The sheer number of bullet journal supplies is overwhelming. From basics like notebooks, pens and markers to fun extras like stencils, washi tape and stamp sets to organization for all the bujo things, it’s difficult to know where to start! So today I’m sharing a list of my favorite bullet journal supplies!
My Favorite Bullet Journal Supplies
I’ll be honest….
I went a little nuts on the supply purchase when I first started bullet journaling. After all, the fun and colorful supplies were part of the bullet journal experience that really resonated with me.
No surprise, but I was the kid in school who had an embellished Trapper Keeper, several different pencil bags filled with colorful markers, pens, stickers, and labels made with my Dymo Label Maker, etc. 😉
But after continued use and more than a year of bullet journaling, the following supplies stood the test of time. I used them over and over again, and they’ve survived frequent use, as well.
Here are my favorite bullet journal supplies!
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Leuchtturm 1917 Dotted Journal
The Leuchtturm 1917 Dotted Journal was the first journal I purchased specifically for bullet journaling, and it was an instant hit. I’m currently on my second one!
I love that the pages are dotted and not lined. I also like the quality of the cover and the pages. The pages are numbered, which is helpful. And bonus, there’s a pocket inside the back cover.
Plus, these journals come in a stunning selection of colors.
Grab your Leuchtturm 1917 Dotted Journal and bujo to your heart’s content!
If you’re new to bullet journaling, check out my post about getting started: How to Start Bullet Journaling.
Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens
The Staedtler Triplus Fineliners are my favorite colored pens for bullet journaling. I love them so much that I invested in the set of 36!
These pens don’t bleed through the pages of my bullet journal, and the large variety of colors means I can color code like a crazy woman!
I love the ultra fine tip, and they flow smoothly across the page whether I’m writing or coloring.
They’re also holding up to substantial use. I’ve had these for over a year, use them every single day, and am just now getting to the point where I feel like I need to replace a couple of the most used ones.
Get your set of Staedtler Triplus Fineliners here!
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Sakura Pigma Micron Pens
The black Sakura Pigma Micron Pens in size 01 are my go-to pens for basic bullet journaling.
They have a fine tip, flow very smoothly across the page, and don’t bleed through.
I use these pens a lot and go through them fairly quickly. The tips wear down and lose their fine quality, but I’m not going through them so quickly that I’m feeling frustrated with the expense or inconvenience.
They also come in a variety of nibs and are waterproof. The ink is also archival quality.
I love these pens!
Grab a set of Sakura Pigma Micron Pens here!
Zebra Mildliners are my favorite pens for highlighting and coloring large areas.
They don’t bleed through the page, but you can see some of the darker colors through the paper.
I like the colors available, and the feel of them against the page.
Plus, they look gorgeous gathered together in a pencil cup! The important things, right?! 😉
Zebra Mildliners have an angled tip and a fine tip. I rarely use the fine tip. To be honest, I often forget about it.
Grab your set of Zebra Mildliners here!
This is as basic as it gets in my list of favorite bullet journal supplies!
I always keep a pencil in my bujo bin, so that I can design my layouts and collections before drawing and coloring them in pen or marker.
Any pencil will do, but I often use Paper Mate Clearpoint mechanical pencils.
I like the way these pencils write and the eraser works well without leaving smudges behind. Plus, they come in fun colors and multi-packs, which is important when you have mechanical pencil pilferers (aka teenagers) hiding behind every corner. 😉
You can snag a set of Paper Mate Clearpoint Mechanical Pencils HERE!
I know other bullet journalers who swear by Palomino Blackwing 602 pencils, but I haven’t used them. They’re definitely on my wishlist!
Another basic favorite supply is a ruler.
Any ruler will work. I’m currently using a 12″ clear plastic one. It’s a little challenging, because ink from my markers and pens “stick” to it, then it rubs off on my other markers and pens and on the pages of my bullet journal.
That’s why this 6″ Westcott Stainless Steel ruler is on my wishlist.
There are so many stencils available that it’s mind boggling! As with most of the products in this post, we’ll stick with the basics.
A Circle Helix Stencil comes in hugely handy when trying to draw circles that actually look like circles (I am definitely NOT an artist). The inside piece spins while the outer piece stays in place.
This stencil is so helpful when creating nested circles, wheels, or anything that requires a circle!
Grab yours here: Circle Helix Stencil.
BUJO Supply Organizer
As far as organizing all of my favorite bullet journal supplies, I love this cosmetic organizer!
It has plenty of compartments to keep all of my supplies corralled and organized; although, I do have to add a jar for some of my taller writing utensils.
I love the color, and it has a convenient carry handle, so I can easily tote my favorite bullet journal supplies to whatever area I want to work.
These also come in several different color options.
Grab one here: mDesign Cosmetic Organizer and Caddy.
There’s also a different size that might work better for you: mDesign Under Sink Caddy.
Deciding to purchase bullet journaling “extras” is a little like opening Pandora’s Box….
There are thousands of extras and millions of varieties within each type.
But here are two of my favorites to get you started.
Check out a few of the things I’ve learned during my bullet journal journey here: 9 Things I Learned in My First Year of Bullet Journaling.
My favorite bullet journaling extras are stickers! I use them for decoration, to simplify layouts, and to save time.
A search on Amazon for “bullet journal stickers” returns some fun results.
I have (and love) these Me & My Big Ideas Planner Stickers.
This Home Sticker Tablet is in my cart right. now. So cute!
You can also search for “planner stickers” for more results and a greater variety of options.
Etsy is another great place to search for stickers for your bullet journal.
Washi tape is another fun and easy way to add some color and pattern to your bullet journal.
Again, a quick “Washi tape” search on Amazon returns tons of gorgeous and colorful results (excuse me for a minute while I load up my cart!).
This Primary Patterned Washi Tape set is definitely going in my cart.
Ooh, so are these American Crafts Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane Washi Tape Rolls!
Again Etsy is another great place to search for washi tape for your bullet journal.
My Favorite Bullet Journal Supplies
That completes my list of favorite bullet journal supplies!
I try to keep things simple when I’m bullet journaling. I stick with my basics and a few extras to keep my process easy and enjoyable and to avoid overwhelm.
It’s difficult to know where to start with bullet journal supplies but hopefully today’s post gave you a better idea of what you need and gave you a few ideas for fun extras.
Now, let’s go do some bujoing!
If you found today’s post helpful, you find enjoy these related posts:
- How I Stay Organized with Bullet Journaling
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- How to Prioritize Your To-Do List by Asking 5 Simple Questions
- Favorite Bullet Journal Layouts to Inspire You
What are your favorite bullet journal supplies? Let me know in the comments!
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