Bullet Journal Essentials for Bujo Addicts

3 Leuchtturm notebooks

In today’s article, I wanted to share with you a few of my essential supplies for Bullet Journaling. I’ve been crazy about the stationery items I’ll be presenting and I’m so excited to share them with you!

My favorite journals

As many raving fans, I am a convert to the Leuchtturm1917 journals. My favorites are dot grid A5 with hard cover. They hold up well, come with an index and numbered pages as well as 2 ribbon bookmarks. They seem to be made for Bullet Journaling! I just cannot live without my trusted notebook of choice.

I like to decorate my journals with vinyl stickers, as you can see on the picture at the top of the page. I create those stickers with my Silhouette Cameo machine, but you can also find nice ones on Etsy.

My favorite pens

Any Bullet Journalist is fond of great pens. My pen of choice is a Pilot Metropolitan, assorted with the color of my notebook as they come in such a great variety of colors, and Noodler’s Ink Heart Of Darkness, a very black, waterproof ink. I also have a few other Metropolitans loaded with colorful inks to create my headlines on collections or on my dailies.

If you are unsure about fountain pens but would like to give them a try without breaking the bank, I suggest you try a JinHao pen. Those are very affordable and great writers. I am sure you will enjoy writing with these and might want to breach out to nicer pens afterwards.

Fountain pen collection
My fountain pens collection, Parker, Daiso, Metropolitans and Jinhao

To draw boxes or dividers, I like to use a felt tip black pen in a fine nib such as the Faber Castel Pitt Artists Pen in S. I also like to draw my designs with a mechanical pencil before drawing in ink. For anything colorful, I use the Tombow Dual Brush Pen (for fancy headers), Zebra Mildliners pastel highlighters (they have a great grey highlighter which is to die for) and of course, the famous Staedtler Fineliners in every possible color ever created.

Pen case with Steadlers Fineliner
Staedlers pens in metal tin pen case

My favorite accessories

To keep track of my daily page, I like to use colorful magnetic bookmarkss. They hold up great and don’t get destroyed if I throw my journal in my bag, as would those fancy clips girls are using in their planners these days. Here are a few bookmarks and clips I like to use :

Magnetic bookmarks and a gold clip

I like to use a folding ruler that I can throw in my travel case. It is much more portable than 30 cm. rulers, just half the size. I use a basic rubber eraser, a fast drying liquid corrector pen to mask any mistakes and mini scissors to add pictures printed with my Canon Selphy.

I have a shameless passion for washi tape and my collection is ever growing. A trip to Michael’s always involve washi. They are great to decorate any page and have quickly become one of my essentials. I also like to use planner stickers, fun stamps and clippings from pattern paper.

Bullet Journal Daily Page
Dailies with washi tape accents, stamps, planner stickers and punched pattern paper

You’ve seen previously my metal tin pen case, but I also use a passport case as a travel case for my planning accessories. This is a very affordable case that you can also use as a pen case since there’s a zippered pouch at the bottom.

Passport case
My travel case for essentials

The last thing I like to use is paper flags and plastic tabs to identify certain spreads in my journal as you can see in the picture below. This makes for quick access to my most used spreads. You can also see my pen loop on this picture.

Notebook tabs
Notebook tabs created with Post-it tabs

So there you have it, my favorite stationery items for Bullet Journaling! Every link on this page allows you to buy the supplies. I will get a small commission if you decide to buy them from my link, but there is no extra cost for you.

If you want to know more about my Bullet Journaling process, check out these articles :

My secret weapon to productivity : the Bullet Journal

Getting Things Done in the Bullet Journal

4 steps to plan your weeks in the Bullet Journal


Let me know in the comments what your favorite Bullet Journal supplies are!

See you next Tuesday!

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