I think you can find many ways to spruce up your bullet journal. But if you asked me where to start, I would suggest you improve your bullet journal lettering. It’s my favorite way to add some wow factor to a plain bullet journal.

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Assuming you’re super new to bullet journal world, I bet you feel completely intimidated. At least I was. I thought how on heck I’ll be able to do any type of lettering if my own handwriting sucks.
Luckily, I found 7 ways to level up bullet journal lettering.


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7 Ways To Make Your Bullet Journal Lettering Look Like A Pro (Even If You’re A Beginner)


I. Stickers

It’s one of the simplest ways. If you want to have a beautiful bullet journal, but learning hand-lettering isn’t your thing, you can find many stickers on Etsy. Even more, you can design your own sticker sheet. My favorites are foiled month & weekday shaped planner stickers from Anavia’s Rainbow:

You can find them on Etsy (here & here).

II. Stamps

All you need is acrylic block, ink, and a set of stamps. You peel off the stamp, put it on a block and put the stamp on the ink. Easy, peasy. Take the stamp test to see if it works out.

This alphabet stamp set is from Artsy Crafty Emporium. You can get them here.

III. Stencils

Stencils make bullet journaling easier. I really love alphabet stencils from Jaydens Apple. You can choose between sans serif alphabet ,capital letters , and script letters.

IV. Tracing

It’s a favorite trick of all bullet journal newbies. I use Tracer! Lightbox app (available for Android – I’m pretty sure that you can find a similar app on your iPhone). I love this app enables me to block the screen. It’s very convenient.


V. Skillshare

If you’re an alphabet freak, and you spend all your money on pens and brushes, probably you want to learn hand-lettering. You can find a ton of hand-lettering classes on Skillshare.


My favorite classes are:

1. Hand Lettering: 4 Easy Steps to Modern Calligraphy

2. The Golden Secrets of Hand-Lettering: Create the Perfect Postcard

3. Brush Lettering for Beginners: How to Get Started the Best Way for Success

Enroll with this link and earn 2 free months of Skillshare Premium.

VI. YouTube

I would mention only 1 channel: How To Hand Letter. It’s my go-to for easy hand-lettering tutorials, tips, and tricks.


VII. Books

I recently bought “Creative Lettering and Beyond. Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand lettering your way to beautiful works of art” . This book is a great intro to how to hand letter. I think all tips and tricks, how to form the letters, are super useful. It’s also a kind of workbook because you have a plenty of space to practice.


I created my hand-lettering book wishlist:

1. “Lettering and Modern Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Guide: Learn Hand Lettering and Brush Lettering”

2. “Hand Lettering 101”

3. “The Joy of Lettering: A creative exploration of contemporary hand lettering, typography & illustrated typeface”

I can’t wait to have them all.

This is it- 7 ways to spruce up your bullet journal lettering. Have fun and remember that practice makes a progress. Trust me – you’ll be a lettering expert soon.

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