You're not that artistic, but you desperately want to make your bullet journal the most beautiful, creative, and amazing journal out there. I feel the same, and I needed to figure out a way to create titles, headers, and covers with brush lettering that looked like masterpieces. I found that there are many helpful lettering books that are easy-to-use for calligraphy! After trying out a few of these books, my lettering has become so much better and my spreads look amazing! 



Creating Beautiful Headers for Your Bullet Journal

By @Kellyro77

To begin, it is important to first have the right tools. I have included below some of my top pick's for bullet journal notebooks and pens.

I highly suggest these notebooks as they have thick 90-100gsm paper. In my experience, the ghosting has been minimal and working with markers, brush pens, and blending has been very great with these journals:


As for pens, to make creative lettering titles in your Bullet Journal, I recommend using brush tip pens. Why? They are soft and create a calligraphy look that is elegant and gorgeous. These are my suggestions for beginners based off colors, price, and beginner usability:

Step-by-Step Lettering Guidebooks for Beginners

Next, grab a book that is easy-to-follow and full of creative inspiration so you can practice lettering and learn differnet creative lettering styles!

By @cre8tivesun

1. Lettering and Modern Calligraphy


This small and affordable workbook is a great tool for lettering beginners. I purchased this book myself, and I was impressed by the variety of different font-styles and easy-to-follow step by step guides.


  • Five beatiful alphabet syles
  • Tutorials on upper and lower case letters
  • Detailed step-by-step instructions
  • 15 beautiful creative lettering projects

Get yours on Amazon.

1. Hand Lettering 101: An Introduction to the Art of Creative Lettering


The first book in lettering guru's, Chalkfuloflove, lettering series, this beginner workbook makes creating gorgeous calligraphy easy-peasy. My favorite thing about this boo? The hard cover, gold spiral, and quality smooth paper made working on my lettering a fun and enjoyable experience! You can keep this book forever and look back at your lettering projects.


  • Hardcover and gold spiral binding with corner protectors
  • Step-by-step instructions for creating differnet fonts and designs
  • Premium, thick paper
  • Alphabet worksheets
  • Creative Lettering worksheets

Get yours on

3. Lettering for Beginners: A Creative Lettering How to Guide With Alphabet Guides, Projects, and Pages

This workbook makes making gorgeous lettering fun and easy. It includes simple guides and tutorials for uppercase and lowercase fonts & designs.


  • Easy-to-follow lettering drills
  • Fun creative lettering projects
  • Pages for practice 

Get yours on

4. Creative Lettering and Beyond: Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand lettering your way to beautiful works of art

This book is more in depth with a variety of lettering designs and techniques because it is a collaboration of four profressional hand-letters. If you are looking to diversify the types of font-styles and lettering techniques in your skill-belt, then I recommend this awesome and helpful book.


  • Step-by-step inspirational lettering instruction
  • Learn how to apply lettering on mugs, calendars, linen, and more
  • Practice pages to apply your new lettering skills

Get yours on


I hope you find these books to be helpful towards designing your artistic bullet journal. For more tips and tricks on transforming your life through bullet journaling, please read more at The Bullet Journal Life Blog.


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1 comment "Brush-Lettering For Non-Artists | Easy-to-Follow Guide For Making Beautiful Bullet Journal Titles & Headers"

  • SP

    What BS and f’in clickbait. Written as a tutorial and then is basically all advertising for Amazon. Losers.

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