Most of us can agree that the Leuchtturm1917 is already a pretty journal. It comes in an array of colors from hot pink to lime green and a stunning emerald. Still, among a sea of brilliantly colored notebooks, it’s liberating to add a touch of personalization to your bullet journal cover.
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1). Washi Tape
Washi tape is an easy and inexpensive way to add decoration to your bullet journal cover. The best part about this method is that if you are unhappy with your final result, or you want to change your design at some point, you can easily lift it off. This may not be the ideal option if you take your journal with you in a bag, as the washi tape may not hold up.
2). Gold Foil
Okay, I’m a little obsessed with this even though I haven’t used it myself. Although, now that I’m writing this post and thinking about it more, I think I’ll place my Amazon order so I can. There are rub-on gold foil kits for lettering and embellishments. I know! How did we not catch on to this sooner?
These are pretty much like two-sided stickers. So you stick your letters or embellishments where you want them with the top side of the adhesive still covered in film, and then once your letters are placed where you want them, peel off the top layer of film. Rub the sheet of gold foil over the stickers and then carefully peel off to reveal your gold foil letters and embellishments!
This is similar to the gold foil method, except it takes a little more practice and offers more flexibility. If you have an embossing kit, like this one, you can add any design or quote you want to the cover of your bullet journal.
If you are confident in your artistic skills, I highly recommend this option because you can create unique and stunning designs.
When the letter V looks like a letter U ☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️ writing with CLEAR pens is the hardest thing ever, so this is more like a freehand than calligraphy. And although it didn’t turn out as how I wanted it, deep inside I had so much! It’s been awhile since I last embossed something and this time I just had to try it on a cheap hardbound notebook ???? … now it’s time to clean up my mess! Happy Monday, friends!!! LOVE FREELY not only because it’s Advent, but because He loved us first and STILL loves us abundantly! Share it! ❤❤❤
4). Sticky Vinyl
Want a beautiful white marbled notebook? You can do it easily with some adhesive vinyl. Have you seen the pictures of laptops with the marble finish, like the one below? They are stunning, and you can do the same thing to your journal. Watch this video, made for adhering vinyl to a laptop, to get an idea how to do it.
For a two-tone effect, you could pick a solid color vinyl and apply it over the spine.
5). Journal Cover
Maybe you aren’t crafty. Or maybe you just don’t want to add anything directly to your journal cover. OR, maybe you need some extra pockets and pen loops. An attractive journal cover can turn your “same as everyone else’s’ bullet journal into a unique conversation starter. Plus, it has a practical use, so you can justify buying it right? Am I the only one that does that?
*Be sure to double check the size of the cover before making a purchase.