The best Bullet Journal supplies to get started

best bullet journal supplies for beginners

If you’re just starting out, it can be a bit overwhelming when it’s time to buy stationery for Bullet Journaling. I know, I’ve been there! That’s why I came up with this list of the best Bullet Journal supplies to get started!

If you’re like me and you’re obsessed with all things pens and paper, then you know you can never own enough stationery! BUT this list is about the most essential supplies to get started with Bullet Journaling!

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I’ll really be focusing on the products I use the most in my Bullet Journal, or in any other journals I write in. I might also throw in some organizing tools for all that stationery, because, let’s face it, they need organizing.

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Now, without further ado, here are the best Bullet Journal supplies to get started!

The best Bullet Journal pens to buy

sakura pigma micron penStarting off with the most essential Bullet Journal supply, pens!

Personally, I’ve been using black felt tip pens ever since I started Bullet Journaling, but I’ve tried a few different brands and I have to say, I’m most satisfied with my Sakura Micron pens! I’ve used them the longest and they’re the ones I keep buying because they’re a safe bet!

They dry really fast, so no ink smudges and they come in many different sizes if you want to write bigger for titles, etc.

muji gel penAlso, I’ve recently acquired a Muji Gel pen in black, size 0.5, and I love it. It just writes so smoothly and consistently. I will be getting more Muji Gel pens, in other colors for sure.

If you’re not a fan of the black felt tip pens, then gel pens might be more to your liking, and I 100% recommend Muji Gel pens.

Adding colors

zebra mildliners bullet journal supplies
The Zebra Mildliners.

Now on to some products to add some colors to your spreads!

First off, I can’t do ONE spread without using my Zebra Mildliners! I’ve also been using these for years. If you’ve read some of my other posts, you know I swear by them! I have all 25 colors (I think? Are there more?) and I love them so much!

I bought each set of 5 separate, and now I realize what a mistake that was. Honestly, I should have simply bought the whole set right away and saved some money! I truly recommend you buy the whole set of 25 because as soon as you get some of these, you want the other colors! Trust me, I speak from experience.

Zig Clean color dot marker bullet journal supplies
Zig Clean Color Dot marker, in the Salmon color.

Next on my list is this new product I’ve just recently discovered. They’re called Zig Clean Color Dot markers and they’re great! They’re dual-tip markers, with one end being a fine tip and the other end a “flexible dot tip”.

Basically, they allow you to easily draw dots, and depending on how much pressure you apply, the size of the dots vary. This gives me so many creative ideas! I will definitely be having some fun with these for a while.

Finally, my last essential tool to add some colors to my Bullet Journal are my Tombow Dual Brush pens.

Tombow dual brush pens bullet journal supplies
Tombow Dual Brush pens.

These brush pens are really worth the hype! They come in many different shades and colors, and I don’t have them all yet. I must have at least 40 different colors! These pens are great if you want to do some brush lettering, or just add some colors to your spreads! I often use them to highlight titles.

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Stickers & washis

These next few products are just perfect when you want to decorate your Bullet Journal quickly and easily.

vintage stickers and month day of the week washi tapeWhen I first started Bullet Journaling, one of the first things I got to help me decorate my Bullet Journal were stickers. They just make it so easy to create nice, colorful spreads!

For example, I got these cool vintage travel-themed stickers. Stay tuned, I want to use them for a traveling spread in my Bullet Journal!

Next up, washis! Did you know I only discovered washi tape when I got into Bullet Journaling? I had no idea decorative tape was a thing, and boy, is it a thing! There are SO many washi tapes out there, each one adorable, you just want them all!

I literally couldn’t resist, and eventually I had to buy a Washi Tape Organizer as well as a Washi Tape Cutter. These two products are a MUST when you start having a lot of washi tape rolls.

Stamps & stencils

botanical stampsI got this adorable set of flower/botanical stamps and I used them for my September 2020 Monthly log. The result was really cute and it convinced me to use stamps more often!

I seem to forget I have stamps and when I find them again, I always love the results I get in my Bullet Journal.

As for stencils, I can never have too many! I use them a lot to change up my titles when I feel like writing with a thicker font. I also love using them for shapes I’m not very good at drawing, such as banners and thought bubbles!

One last essential Bullet Journal supply I think everyone needs is a good pencil case! I carry my Bullet Journal around often, and I like to bring all my most used pens (and there are a lot). So I believe a big, sturdy pencil case is a MUST.

You probably have one hanging around at your house, in your old school stuff. But in case you don’t, here’s a cute one that looks big enough!


And that’s it! These were the best Bullet Journal supplies to get started!

This list of Bullet Journal supplies for beginners is sure to set you in the right direction when it comes to buying the right accessories for Bullet Journaling.

Don’t forget to use my promo code MELANIE12 for 12% off your order if you get any of these essential supplies! Click here to shop the cutest Bullet Journal supplies.

Now, I didn’t talk about the notebooks, because I covered a few already in this post: How to start a Bullet Journal for beginners. Check out the post for Bullet Journal notebooks to buy!

Let me know in the comments below what you think of my list of essential Bullet Journal supplies to get started!

Until next time!

Melanie

 

A complete list of the best Bullet Journal supplies to buy for beginners! If you're wondering what to buy to start a Bullet Journal, I've got you covered! This list covers the best and the most essential Bullet Journal supplies for beginners! From pens and mildliners to stickers and washi, here's everything you need to get started on your Bullet Journal! The most popular and liked Bullet Journal supplies out there!
A complete list of the best Bullet Journal supplies to buy for beginners! If you're wondering what to buy to start a Bullet Journal, I've got you covered! This list covers the best and the most essential Bullet Journal supplies for beginners! From pens and mildliners to stickers and washi, here's everything you need to get started on your Bullet Journal! The most popular and liked Bullet Journal supplies out there!

Comments

  1. Anjali says:

    Ooooh! I love getting new stationery! *Goes to get all the things*

  2. Lanae Bond says:

    This is a great list of supplies. I never thought of using stencils. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love bullet journaling! It makes my days easier + it’s super fun to get creative!

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