20 Bullet Journal Font Styles You Can Easily Learn

Embellish your bullet journal with these various font styles. These are easy fonts. So don’t worry if you’re not an artist.

bullet journal font styles

Bullet journaling is all about writing and doodling by hand into a notebook.

We have seen how pretty bullet journals can be – it can definitely keep your mind preoccupied. But what if your handwriting just seems too plain for bullet journaling?

If so, there is no need to worry. You can easily spice up your handwriting by trying out different fonts!

You do not need to be an artist to master a few fonts! There are many handwritten fonts that you can easily master.

One tip before you start? Always start off with a pencil before going straight with something more permanent like a pen. Using a pencil and making a draft first will give you a chance to decide on the right size and composition of what you are writing on the page.

That being said, here are 20 examples of the easiest bullet journal font styles. Enjoy!

1. Cursive

Cursive is a popular bullet journal font. It looks elegant and a thinner version of the usual calligraphy fonts you see around you. It’s usually used as headers or dividers in a bullet journal page.

Give this elegant classic a try and you’ll see that it’s very easy to learn and get used to!

2. 3D cursive

Give any cursive font an additional 3D effect!

To do this, write bold and blocked cursive letters. Then add an outer outline on the right side of the letters.

3. All caps background with a cursive forefront

This is a popular header style being used in bullet journals. It is a very bold and eye-catching style that will definitely get the attention of anyone who sees the page!

Write the header in all capitals with a light-colored highlighter. Then write the header again in cursive on top of the one you made earlier with a black pen.

bullet journal font - all caps background with a cursive forefront
Image from Artist Hue

4. Outlined cursive

This bullet journal font is more effective for joined cursive lettering.

First, write the word in big, wide, cursive letters using a pencil. Then, thicken the letters by thickening the lines – it is up to you if you want them even or not.

When you think the cursive word is thick enough, take a pen and outline it. Wait before the ink is dried completely before you erase the pencil.

You will be left with an outlined cursive word. You can choose to color it in or add dots around it!

bullet journal font - outlined cursive
Image from Little Miss Rose

5. Faux calligraphy

Write out the word in the nicest cursive handwriting you can do. Then, draw another line outside of every downstroke of a letter. After, color it in!

You can use the same color for a clean look or have a little fun by filling it in with another color.

6. Ombre

Ombre style is writing in color going dark to light or vice versa. The effect is a gradient of different shades of the color you choose.

Start writing with a pencil first. Then use color pens of different shades to trace the font. You can do the gradient from up to down or from side to side.

Use a blender brush and run it lightly on the spot where the different colors meet for a nicer blending effect. The end result is a vibrant and beautiful font!

7. Bounce

Another way to add some style to your font is to add some “bounce” into it. Instead of writing the letters in a straight line, make the letters move up and down. This technique works great for cursive letters.

bullet journal font - bounce
Image from Amino

8. Serif

Serif is actually that small line at the end of a stroke in a letter. You can easily copy this bullet journal font style whether you are writing in uppercase or lowercase letters.

You can make the letters look thicker or outline the letters using another color.

9. 3D block letters

First, create the normal block fonts. Then add a 3D effect by adding an outer line to the right side of the letter. Connect the gaps, then shade in.

bullet journal font - 3D block letters
Image from Pinterest

This may be considered as harder than most of the fonts in this list but you can copy it easily when you have an image source. A lot of bullet journalists claim it to be a very therapeutic font as it takes more time and patience to do, and really calls for you to focus.

10. Half-block font

If you’re not fond of block letters, you can do the half-block font instead. It is so easier to do than block letters. You spend less time filling it in with colors too!

You can even add serifs to give it a more formal look.

11. Bubble/Balloon font

This is like block letters, only they are curvy and cuter!

This is also a more relaxed structure than formal blocked letters where you have to be conscious of the width and height of each letter all the time. Just picture out how balloon letters look and that is it!

This BuJo font looks best when you stick the letters together.

bullet journal font - bubble/balloon font
Image from Pinterest

12. Tall and skinny fonts

The tall and skinny fonts are very easy to recreate!

Start out with a pencil. Then trace and shade in with a pen.

tall and skinny fonts
Image from Font Bundles

It is best to practice this in grid paper to help you keep your lines straight. Draw each letter carefully and make sure that the downlines are tall. Curves like the letters “s” and “o” should be long and skinny.

13. Banner fonts

Presenting your font as a banner is one of the most popular ways to customize your handwriting in a bullet journal. They add a festive and playful vibe to the page.

Draw a straight or curved line across the page. Then draw upside-down triangles (or any other shape) along the line. Draw one for each letter of your word.

Then, write one letter in each “banner” in your normal handwriting. You are free to fill it with colors for additional fun!

banner fonts
Image from Artist Hue

14. Framed circles

For a clean, neat, and minimal look, encircle each letter with circles. The circles have to be uniform in size and the letters must be in the center to make the clean look work.

Then, place a line across, making sure that you do not draw through the circles.

framed circles
Image from Little Miss Rose

If you want the minimalist vibe, leave this in black and white. But if you want more color and style, color in the circles!

15. Drop shadow

The drop shadow technique creates a 3D illusion for your lettering. You can do this technique with a lot of BuJo fonts!

First, write the word with a felt pen or highlighter pen. Then, using a black gel pen or fine liner, draw lines to the right side and below the highlighter. Make sure you draw the line on the side and not over the highlighter. The end result is a shadow effect.

This may take a while to perfect but once you get the hang of it, you will be able to easily apply this effect to any font!

16. Shading

Write in all caps. Then form a block on one line of the letter. Then shade in using the same pen or another color.

You can fill the block with color, or use horizontal lines. You can even do a gradient effect as you color in or use lines!

shading
Image from Little Miss Rose

17. Floral details

Make any plain handwriting look pretty simply by doodling flowers on the letters!

Drawing flower doodles is not even a complicated task. You can write with a black pen and do the flower doodles with colored pens.

floral details
Image from Apex SVG

18. Doodle with hearts

Write down uppercase letters with a pencil first. Then position your hearts somewhere in the letters.

You can choose a uniform position to make it all neat. Or go random as long as it does not look chaotic. Fill in the hearts with a different color to make them stand out!

19. Add dots

Here is another way to make uppercase letters look pretty! Simply add dots, on the tips of the letters. You can color the dots uniformly or differently to add some style.

add dots
Image from Pinterest

20. Quirky print

This is a cute informal font to add some fun to your bullet journal!

Simply write normally. Just make sure the letters are of the same height.

This may seem a bit awkward at first but the end result is really fun to look at!

Start with fonts that are easy for you.

Creating different font for your bullet journal is one way to express your style, or to simply practice creativity. But you should also remember that not every font works for everyone. Some are great with cursive fonts. Others are better with all caps font.

Try out the samples from above and for a start, simply stick to what you find easy. Then gradually add a new font. Bear in mind that the key to learning a new handwriting style is through constant practice.

The more you repeat a specific movement while writing, the more you refine it, and eventually, you become better at it!

For an even better writing experience, invest in a few of the best pens for bullet journal!

Need more bullet journal tips and ideas? Check these out!

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