Stickers are a commonly overlooked tool in planning and bullet journaling.
While some people do use stickers regularly, or occasionally, most people don’t even think about the possibilities stickers provide to your journal aesthetic!
Stickers are exactly what you think they are—they are little images (generally) that you stick to stuff (ideally paper or notebooks and NOT furniture).
It is super common that people dismiss stickers because they remember the super childish stickers they played with when they were little. However, not all stickers are geared toward kids. There are actually stickers out there specifically made to enhance an adult planner!
Similar to washi tape, stamps, and stencils, stickers help to add a creative edge to your project or bullet journal spread.
Here is our guide to using stickers in your bullet journal, as well as some of our favorite and recommended stickers!
How Can You Use Stickers?
I can explain stickers to you; however, most of us are well aware of what stickers are and how they work. Instead, I wanted to give an even more simple break down of some of the more creative uses for stickers inside your planner and outside of your planner.
First, I want to note that stickers are often first thought of as decoration; however, stickers can also be functional. Similar to stamps and washi tape, stickers can be used to label and organize information as well as to spice up a page with decoration and artwork. Now let’s look at more specific uses for stickers!
This list is not a complete list, as people are constantly coming up with new ways of using things like stickers. However, here are a bunch of the most common uses for stickers
Bullet journal decoration
Houseplant pot decorating
Labeling (Yes, labels are also stickers)
Picture frame decorating
DIY picture frames
& MUCH more!
Where Can I Buy Washi Tape
Now that you’ve learned a little bit more about using stickers in your planner, I want to share some of my favorite stickers and sticker sets with you and where you can buy them.
Here is a huge list of decorative stickers and useful stickers.
Decorative stickers generally more colorful and commonly have fun patterns or other artwork. Sometimes, decorative stickers even include fun catchphrases and encouraging words of wisdom!
These stickers are primarily decorative; however, they can double as functional stickers. I include this pack under decorative, but it is really both decorative and functional. There are week and month labels in this pack as well as images that can be used for decoration and to label!
This sticker set is a prime example of stickers made specifically with adults in mind. These stickers use symbols to imply the use of profane language as well as other catchphrases. These stickers are the perfect way to celebrate and acknowledge a mistake in your journal while also adding some comedy and decor!
These stickers are again, both decorative and functional. Many of the little images and symbols in this sticker set can be used to decorate and to label! I love a good set of symbols to help label more simply!
Speaking of border stickers, here are some fun “free spirit” themed border stickers for your planner. The great part about this set is that they offer other themed border sets such as ‘every day,’ Christmas,’ ‘fall leaves,’ and ‘summer fun.’
For an even more simple and elegant way to do labeling, this pack is perfect! While these labels aren’t for weekdays or months, the labels included are for to-do, payday, meeting, day off, canceled, important, laundry, groceries, and appointments in beautiful cursive lettering!
I love a good metallic sticker, stamp, ink, or tape, and these little metallic date dots fit my love! However, if you are not into the gold look, these date dot stickers come in plenty of other beautiful colors. These little dots are a quick and easy way to add dates!
This sticker set is called the Ultimate productivity planner set, and it is an accurate name! This set is jam-packed with so many amazing and useful stickers! Not only are there labels but there are various tracking stickers, calendar stickers, banners, labels, lists, and so much more!
Similar to the previously mentioned planner sticker set, this set is huge and full of amazing planner stickers! However, the cool thing about this set is that it focuses on health and fitness including stickers for labeling, decorating, tracking, and more!
Sometimes all we need are a simple black and clear sticker to help with labeling. This sticker set is another perfect set for just that!
Stickers are such an amazing way to add creativity and function to your bullet journal or planner. Not only are stickers great for your planner, but they are also super useful when doing all kinds of DIY projects and are not only perfect for kids but adults as well! Hopefully, this post has inspired you to go out and use stickers more often!
Knowing what you know now about stickers and what kinds of stickers are available to you for your planner, do you plan to add stickers to your bullet journaling style? Let us know how you use stickers in the comments!