Simple Font Ideas for Your Bullet Journal

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Sometimes I look at other people’s bullet journals on Pinterest and Youtube and wonder how they have such beautiful bullet journals with fancy schmancy calligraphy. Then I look at my bullet journal with totally not fancy schmancy calligraphy and I’m just like… “How do they do that!?”. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who says that. So today, I will be showing you some fonts that don’t require fancy schmancy calligraphy talent but still look nice (and fancy). I’m not just gonna show you font ideas, I’m going to show you ways on how to change a font, so you could come up with your own font  ideas that work for you.

Let’s start with something really simple:


Every font has a certain line thickness. A personally think a font looks better if some parts of the letters are thicker than others. Like the first and second word in the picture. You may be wondering, “What part of the letter should be thickened?”, I personally like to thicken the downstrokes of each letter. A downstroke is when your pencil goes down while writing a word. You could also thicken the whole word like in word #3.

Get creative! You could thicken just the bottom of each letter. Or maybe instead of just making the thick parts of the letter plain old black, you could leave some space to color the thick parts in, like I did below:



Play around with how tall, short, wide your letter are. To make the letter seem more tall make them skinnier. The opposite goes for making the letter seem shorter, which is to make the letters wider. You could change the spacing between letters and make them really far apart or close together.


You can add little serifs (a line at the end of a stroke in a letter) to your letters too. You don’t have to stick to just boring lines and dots. You could add little hearts, leaves, flowers… instead.


You don’t have to write in a  font in your bullet journal to make it fancy. You could instead put little doodles around you word:

Examples: Leaves, droplets, lines, stars, flowers…


Or you could do something a little less fancy and fun, like putting the word in a box with a shadow or a banner.

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I hope this post helped you in anyway. If you have any font suggestions and tips, make sure to leave them, so other people could see them and… you know… learn from them and stuff.

Would you like to see more bullet journal related posts, like this?

Or would you rather see fall related posts?

Or cat related posts? I mean cat posts are the best!


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