Bible journaling is a creative and purposeful way to spend time with God's Word. No matter your budget you can get the supplies you need to get started today.
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The more times I pull out my Bible journaling supplies the more I fall in love with it. It forces me to meditate on one or two verses, slowly drawing out each word as I write, color, and decorate. I don't have a vast collection of supplies nor do believe I have a great amount of skill - but that doesn't matter! Bible journaling is a past time I enjoy and one that grows my relationship with God.
There are so many instructions and ideas out there that it can be overwhelming. I was super overwhelmed when I first started but thankfully I found Adventures in Bible Journaling: An Extensive Beginners Guide to Art & Bible Journaling by Bethany Floyd from The Southern Couture. It was included in the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle earlier this year and has been one of my favorite books in the bundle.
Because there is no right or wrong way to journal in your Bible it is a hobby that can work for anyone's budget. I've complied a list of some basic Bible journaling supplies so no matter how much money you are able to pour into this habit you can get started today! These will also make great gift ideas for those that love Bible journaling as well.
Inspire Bible NLT: The Bible for Creative Journaling - Perfect for beginners that might be nervous about their abilities! This Bible contains pre-draw illustrations (over 400!) for you to color.
NIV Beautiful Word Coloring BIble - Another Bible that is great for someone that is perhaps nervous about starting or wanting to simplify the journaling process because it contains hundreds of ready-to-color verses including several full page spreads.
NIV Journal the Word Bible, Single Column - This Bible has a beautiful leather-look cover and 2" wide margins. It also has lay-flat binding to make your journaling easier.
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible with Polka Dots - I think this is such a cute cover! It contains a ribbon marker, 2" wide margins, and an elastic band to keep it closed.
ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, Leather - This Bible comes in a real leather cover with a leather string to keep it closed and safe when not in use.
NIV Journal the Word Bible - Large Print - The print in Bibles can sometimes be on the small side so it's nice to find a journaling Bible with large print. The embossed leather-like cover in orchid is a beautiful touch to contain all your creativity.
Writing & Coloring Utensils
Precision Pens - These pens won't bleed through to the other side of your paper like a marker will. The two pack offers two sizes - .25mm and .65mm for all your doodling and writing needs.
Crayola Colored Pencils - That's right, good old trusty Crayola! They offer quality supplies without the high prices of other brands. This pack contains 50 pre-sharpened pencils so you are ready to create as soon as you open the box.
100 count Inspired Art Gel Pens - No duplicate colors and the set includes glitter pens, metallic, neon, pastel, and classic shades. These pens have a 100% money-back guarantee and contain 60% more ink than other gel pens.
Colore Water Color Pencils - Color just as you would with regular colored pencils but brush on a little water and watch as your drawing becomes a painting!
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils - These are the colored pencils I use for my Bible journaling and my coloring books. They are incredibly smooth and this pack offers 72 different colors.
Rainbow Premium Dual Tip Markers - 36 markers with dual tips, fine line and brush, that are non-bleeding and odor free. Color in your doodles or add some hand lettering to your journal pages.
Tape & Stickers
His Word Stickers - These stickers are bright, colorful, fun, and filled with God's truth. They can add a little flair to your drawings or be the focus of your art.
Who I am in Christ stickers - Simple statement stickers that can remind you about your relationship with God. This package contains two sheets of twenty stickers each.
24 pack Washi Tape - This set offers a huge variety of different washi tapes to fit every style of journaling. I really love the anchor print and bird print and can imagine where I'd use them in my Bible!
Simple Stories Faith Sticker Tablet - This set contains 12 sheets of stickers, each with different prints, for a total of 703 stickers! Words, phrases, shapes, and more to add the perfect touch to your next journaling page.
Happy Planner Classic Faith Sticker Pack - 621 stickers! These stickers aren't typically used for Bible journaling as they are designed for a planner but who says you can't? They are bright, bold, and designed to put your faith on the page.
Stamps & Stencils
Be Bold Bible Mat - I have the hardest time keeping my wording spaced evenly. Thank goodness there are items like this mat! And not only is it great for spacing, you can slide it behind the page you are working on to protect the rest of your pages, and it also has a cross stencil to use however you please. So handy.
Stainless Steel Journal Stencils - Add banners, pictures, frames, and more with this set of stencils. It comes with a ruler and zipper case as well for easy storage.
Illustrated Faith Date-It Stamp - By dating each page you can remember when you created each piece of art as you look back over the years. This stamp also contains sayings and small images for adding small details to your pages.
Trace & Transfer Bible Journaling Kit - Take the stress out of your drawings by tracing them on to your pages! This pack contains 10 art sheets, 4 sheets of graphite paper, a stylus, plus other tools!
Books of the Bible Clear Stamps - Clear stamps are awesome because you can see exactly where you are placing them on your page! Label each of your entries with the verse or create your own Bible tabs!
Foundations Bible Journaling Upgrade Kit - Several ink colors, blending tools, alphabet stamps, and clear gesso all come in this set. These will help take your creativity to the next level by blending the inks on your page. Apply the gesso first and let dry to prevent colors from showing through to the other side.
Focusing on God Tip-Ins - Tips-ins make great bookmarks but they are also helpful for adding in prayers, additional scripture, or as the starting place for your journaling.
Gratitude Documented Chipboard Icons - With twenty-three different chipboard pieces you have your choice of how to decorate your page.
Bright & Brave Paper Pad - Fun colors, patterns, and designs for adding a little flair to your Bible pages. Use a little washi tape to attach small pieces of paper with notes, prayers, or other verses to your journal entry.
Decorative Hues Paper Pack - Sixty-four patterns in eight colors totaling 192 sheets of paper. These are 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 and would be perfect for tucking inside your Bible with prayer requests, praise reports, or expanded journal entries.
Simple Stories Faith Paper Pack - Double sided paper with faith inspired designs in varying sizes. Eight 12x12 double sided designs, four double sided element pieces in multiple size options and one sheet of cardstock stickers for some extra fun.
BoBunny Believe Paper Pack - 12x12 double sided paper in nine different designs. Bright designs and acid free to preserve the quality of your Bible journaling.
Faber-Castell Bible Journaling Kit - This kit comes with a great variety of items! It includes gelatos which are a really creamy crayon-like tool, die cuts, design guide, stickers, pens, and stencils. It's everything you need at a really great price.
Acrylic Bible Journaling Kit - Add some new flair to your Bible journaling by switching it up to acrylic paints instead of pencils and pens. This kit contains paints, brushes, stencils, sponges, and spatulas.
Tis the Season Devotional Kit - Prepare your heart as you focus on the four words of Advent: Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. The devotional comes with 25 prompts plus you get stamps, washi tape, stamp pad, stickers, and scripture shareables.
Foundations Bible Journaling Kit - Pens, colored pencils, watercolor paints, tracing pads, graphite paper, gel pens, and more. It's everything you need to focus on your art.
Illustrated Faith Starter Kit - This kit contains multiple supplies to get you off the ground and running with your journaling adventure - even a devotional! In your kit you will receive a devotional, stickers, a pen, tape dispensers, acrylic paint, paint-it cards, paper, postcards, journaling mat, and idea starter sheets, all in a nice storage box.
Illustrated Faith Genesis Kit - This kit is valued at over $100 but was put together to offer you a great value to begin your journey. It contains six devotionals, a precision pen, Bible mat, washi tapes, bundles of stickers, tabs, letters, and a zipper pouch.