When you first start a Bullet Journal, the fear of making a mistake in your pristine new journal is very real. So real in fact, that it can be a major factor in putting off starting your journal altogether!
My best advice is to just try to let go of perfectionism. Accept that you inevitably will make mistakes, as do all bullet journallers, even the super amazing ones that fill your Instagram feed.
However, while you don’t need any specific or fancy supplies to start a bullet journal, if you’re looking for tools and supplies that will help you create pages you’re proud of, then check out the best bullet journal supplies below.
In order to combat overwhelm, I have only selected one product from each category, but of course there are other alternatives.
A black fineliner Pen
Pilot G2 Premium Gel Ink Pen features a comfortable rubber grip, and is available in ultra fine, extra fine, fine, and bold point. It is the ultimate every day writing pen for your Bullet Journal entires. They are also available in a wise range of colors, perfect for decorating your pages and adding doodles.
Calligraphy pens for titles
This set of 8 calligraphy brush pens is perfect for beginners. It contains a wide range of brushes without breaking the bank, so you can experiment and improve your titles and calligraphy lettering on budget.
The ink is also quick drying which will minimise smudges and mistakes in your bujo.
I love these pastel highlighters for adding a splash of color to my bujo without being too bright to overpower any writing. They are ideal for coloring in small sections of background or creating lettering that can be outlined with a black fineliner.
White WRITING pen
These white gel pens are ideal for writing on colored papers or pages that have been colored in with pencils. The smooth writing quality makes it effortless.
This bumper set of 1360+ unique stickers is perfect for beginners or those who don’t want to hand draw everything in their bullet journal. The 14 sheets of sticker include motivalational phrases, title prompts and decorative stickers that will blend in seamlessly with hand written elements of your journal pages.
This set of 10 washi tapes from Glaitc comes in a range of sizes from 10mm, 15mm, 20mm and is ideal for creating sections or framing pages within your bujo. Of course many variations on color and style are also available, but this super cute pink set caught my eye. It’s also an affordable price so won’t break the bank for beginners
This glue tape is mess free and ideal for sticking in paper and scrapbooking elements into your bullet journal. I have found that this product works much better than some similar items on the market and is quick and easy to use.
Make mistakes easier to bear rather than ruining the whole of your spread. This correction tape makes it easy to cover up small mistakes in a mess free manner.
Colored Felt Tips
These bumper double pack of felt tips is exclusive to Amazon and features one set of pastel fine tip (0.7mm) and a multicolor bold tip (1mm) pack. Both packs are ideal for lettering or decoration in your bullet journal. One of the reasons they are so popular with bujo lovers is that the ink does not bleed though the paper.
Which supplies will you buy for your bujo?
Finally, there is no way you need to spend a lot of money on fancy supplies for your bullet journal. Nor is there the need to buy everything on this list in one go. Start with one or two supplies you like the look of and go from there.
Remember, it’s your journal and your rules!