Even if a notebook and a pen are enough to start a bullet journal, many users own a large collection of supplies : pens, pencils, brush pens, washi tape, stickers…
When we decide we want a beautiful and aesthetic bullet journal, the first thing we do is searching for inspiration on social medias. Instagram and Pinterest are great for that : tons of pictures showing gorgeous spreads and lots of supplies. But supplies have a cost! So here’s a list of products for your bullet journal, all items being under 10$!
Please note that the prices indicated in this article are the ones in effect at the time that this post is written.
Black Sharpie Pens
Let’s start with an essential : a black pen! Sharpie pens bring you the same quality as Sharpie markers but without the bleed-through. Their fine tip deliver a quick-drying and smear proof ink.
Product : Sharpie Pens (fine point, black) / set of 2
Price : 4.19$
Staedtler Triplus Fineliners
If you want to add color to your pages, I highly recommend those pens. Staedtler Triplus Fineliners are good-quality products. The ink dries quickly and doesn’t bleed through paper. The 0.8 tip gives a line width of 0.3mm which is perfect to write and draw in a bullet journal.
Product : Triplus Fineliners (set of 10 pens)
Price : 9.89$
Crayola Supertips markers feature a versatile tip that draws both thick and thin lines. They come in a lot of colors for a very reasonable price! The Crayola Supertips markers don’t bleed through paper and are perfect to add color in your bullet journal or to create nice hand-lettering!
Product : Supertips markers (set of 20)
Price : 4.89$
Pilot FriXion Highlighters
Another way to add colors in your bullet journal is to use highlighters. Frixion highlighters are erasable! Isn’t this great? Simply use the rubber eraser tip at the top of the highlighter to make the ink disappear! This set features nice and soft colors.
Product : FriXion Highlighters Soft Colors (set of 6)
Price : 6.61$
The Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen is perfect for calligraphy. Its flexible brush tip can create extra-fine medium strokes. The water-based ink doesn’t bleed through paper. It takes a little bit of training to master calligraphy with this pen, but the tip and the ink are great!
Product : Fudenosuke Brush Pen
Price : 4.70$
Self-adhesive pen loop
Carry your favorite pen with your notebook thanks to this pen holder. Simply stick it to the notebook’s cover. The elastic ring stretches to accommodate most pens. The set includes 5 pieces in different colors.
Product : self-adhesive leather pen loops (multicolor 5 pcs)
Price : 7.99$
Days of the week washi tape
This washi tape is awesome! If you’re in a rush or just want to have nice date headers with a minimal effort, this is what you need!
Price : 3.60$
Bullet journal stencils
Another item you need if you want to personalize your bullet journal but don’t want to spend hours on it : stencils! This set includes various shapes and icons to create nice layouts for your spreads. Their size allow you to keep them in your A5 notebook!
Product : 20 pieces plastic stencils
Price : 8.99$
Helix and angle circle maker
This tool allows you to draw perfect circles in your bullet journal. Circular trackers and layouts are very popular and very aesthetic and this protractor will be a great help to easily create them.
Product : Helix and angle circle maker
Price : 3.19$
Bullet journal Stickers
Stickers are great if you want a beautiful bullet journal without spending hours decorating it. There are stickers for absolutely everything : calendars, trackers, days of the week, months, shapes, icons… and Etsy is full of talented artist selling gorgeous stickers for an affordable price.
Price : less than 10$
Let me know if you’ve got any other bullet journal essentials that cost less than 10$!
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