25+ Best Bible Journaling Accessories

Are you looking for the best Bible journaling supplies? We gotcha’ covered – from journaling Bibles to all the materials you’ll need to journal in them. See below our favorite picks of 25+ best Bible journaling accessories.

Are you looking for the best Bible journaling supplies? We have you covered - from choosing the best Bible journaling Bible, down to the smallest detail of Bible stamps. See our choice of 25+ best Bible journaling accessories.

25+ Best Bible Journaling Accessories

Bible journaling has become incredibly popular over the last few years. You can find endless pictures of beautifully decorated Bibles as you scroll through Instagram or Pinterest. Bible journaling is a creative way to connect with and meditate on Scripture. You can use Bible journaling to help you memorize Scripture, or you can use it to document your journey through you personal study of God’s Word. You can also use it as a diary to keep notes and thoughts during your quiet time.

Before you begin Bible journaling, it’s very helpful to have a Bible that was created for journaling.

When choosing a Bible journaling Bible it’s important to choose one with wide margins, so you will have enough room for your creative art work. There are several journaling Bibles to choose from. Here are a few of those choices.

Journaling Bible

ESV Single Column Journaling Bible

This Bible is a great option for a Journaling Bible and a very popular one as well. It is a single column Bible, which gives you more room on the page to add artwork. The margins are wide and the pages are thicker so you can add artwork without worrying about the pages messing up or your pens marking through.

NLT Reflections Bible: The Bible for Journaling

The NLT Reflections Bible was designed for Bible Journaling. It has extra wide margins at 2.25” giving you even more room for adding your creative ideas. The pages are high quality and designed for adding embellishments. It also has special binding that helps the Bible lay flat while you are creating.

NIV Journal the Word Bible

This NIV Bible was also designed with Bible Journaling in mind. It has thick pages, wide margins and the binding that allows it to lay flat. This Bible also has ruled lines in the margins, which are great for note taking.

So after you’ve picked out your Bible you’re going to need some Bible journaling accessories and supplies to start creating! Here are the best Bible journaling accessories to get you started.

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Bible Journaling Accessories

Choosing Bible journaling supplies can be overwhelming. We've removed the guesswork and have gathered our favorite Bible journaling materials. See what made our list for 25+ best Bible journaling accessories.

1. Gel Highlighters

Gel highlighters are great for highlighting verses that you want to remember without them bleeding through your Bibles pages. They don’t bleed through any paper, they don’t smear, and they have a fine tip for precise highlighting. They also come in vibrant bright colors so the verses you highlight are sure to stand out!

{Check out our color coding post for tips on using the highlighters in your Bible.}

2. Pencils

Pencils are great for planning out and sketching what to write or draw. It’s nice to be able to sketch out your artwork before permanently putting it on the page.

3. Micron Pens

Micron pens are great for writing or drawing in your Bible. They come in different size points so you can choose the thickness of the lines you are drawing. These pens are quick drying and won’t bleed through thin Bible pages. Micron Pens are a very popular choice for creating artwork of any kind.

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4. Gel Pens

Gels pens are another great option for writing and drawing in your Bible. Gel pens come in all kinds of colors. You can get them in neon, pastel or even in glitter! They are perfect for adding an extra pop to your Bible artwork.

5. Faber-Castell PITT artist pen in black 199

This lettering pen is one of the best. It is smudge proof, doesn’t bleed, and it’s blendable. You can use it to make fine lines or large brush strokes. It’s used for wide strokes and detail work. It is definitely a must have!

6. Tombow Fudenosuke Brush

This is another popular lettering pen. These pens come in a pack of two. One pen has a soft flexible brush head for different lettering and drawing techniques. The other has a hard tip for creating extra fine or medium strokes. These pens could bleed through thin Bible pages so you want to make sure you are using something like scrap paper or a Bible mat to prevent bleed through as described below.

7. Crayola Twistables

These colored pencils can be used to color in images or used for background color. They don’t bleed through Bible pages and you never have to sharpen them, just twist!

8. Sticky Notes

Sticky notes are great for taking notes in your margins. You can also use them for bookmarks or tabs and can color code certain topics in your Bible.

9. Washi Tape

Washi tape can be used in Bible journaling to mark pages or to just be part of the design. You can use it to adhere journaling cards or scrapbook paper. Washi tape comes in endless colors and designs.The tape is strong, but it can be removed without ripping the page. Adding washi tape to your creations will definitely brighten it up.

10. Watercolors

Use watercolors to paint in your Bible. You can add a background color or add color to any design. Just be creative!

11. Stamps

Stamps can be used for adding artwork or they can also be used as stencils. You can leave the Bible stamps as is or you can color them in. Alphabet stamps are also great for adding words or Bible verses to your design.


12. Staz-On Stamp pad

When looking for a stamp pad for Bible journaling, it’s important to look for one that doesn’t bleed through and this one doesn’t. These stamp pads also come in several different colors. They are the perfect addition to go along with your Bible journaling stamps.

13. Stickers

Stickers are another good option for adding to your creations. There are lots of faith inspired stickers out there. You can also use alphabet stickers just like you would stamps to add words or phrases (perfect if you don’t like your own handwriting, lol!)

There are many Bible journaling supplies to choose from. We've gathered our list of favorites. We'll share which journaling Bibles we love, plus all our favorite Bible journaling accessories.

14. Scrapbook Paper

If you don’t have a journaling Bible you can add scrapbook paper to your personal Bible to give yourself room for notes or artwork. Use washi tape to adhere the paper to your Bible page. You can also use scrapbook paper on the back side of the page if any artwork bleeds through such as when you use certain lettering pens.

15. Enamel Shapes

These fun embellishments can be applied to any artwork or can be used randomly to dress up an empty space. They are simple Bible journaling accessories that add an extra touch to your journaling page.

16. Mister Huey’s Misting Spray

The color mist sprays are a fun way to add color. They come in several different colors. You can add them directly to the page or use them with stencils.

17. Stencils

These Bible journaling stencils are great to use with Mister Huey’s Misting Spray or watercolors. They are the perfect size to fit in the margins of your journaling Bible.

18. Acrylic Paint

Acrylic paints are another option for painting in your Bible. These acrylic paints were created for Bible journaling. They come in 6 colors and are fast drying.

19. Gesso

Gesso can be used to prep your Bible pages before adding your artwork. It makes the page stiffer and provides a protective barrier that keeps your ink or painting from bleeding through to the other side of the page.

20. Gelatos

Gelatos are pretty much like crayons in a tube. Kind of like lipstick! They can be used wet or dry. For using wet just blend with a wet paintbrush. They can also be used with stencils or with stamps. They are a really neat art tool to have.

21. Tab Paper Punch

This tab paper punch is the neatest Bible journaling tool! You can make your own tabs for each book of the Bible or use it to make tabs for marking verses about the same topic. You can use any paper to make your tabs with and it’s super simple to use.

Another alternative for tabbing your Bible are these peel and stick tabs. I love these ease of these!

22. Dear Lizzy Roller Date Stamp

Use these stamps to add special dates to a page. It’s fun to be able to go back to see the date when you read a certain passage or when you felt the Holy Spirit speak to you about something during your personal study time…

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23. Paper clips

Paper clips can be used as Bible journaling accessories for attaching journaling cards or making cute ribbon bookmarks. These bookmarks can be used as any bookmark would be or they can mark your favorite Scripture passages that you want to review and meditate on often.

24. Ribbon

Ribbons are added to paperclips to make bookmarks. There are so many ribbon colors and patterns to choose from. Using vibrant colored ribbons like these will surely give your Bible a bright pop of color.

25. Bible Mat

This Bible mat is a very handy tool to have. It helps protect Bible pages underneath when you’re working with messier mediums, such as paint or gelatos. It can also be used to scraped paint over your stencils. It has a ruler on it, which helps when planning out your artwork. It is definitely a tool worth having.

BONUS! 26. Bible Tabs

I love these peel and stick tabs. They are easy to use and apply, and they are so pretty!


As you can see there is no shortage when it comes to creative Bible journaling accessories. There are so many great tools out there to help you become creative with your Bible. Bible journaling is a great way to give your personal Bible study time a new spin!

Use Bible journaling and these related Bible journaling supplies to help you memorize or meditate on Scripture, journal your way through God’s Word, or just have fun creating and spending time in the Scriptures. Enjoy!

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