I love to journal, what makes it even better is when I can journal while I bible study. Even better when my bible is a journaling bible. If you like to get crafty with journaling like me then you know the joy of going to the craft store and picking up things for it. I love going through the dollar bins at craft stores and seeing what I can dig up. To my surprise I always find 20 dollars worth of journaling supplies that I can use for not only bible studies but for journaling in general.
Now understand this you don’t need these things to dig into his word nor need these things to journal at all period, but it is a fun way to let your creativity out. It is a fun and awesome way to praise Him what you learned if you bible study/journal this way. There are a lot of inspirations on Pinterest and Instagram but absolutely know that you don’t need fancy things to study and journal.
I really enjoy washi tap! I have a whole box just for them. If you don’t know what washi tape is, it is a type of tape that is highly decorative and made from fibers of various types of bark. It is smoother and majority of washi tape is inexpensive. Washi tape can be used in different ways for journaling. I use it by bookmarking pages, wrapping the tape on the boarder of a page, and to separate the header from the writing. I have seen a lot of people make intricate things with washi tape, although I am not that skilled and don’t have the need to do that.
I love using sticky notes while I am journaling for almost anything. If you could see my bibles, journals, and mirror would would probably think I either love taking notes or love having an insane amount of sticky notes. Using sticky notes helps in various ways. To add to something you previously wrote, to use it as a reminder, or to use it as inspiration. I use them specifically to add a thought to something resonate with, something I learned, and a handy reminder. My bible is filled with sticky notes same with my journals for different things.
Paper clips come in handy! They not only help you book mark a place you may want to revisit but to hold important notes in place. I use a lot of stick notes, index cards, and scraps of paper. While just sliding it in the journal or bible is easy they often fall out or tear. I invested in some gold painted paper clips found at the local dollar store and some really neat paper clips for agendas, journaling, and office supplies at my local craft store. They help me book mark and keep track of my thoughts and note.
Get your inner three-year old out and get some stickers. There are so many variety of stickers for journaling, bible studies, planning and other forms of it. They have themed adult stickers depending on what the purpose you are looking for. I like the brand Create 365 and Happy Planner because they have a small variety of themed stickers for different areas like faith, planner, organization and more. They actually come in handy for my blogging when I pre write my posts on paper.
While I love organization planning stickers I love to use regular stickers as well, letters too to make cool journaling art!
Obviously you can get yourself some good quality pens and makers. I like Papermate InkJoy Gel pens the most. They write smoothly in both my journal and my bibles (which are thinned page). They do bleed a tad bit in my bible but not to the point where it shows up on the next page, however they are great on paper. For markers I like using pastel colors and fine liner pens, they are great for bullet journaling and artistically vamping up your day planner.
Well that is only part of some of the cool crafty things you can get for journaling about anything. Keep in mind you don’t need these things to write good, they are just for fun! You also don’t need expensive things like the gel pens, I also you a pack of my favorite pens I got at the dollar store! One thing though is the washi tape from the dollar store isn’t of best quality and doesn’t stick as good compared to the ones at Joann’s and Micheal’s. Hobby Lobby has really good selection on a bunch of the things I listed.
Any who happy journaling!