Also, I was wondering if you would do a post on everything you use for bullet journaling? I’m looking to expand my little collection of bullet journal stuff and would love to see what you use.Miriam
This post idea came from Miriam! She requested it on my last bullet journal post, and I thought it was an awesome idea! So, here it is! My Bullet Journal Essentials!
I have used more stuff than this in the past, and occassionally I still do. But overall, these are the things that I really love to use in my bullet journal.
I also recognize that these products are somewhat premium. I’m lucky to have friends and relatives gift them to me, and I’m really grateful for them! Even though the products are a little pricey though, they’re really good!
First up, the actual journal! The only notebook I have experience with is the generic ones from Michaels. I like it, though they recently went up on prices and down on number of pages. Still, it’s $7 for an almost 200 page journal! The paper is really good quality too.
Next, a good old #2 pencil and eraser. You can’t go wrong with the basics!
These are some of the best pens I’ve ever used! They seem to last a while for gel pens.
Fineliners are good to have too! I use Pigma Microns, which are pretty good. I can’t really compare them to anything else though.
I don’t know if I’d consider these essentials, but I do like using the Gellyroll gel pens! They’re awesome for adding little accents.
Out of everything, this is probably my #1! I absolutely love the Tombow Fudenoske brush pens! I like both the hard and soft tip, and goodness, these are great brush pens to use! I definitely recommend these.
The last thing on this list is markers! I have used and would recommend 3 different markers.
- Crayola markers! They’re very good for a budget journaler.
- Zebra Mildliners. A bit more expensive, but still relatively cheap. Great for highlighting things!
- Tombow Dual Brush pens. These are probably the most expensive bullet journal supply I use, but they sure are amazing! I couldn’t recommend them more if you feel comfortable spending $2-3 per marker.
Those are my essentials! Let me know what you like to use in your journals in the comments!
Anyway, now I’m going to share my spreads for April and May! I really like both of them.
I went with a mountain theme for April! It looks a little wonky, but I like it!
I like the habit page a lot! I love the background mountains. The mood page was a little rushed though, but I still like it.
Meals/media, and blogging page!
I decided to make a words written and pages read spread! I’m excited to see what it looks like at the end of the month, but it is a little tedious to do. Also, I technically am participating in Camp NaNo this year, but I don’t have a big goal. I literally haven’t written or read anything this weekend, so I’m not doing very well. (though, I’m writing this post now!)
May! I’ve been wanting to do a Star Wars themed spread for a while, and I thought May would be the perfect time because of Star Wars Day! I’m actually really happy with the title page!
May’s spreads look a little wonky because I made a lot of mistakes with it. I did that because I made a YouTube video about it! You can check it out here!
It’s very amateurish, but it literally took me 4 hours to make. Hehe.
The monthly overview…
Finally, I have habits and moods! I didn’t want to take up a lot of space for May’s spreads, so I decided to try them on the same page. Also, I didn’t really want to theme them to Star Wars.
Whew, I hope you enjoyed! Let me know what bullet journal/art supplies you like to use, and if you like Star Wars in the comments!
P.S. I have some things to tell you about in my next post! (or, idk, just sometime.) One of which…well, you may notice that I didn’t include a blog page in my March bullet journal. That was intentional and I’ll be sure to tell you all about it soon!