a pro level. So, whether you have just started bullet journaling or have been bullet journaling for awhile, below I’m going to share the ultimate bullet journal supplies list. All of the bullet journal supplies you need to have compiled in one list + direct links to speed up your shopping process.

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The Ultimate Bullet Journal Supplies List For Beginners

THE ULTIMATE BULLET JOURNAL SUPPLIES LIST

Since there are so many different bullet journal supplies, I have categorized all supplies into 11 sections:

  • Electronic Devices
  • Notebooks
  • Pens
  • Markers
  • Highlighters
  • Colored Pencils
  • Stickers
  • Stencils
  • Washi Tape
  • Paper
  • Other Essentials

1) ELECTRONIC DEVICES

The first thing you need to have in order to create stunning bullet journal spreads is some kind of electronic device.

Whether that’s a computer, a phone, or a tablet, you’ll need an electronic device to help you find major bullet journaling inspiration and create the perfect bujo spreads! While you’re not going to create your bullet journal spreads digitally, having an electronic device on hand will help you find inspiration easily and effectively. Whenever I’m struggling to come up with new themes for my bullet journal, I like to draw inspiration from a couple of different places. Below I’m going to share different places you can draw inspiration from when you’re bullet journaling.

1. PINTEREST

My absolute favorite place to get inspiration from is Pinterest.

Pinterest is filled with LOADS of bullet journaling themes, ideas, designs, and inspiration. Simply create a free Pinterest account and use the search bar to look up themes, colors, aesthetics, designs, and page ideas that you want to use for your bullet journal.

Here’s how I use Pinterest to come up with a new theme:

1. I simply search up an idea I have. This can be any keyword: pineapples, beaches, plants, etc. This helps give me an idea of what I’m going to be drawing on my spreads. Searching up actual photos will also help me determine whether I want to go with this theme/vibe or not.

SEARCH – pineapples

2. If I like the keyword I have chosen (let’s say pineapples), then I would search the keyword plus the word “theme”. This will give me a bigger picture of how my theme idea has been used in real life celebrations, parties, events, etc. 

SEARCH – pineapples theme

3. Lastly, I’ll search up the keyword plus “bullet journal theme” to see what kinds of spreads have already been created with this theme. The point of this is not to copy spreads that have been created, but to simply draw inspiration from them and see if this is something I want to create or not.

SEARCH – pineapples bullet journal theme

2. BLOGS

The next place I like to find inspiration in is blogs. There are so many bullet journaling blog posts that can help you inspire yourself and find suitable bullet journal themes or page ideas to use. I personally have a couple of bullet journaling posts you may find helpful.

BULLET JOURNALING BLOG POSTS YOU MAY LIKE:

goal and mood tracker page

And if you’re still stuck and need more inspiration, just search up “bullet journal theme ideas” on google.

2) NOTEBOOKS

Now, in order to start designing your bullet journal, you’re going to need an actual notebook to write on! There are many types of notebooks you can use, but I’m going to share notebooks I have personally enjoyed using myself.

If you’re interested in using lined paper journals, here are some options I would suggest:

1. FAUX LEATHER LINED PAPER JOURNAL

2. DEZALIO HARDCOVER LINED PAPER NOTEBOOK JOURNAL

3. HARDCOVER LINEN LINED PAPER JOURNAL

4. RED CO LINED PAPER JOURNAL WITH EMBOSSED HEART

If you’re interested in using blank paper journals, here are some options I would suggest:

5. PAPERAGE JOURNAL BLANK PAGE NOTEBOOK

6. BLANK HARDCOVER WRITING JOURNAL

If you’re interested in using dotted paper journals, here are some options I would suggest:

7. RETTACY BULLET DOTTED GRID JOURNAL

8. BULLET DOTTED JOURNAL

9. a5 BULLET DOTTED JOURNAL

10. EMSHOI DOTTED NOTEBOOK

Although it’s up to you to decide the kind of notebook you want to use, I would recommend using a dotted paper journal.

3) PENS

As far as pens go, there are so many different kinds of pens you can use depending on your personal preference. Whether you’re into neutrals, bright colors, or pastels, below I’m going to share some of my favorite types of pens I like to use when I bullet journal.

1. COLORED FINE TIP PENS

2. FINE TIP DRAWING PENS

3. SENCOO CUTE CAT BLACK BALL POINT PENS

4. PAPERMATE GEL PENS

5. PILOT G2 PENS

6. PILOT G2 METALLICS

7. ARTIST COLORED GEL PENS

4) MARKERS

If you want to get very artsy, then you’re going to need markers! Below, I’m sharing some markers I love using in my bullet journal.

1. CHFINE COLOR DUAL TIP PERMANENT MARKERS

2. ZSCM COLORS DUAL TIP BRUSH PENS ART MARKERS

3. STAEDTLER FIBER-TIP MARKERS

5) HIGHLIGHTERS

You can never go wrong with some highlighters. I absolutely love highlighting keywords or areas in my spreads. Here are my absolute favorite highlighters to use not just in my bullet journal but in all of my notebooks.

1. ZEBRA PEN MILDLINER HIGHLIGHTERS

2. ZEYAR PASTER COLORS CHISEL TIP HIGHLIGHTERS

3. MR. PEN BIBLE PASTEL GEL HIGHLIGHTERS

6) COLORED PENCILS

Sometimes I like highlighting, other times I like coloring. If you’re going to create drawings inside of your bullet journal, then you definitely need to use colored pencils. Here are my two favorite colored pencils sets.

1. SOUCOLOR COLOR COLORED PENCILS

2. ZENACOLOR COLORED PENCILS

7) STICKERS

If there’s one item from this list that you need to have (apart from a notebook and a pen obviously) it’s planner stickers!

I have been using stickers on my spreads since I started using a bullet journal. Stickers not only help make my spreads look fancier, but they also help me save a lot of time! If you’re not very good at drawing or simply don’t have time to create detailed drawings, make sure you equip yourself with tons of planner stickers. Below I’m going to share just a few of the many planner sticker sets that I swear by.

1. AESTHETIC PLANNER STICKERS

2. AESTHETIC GOLD FOIL PLANNER STICKERS

3. THE HAPPY PLANNER: SOPHISTICATED FLORALS THEME STICKERS

4. THE HAPPY PLANNER: GIRLS WITH GOALS THEME STICKERS

5. SUNDAY FUNDAY DEVOTIONAL PLANNER STICKERS

8) STENCILS

Something that has also helped me save some time when bullet journaling is stencils. I love being able to trace over designs, letters, and elements on to my paper and later just coloring them in. If you want to play around with different designs, I totally recommend using stencils.

Below I’m sharing two incredible stencils packs that will help make your bullet journaling life easier.

1. MR. PEN JOURNALING STENCILS

2. JEKKIS LETTER AND NUMBER STENCILS

9) WASHI TAPE

Decorate your bullet journal spreads with washi tape!

I love using washi tape to hide mistakes or to outline areas in my bullet journal. Regardless of how you want to use washi tape on your spread, here are some stunning wash tape sets you need to have in your bullet journal supplies collection.

1. GLITTER WASHI TAPE SET

2. MR PEN WASHI TAPE SET

3. YUBBAEX COLOR MIX WASHI TAPE

10) PAPER

I always love adding (gluing, sticking, or taping) different kinds of paper on my bullet journal. This helps give my spreads some texture and a bit of flare. You know, spice up my bujo! Some of the things you can add to your bullet journal are index cards, lined, sticky notes, post-its, blank note pads, yardstick paper, and cut outs from magazines. Below I’m sharing the exact items I like to add to my bullet journal spreads.

1. INDEX CARDS

2. LINED STICKY NOTES

3. PASTEL COLORS POST-IT STICKY NOTES

4. BLANK NOTE PADS

5. COLORBOK DESIGNER PAPER PAD

6. SHIMMER CARDSTOCK PAPER

7. MAGAZINES

You can also cut out aesthetic photos from magazines or booklets I have at home to add to my bullet journal.

11) OTHER ESSENTIALS

Lastly, you’re going to need some office essentials to help you bullet journal effectively.

Below I’m sharing 4 simple must-have supplies you need to have to create beautiful bullet journal spreads.

1. GLUE

2. SCISSORS

3. RULER

4. TAPE

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Did you enjoy this ultimate bullet journal supplies list? What supplies are you most excited to buy from this bullet journal supplies list? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below. Happy Bullet Journaling!

Until next time,

Gabby Abigail

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