Things that You Need to Start Bullet Journaling

We have heard about the benefits of the bullet journal. It helps us to track the past, organize the present, and plan for the future. Developed by Ryder Carroll, this journaling style uses bullet points as the core structure. It is an analog system for the digital age. This system lets us combine all our to-do lists on our post-it notes, phone screen, computer screen, and other notes scatter around the house into one.

If you want to get a clearer picture of what is bullet journal, check out Ryder Carroll’s video here.

Bullet Journal 101: All you need to get started is a notebook and a pen.

But, trust us. A basic notebook and just a pen won’t satisfy you. We live in a colorful world. Unless you are a minimalist kind of person, you won’t settle with just a notebook and a pen. You will want to decorate your journal and make them look awesome.

What materials do you need to get started? In this post, we are going to list out the 10 bullet journal supplies that you need to start your bullet journal right. Scroll down to discover now!

Bullet Journal Supplies
Bullet Journal 101

Bullet Journal Supplies

How to get started on bullet journaling? The simplest way is to grab any notebook and a pen at your home to start away. If you are not that kind of person who settles for the very basic, you got to need these 10 bullet journal supplies to make your journal pretty. Yes, a pretty journal is definitely more motivating.

1. Journal

You can literally use any notebook. Ruled, unruled, big, small, hardcover, softcover, or a composition book to get started with. We recommend practicing on a cheap composition book if you haven’t figured out the layout and designs that you like.

Lila Unruled Blank Notebook
Lila Unruled Blank Notebook
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The BuJo creator, Ryder Carroll, uses this famous journal — Leuchtturm1917 Medium Hardcover Notebook. It is A5 sized. This journal has dotted, numbered pages, blank table of contents, page marker, and an expandable pocket inside the back cover. It is available in many colors like black, red, emerald, and Nordic blue.  If you want to stick to the original, you will not be wrong with it.

If you are always on the go, a smaller notebook is recommended.

Leuchtturm1917 Dotted Hardcover Pocket Notebook
Leuchtturm1917 Dotted Hardcover Pocket Notebook

If a plain journal is not your type. You can always pick a notebook with a fancy cover.

"New York City" NYC Hardcover Notebook by Minimalism Art
Minimalism Art “New York City” Hardcover Notebook

2. Pencil and Eraser

You are going to make your journal looks gorgeous. You have amazing BuJo ideas in your mind, you are going to draw beautiful decorations for the spreads, and the layout is kind of complicated. It is wise to sketch it in pencil first and rub off any mistake.

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3. Pens

The ordinary black ink pen works okay. To up your bullet journaling game, we definitely need color pens. The one with glitter like these Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pens are even more awesome.

Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pen Set
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pen Set

4. Color Markers

We love this set of Sharpie Extra-Fine Pastel Paint Pen. The fine point tip glides smoothly on paper. It is great for writing, drawing lines, and doodling. It is fade-resistant on both light and dark surfaces.

Sharpie Extra-Fine Pastel Paint Pen
Sharpie Extra-Fine Pastel Paint Pen

5. Calligraphy Pens

Incorporate classy handwriting to your journal. Calligraphy pens with a flexible brush tip are great for different lettering and drawing techniques. We recommend Ohuhu Dual Tips Color Pens. Feature: (i) A brush tip perfect for calligraphy, coloring, shading, and blending, and (ii) A fine tip for smaller details.

Ohuhu Dual Tips Brush Fineliner Color Pens
Ohuhu Dual Tips Brush Fineliner Color Pens

6. Highlighters

To add a splash of color to your layout and mark any important things.

Stabilo Boss (Limited Edition) Pastel Highlighters
Stabilo Boss Mini Love Pastel Highlighters (Limited Edition)

7. Colored Pencils

More color options for your journal with this set of 48 colored pencils by ARTEZA.

ARTEZA Colored Pencils Set
ARTEZA Colored Pencils Set

8. Ruler

You will also need a ruler to draw straight lines, precise angles, and accurate spacing.

9. Washi Tapes

Washi tape is another must-have bullet journal supplies. It is colorful and versatile. You can use it for decorating, create borders, and mark pages.

2-in-1 Premium Washi Tape Set by Miss Pettigrew
Miss Pettigrew Premium 2-in-1 Washi Tape Set

10. Stickers

The easiest way to make your bullet journal pretty — add as many stickers as you want in it.

Watercolor Flower Stickers for Bullet Journal
Watercolor Flower Stickers for Bullet Journal

If you are not that into drawing, you can get some planner stickers to stick on your daily, weekly, and monthly spreads.

Vladi Creative Planner Stickers
Vladi Creative Planner Stickers

These mini round stickers are useful. You can use it as a bullet and to circle the important dates.

Erin Condren Colorful Circles Stickers Pack
Erin Condren Colorful Circles Stickers Pack

That’s the 10 things that you need to start bullet journaling. Have fun creating your own fabulous BuJo.

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