Using different fonts in your bullet journal is a fun way to make any spread really stand out!
By mixing up your bullet journal fonts, you can easily add interest and creativity to a weekly, monthly or daily spread. Let’s face it, we don’t always have time for doodles or drawings. Or sometimes we just can’t spare the space – right? Why not try some fun lettering instead?!
Supplies I used in this post:
Faber-Castell Pitt Artists Pens (the S And XS sized nibs are perfect for outlining anything and everything).
Tips for before you start:
Use the dots – If your journal comes with pre-printed grid dots then use them as a guide for your lettering. This is an easy way to make sure your letters are uniform (if that’s the look you’re going for of course!).
Sketch your word/s out in pencil first – If you’re not quite sure about spacing or layout then it’s a good idea to jot your layout down in pencil to start with. That way it’s easy to make an adjustment.
Add colour – Colour is a great way to make your lettering stand out. Use a combination of black fine liner and colour to add extra contrast.
Combine font elements to create your own style – Think of these ideas as a starting point to develop your own font! Try adding shadows, serifs, stars or hearts to any kind of writing.
Mix different fonts – If you’ve got a main title and a sub-title, why not use different fonts for each one? It’s a great way to add some extra interest to your lettering.
Tall and narrow lettering (Monday)
If you’re unsure about fancy lettering then start with simple, clean lines! Use the dots or lines in your notebook as a guide and make each letter tall and narrow.
Short and wide lettering (Tuesday)
Using the dots as a guide again, stretch out your letters but keep them short.
Serif font (Wednesday)
A serif is a small line or stroke added to the end of a larger stroke of a letter. It’s a really simple style that looks sophisticated. Use the simple serif alphabet cheat sheet below to help you!
Overlapping lettering (Thursday)
This font is great for when you’re short on space. Simply overlap each letter with the next. Works best with a basic lettering style.
Star Font (Friday)
Draw little stars at the ends of your letters for this font. Then just add some colour and you’re done!
Heart lettering (Saturday)
Perfect for a February spread – add small hearts to the ends of your letters. This would work well with a brush lettering font too.
Curly Font (Sunday)
Doodle in curls or small spirals at the ends of each letter.
Outlined lettering (January)
Write out your word/s and then outline each letter with a different colour. Or try the opposite – write out your word in a different colour and outline in black fine liner.
Rune style lettering (February)
This rune font is really easy to do and looks so quirky! Follow the guide below if you need some help.
Basic script font (March)
A script font is basically a handwritten style, so for this one, try out your best joined up/slanted handwriting. Looks great as part of a box in your bullet journal.
Mixed lettering (uppercase and lowercase) (April)
Alternate between capitals and small letters. You could use any style font for this but I just used a basic one in the example.
Floral Font Filled Block Lettering (May)
Sketch out block letters in pencil add in your flower doodles. Draw as many flowers or leaves as you like!
If you want to try out more flower doodles then have a look at my post ‘Flower Doodles That Are Quick, Easy and Beautiful’.
Semicircle lettering (June)
Each letter has a semicircle pattern running along one edge for this font style. It looks pretty and is so easy to copy.
Swirly font (July)
For all of the letters with long tails (j, g, p, q, y, h, l…etc), curve them around the word for a fancy swirly font.
Arrow lettering (August)
For this style, turn each letter into an arrow by adding a point and feathers at either end.
Tall and thin + thicker downstrokes (September)
Write out your word and add extra lines to any downstrokes. Outline in another colour.
Half block Lettering (October)
Not full block lettering but still enough to look bold! Use the alphabet cheat sheet below to help you. Try colouring in the blocks to make them stand out.
Shadow lettering (November)
Although this font is a little trickier, it’s really fun! Use the cheat sheet below to help you with placing the shadows.
Christmas light lettering (December)
For this one, just add in a string of Christmas lights looped around any tall letters. Colour in for extra Christmas cheer!
I hope you enjoyed these bullet journal fonts! Try them for yourself or use some components to create your own styles.
If you’re interested in learning faux calligraphy, then you might enjoy my post ‘Easy Faux Calligraphy That Everyone Can Do!’.