Cheap Bullet Journal Supplies & Ideas That Are Still Cute!
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Cheap Bullet Journal Supplies & Ideas That Are Still Cute!

Start your Bullet Journal  on a budget you can afford. 

Over 30 cheap Bullet Journal supplies that will allow you to  keep hold of your hard-earned cash. 

You’ll wish you discovered these cute accessories before!

There are plenty of cheap journaling supplies out there, but it is essential to make sure that we get the best quality possible, even at a low cost, when spending our hard-earned money.

I have found that writing my ideas and plans is a great way to keep myself motivated. Bullet journaling is a beautiful way to get a lot of content in a small space.

I want to share some of the great products I have found over the years to save you a little time when it comes to discovering the best, cheapest options for bullet journaling, including books and accessories.

I am a bit of a paper and pen collector, so I find myself looking for brands and products that will last for me.

I want to help you save money.

In this post, I have included some genuinely affordable options along with all the accessories that I think you will find useful on your journaling journey so you can get what you need without having to raid your local dollar store.

Cheap Bullet Journal Supplies & Ideas That Are Still Cute!

There are multiple ways to accentuate your journal pages that are both easily affordable and cute.

Below are my top favorite picks for each section, along with links and details about each product.

It was hard to narrow it down from all the great options out there, but these brands and sites provide fantastic products.


Here are 30+ cheap bullet journal supplies that will help you to BoJo on a budget:

Cheap Notebooks for Bullet Journaling

Delfonics Rollbahn Slim B5 Notebook

Cost: $7
Size: 18.2 x 25.7cm
Page Count: 64

Features: This is a great slim notebook for keeping on you for day-to-day bullet point goals and notes. This side staple format has a grid ruling (5mm x 5mm) on off-white pages and a splash-proof cover. Milligram has a series of excellent Rollbahn notebooks in various sizes.

Available on Millgram

Decomposition Book Kittens In Space Pocket Spiral Notebook

Decomposition Book
Kittens In Space Pocket Spiral Notebook

Cost: $8.00
Size: 10 x 15cm
Page Count: 120

Features: A gorgeous little pocketbook that is part of a Decomposition Book series of whimsical notebook covers. This is a great eco-friendly journal with unbleached white paper and soy ink that is 100% recycled. It is chlorine-free and made in the USA.

Available on Milligram

Kraft Notebook Neon green A5

Kraft Notebook Neon green A5

Cost: $5.23
Size: 212 x 152 mm
Page Count: Not listed

Features: These adorable notebooks are just over $5 and have some great features. With ruled pages, spiral spine, and an elastic band closure. They are convenient with plenty of space for personalizing.

Available on Paperchase

JBWelly A5 WellyBook

JBWelly A5 WellyBook

Cost: $6.00
Size: 148mm x 210mm
Page Count: 48

Features: I adore these beautiful little slim notebooks. The series each has a unique flower picture on the front. They are colorful, cheerful, and the lined pages are great for writing out lists and ideas. The pages are all numbered, and this is another eco-friendly brand with sustainably sourced, acid-free paper products.

Available on JB Welly

Michael Roger Press Pocket notebook - Humpback Whales

Michael Roger Press Pocket notebook – Humpback Whales

Cost: $5.00
Size: 4 x 6.25 inches
Page Count: 80

Features: This fun spiral notebook comes from a great site that I highly recommend for pens, accessories, and all their sizes of notebooks. With a fun cover and made of recycled material, this is a fantastic little lined notebook for your goals, recipes, or thoughts.

Available on Jenni Bick

Cheap Pens, Markers, and Pencils for Bullet Journaling

Pilot FriXion Ball Erasable Gel Ink Pen

Pilot FriXion Ball Erasable Gel Ink Pen

Cost: $6.99
Size: 2 pack

Features: Great for altering daily lists, these thermo-sensitive ink gel pens write smoothly and are erasable so you can repeatedly use the same page.

Available on Joan

Sencoo Gel Pens

Cost: $6.99
Size: 12 pack of 0.5 mm

Features: I love animal-themed pens, and these adorable cat-capped black gel pens are too cute for words. They are a cheap way to add a dash of kawaii to your journaling.

Available on Amazon

Stabilo Pen 68 Wallet

Stabilo Pen 68 Wallet

Cost: $8.99
Size: 6 color set

Features: A set of bright colors with black, blue, red, yellow, green, and brown. The tip is solid and creates great lines.

Available on Joann

Uchida of America 4800-C-1 Le Pen Flex, Black

Uchida Le Pen

Cost: $1.95
Size: single pen

Features: One of my favorite colored pen brands. These fine point tipped colored pens are one of my favorite brands. They come in gorgeous, vibrant colors. It is a little costly if you want a whole set, but well worth the price to get that one color you want to have for your journal.

Available on Amazon

Zebra Mildliner Highlighter Pens

Cost: $2.20
Size: 1 pen

Features: These pens are double-sided with a ballpoint and a felt-tip to allow for colorful writing and highlighting. The colors are a beautiful soft rainbow of options.

Available on Jenni Brick

Aen Art Dual-Ended Brush Pens

Aen Art Dual-Ended Brush Pens

Cost: $8.49
Size: 18 pack

Features: These are some brilliant double-ended brush pens. They have standard colors like black, brown, red, and more luscious colors like deep purple and turquoise. They have very fine-tipped points on one end and then a thick brush on the other.

Available on Amazon

Crayola Colored Pencils

Crayola Colored Pencils

Cost: $5.99
Size: 36 colors

Features: Crayola is a household name for a reason. They are cheap, quality, and can get them pretty much anywhere from grocery stores to any online art store.

Available on Amazon

Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils

Paper Mate Mechanical Pencils

Cost: $5.89
Size: 20 pack of #2 pencils

Features: This is a solid brand that is always affordable. These mechanical pencils are my go-to whenever I need to purchase more.

Available on Amazon

PaperChase Pastel Mechanical Pencils

PaperChase Pastel Mechanical Pencils

Cost: $5.89
Size: 5 pack

Features: These are beautiful pastel-colored mechanical pencils

Available on Paperchase

Cheap Stickers

Pipsticks Adventure Stickers

Pipsticks Adventure Stickers

Cost: $4.95
Size: 3 x 7 inches sheet

Features: Pipsticks has some amazing sticker sets, and I could not possibly list all of them, but this set is full of positive messages.

Available on Papersource

Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Puffy Stickers Good Stuff

Heidi Swapp Journal Studio Puffy Stickers Good Stuff

Cost: $4.99

Features: Puffy stickers are cute and add great accents to your notes, bullet points, and thoughts. There are 61 positive message stickers in this pack.

Available on Joann

Vladi Creative Essential Planner Accessories

Vladi Creative Essential Planner Accessories

Cost: $7.95
Size: 12 sheets with 632 stickers

Features: These are themed for planning birthdays and yearly holidays. With over 600 stickers, there is one for any bullet journal need. They are crisp, clean, colorful, and incredibly affordable.

Available on Amazon

PaperChase Unicorn slim stickers

PaperChase Unicorn slim stickers

Cost: $1.64
Size: 75 x 185 mm sheet with 36 stickers

Features: There are some amazing sticker sets from PaperChase. I like to use them to brighten up my notebook entries. This unicorn set works great to check-off items on my lists of goals as I achieve them. Add a little whimsy to your bullet journaling.

Available on Paperchase

Affordable Stencils for BuJo

Ch Haicheng Journaling Stencil Set

Ch Haicheng Journaling Stencil Set

Cost: $8.99
Size: 4 x 7 inches with over 20 stencil pages

Features: Every possible stencil you could need for journaling is included with this set. It includes but is not limited to boxes, banners, geometric shapes, encouraging words, and the alphabet. I love this set and use it for a lot of my other crafts as well.

Available on Amazon

Washi Tape

Decorative washi tape is a great way to separate sections if you write multiple ideas in one page.

I prefer mini washi tape, but there are various sizes that you can use. Joann Fabrics has some of the cheapest washi tape sets with most of them, including multiple complementary patterns and colors. Below are my favorite washi tape brands.

The Happy Planner Mini Washi Tape Black & White (set of 10 patterns)

The Happy Planner
Mini Washi Tape Black & White (set of 10 patterns)

Cost: $5.99
Size: 3mm x 6.56 yards

Features: Multiple black and white designs with dots, stripes, hearts, and geometric shapes make this a beautiful set.

Available on Joann

 

Agutape Washi Tape Set

Agutape Washi Tape Set

Cost: $8.99
Size: 3mm with 5 meters of tape per roll

Features: 48 individual roll patterns with a whole rainbow of colors and patterns means that this one set will keep your bullet journaling in business for months.

Available on Amazon

PaperMart Glitter Washi Tape

PaperMart Glitter Washi Tape

Cost: $1.34
Size: 9/16 inches by 5 yards

Features: If you love glitter, then these adorable washi tape colors are perfect. The bold colors come in shimmering gold, silver, blue, pink, purple, and yellow.

Available on Papermart

Park Lane Washi Tapes Winter

Park Lane Washi Tapes Winter

Cost: $5.49
Size: 0.6 inches by 10 yards

Features: This three-pack of washi tape is winter themed, and Park Lane has several other sets with seasonal themes though this one is my favorite. Cool blues and deep purples are mixed into three unique designs (flower, stripes, and snowflakes). At only $1.83 per roll, they are a steal!

Available on Joann

PaperMart Stripe & Chevron Patterned Washi Tape

PaperMart Stripe & Chevron Patterned Washi Tape

Cost: $1.34 – $1.88
Size: 9/16 inches by 10 yards

Features: I highly recommend all of the PaperMart Washi tapes. These are stripe and chevron-shaped, which make for great divider lines. They are cheap, look fantastic, and work great to liven up your journal pages.

Available on Papermart

Additional Inexpensive Bullet Journal Supplies

These additional supplies are unnecessary, but they can come in handy depending on how organized and precise you like your content.

I enjoy very straight lines and keeping all of my supplies where they are easy to find when I need them. Below are my number one favorites for each item.

They may not all be the absolute cheapest, but they are all affordable, and I have found that they work great!

Heidi Swapp - Memory Planner Alpha Ruler

Heidi Swapp – Memory Planner Alpha Ruler

Cost: $7.99
Size: 6 inches

Features: I love this ruler because it comes with a stencil alphabet and geometric shapes built into the body to use it for numbering lists and adding accents. It is 6 inches, so it fits perfectly in smaller notebooks and pocketbooks.

Available on Joann

LoveMaude Elastic Journal Bookmark

LoveMaude Elastic Journal Bookmark

Cost: $11.20

Features: There are some truly stunning bookmarks on Etsy, but LoveMaude has some of my favorites. These custom flower bookmarks are felt and elastic pieces that look beautiful and work great on notebooks of all sizes.

Available on Etsy

Diodrio Adjustable Pen Sleeve Pouch

Cost: $10.85

Size: Fits notebooks 8 to 11 inches in size

Features: This can hold up to three pens with a ruler. It looks classy with the main sleeve being PU leather, and the elastic band is a matching charcoal black. This is best used with hardcover notebooks.

Available on Amazon

Cavallini Vintage Pencil Pouch

Cost: $12.95

Size: 4 x 9 inches

Features: My all-time favorite travel bag for pens, pencils, etc. is this adorable fabric pouch. There are several patterns showing images from the Cavallini archives, and I love them all. It has a lined interior with a leather zipper pull.

Available on Jenni Bick

Binder Clips

I have a real soft spot for binder clips, and the more adorable, the better. Etsy has some genuinely great shops with one-of-a-kind kawaii binder clips to add a little attitude to your journal. I’ve listed my three favorite shops and products below.

VenusGirlStudio - Tassel Binder Clip

VenusGirlStudio – Tassel Binder Clip

Cost: $3.00

Features: I love the length of these tassels and the color choices. There are four colors (Black, Gray, Taupe, and Deep Orchid). Such a lovely little accent to add to any notebook.

Available on Etsy

StationaryForever - Metal Flower Clip

StationaryForever – Metal Flower Clip

Cost: $6.14

Features: These are a little more pricey but still affordable, and well worth the money. They have gorgeous metal flowers. Each one has two flowers of contrasting colors at the top of the paperclip. Grow a garden of these cute little clips in your favorite planner. They come in black, blue, pink, and white.

Available on Etsy

InsideMyNest - Carrot and Radish Clip

InsideMyNest – Carrot and Radish Clip

Cost: $4.03

Features: These are the cutest vegetable inspired clips you will ever find! Fantastic for bookmarking your favorite bullet journal recipes.

Available on Etsy

Cheap Bullet Journal Supplies Under $5

Whenever I want to stock up on journal supplies, I go for the cheap, but quality options that allow me to get bulk pens, papers, and stickers with the least extra costs like shipping and tax.

Buying one large order from a trusted online retailer saves me money in the long run, but I can also keep the price down by choosing options on the low end of the cost spectrum.

Below are my picks for journaling supplies under five dollars. These are great if you are just getting started, and want to dip your toes in without spending a lot of your money.

You can get a whole kit for $5 or under if you shop in the right place (e.g., gel pen, washi tape, and a journal).

Amazon is probably the best place to go. I have bought the following items, and they are all under five bucks, but make for excellent bullet journaling supplies.

Hulytraat - Dot Grid Spiral Notebooks

Hulytraat – Dot Grid Spiral Notebooks

Cost: $4.95
Size: 5.5 x 8.25 Inches A5

Features: This is a two-pack of spiral-bound notebooks with 80 dotted pages.

Available on Amazon

Yalis - Journal Stencil Plastic Planner Set for Notebook

Yalis – Journal Stencil Plastic Planner Set for Notebook

Cost: $4.99
Size: 4 x 7 inches

Features: These 12 journal stencils will cover pretty much any subject, list, or theme you have in mind.

Available on Amazon

Crayola - Color Changing Pens

Crayola – Color Changing Pens

Cost: $4.79
Size: 8 count

Features: These are great for highlighting certain page lines. I enjoy the color changing effect and how it makes the words pop off the page. They are a handy tool.

Available on Amazon

FAQ

Where is the cheapest place to buy bullet journal supplies?

Both Michaels and Joann Fabrics have excellent choices of cheap, quality journal supplies if you want to go in person to pick out your stickers, books, or writing utensils.

You can also sometimes find great journaling accessories at Five Below or your local Dollar Tree.

What is the cheapest place online to buy bullet journal supplies?

The number one site for cheap journal supplies will be Amazon if you have a Prime membership.

This is because most of the brands available on other stationary specific sites will be listed on Amazon as well, but with the bonus of free shipping.

I love finding ways to cut costs, and leaving out extra for shipping while getting guaranteed two-day arrival for most journal supplies is a great deal.

For stationary specific online shopping, I recommend hopping over to paperchase.com, where there are some great deals on accessories and a wide variety of notebooks for all occasions.

There are a few other online retailers that I use for affordable journal supplies, including the following.

The great thing is that most of these sites have affordable and more expensive options, so when you feel like splurging in the future, you will already know which brands you can rely on to provide fantastic products.

Which apps can I use to buy bullet journal supplies?

Wish.com is a great place to find cheap but quality pens, journals, and accessories. You can even get lightning deals where a good bullet journal is less than $1, including shipping.

The Amazon app is another place to find great deals.

Most of the sites listed under the previous question will have apps related to them that offer discounts and exclusive deals to save you even more cash.

Conclusion

Whether you are brand new to bullet journaling or have been doing it for years and are only looking for a cheap way to add to your existing supplies, these brands and sites offer great deals.

There is an almost unlimited number of accessories and ways you can go about personalizing your entries.

The products I have shared are the favorite that I could get at a money-saving discount thanks to hours of searching through all of the alternatives.

I hope you were able to find them as useful as I did. Happy journaling!

Hi, I'm Liz Holmes. A full-time blogger and entrepreneur.

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