45 Must-Have Planner Supplies: Tools, Pens, Accessories, Paper, Storage

Today I want to share with you a list of my favorite planner supplies. I’ve been mentioning these items throughout the blog in different articles but having a list of them all on one page makes it easier for you to find them.

This list of items is meant to help you discover the different types of items that are available and that could be useful to you.

To make it easier to browse this list I divided it into 6 subcategories:

  • Most Useful Tools for Planners and Crafters
  • My Favorite Pens for Planners and Hand-Lettering
  • Fun Planner Accessories
  • Cutting Machines
  • Paper Types
  • Storage Solutions

Note: I didn’t just make a list of items, I made sure to give details about each of them so that you can understand and decide if they would really be useful to you.

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Must Have Planner Supplies

I’ve been planning for some time and crafting for even longer, so I own most of these items. Now don’t be worried, you certainly don’t need them all to get started but they’re definitely nice to have. These supplies will be especially useful if you want to get creative and customize your planner.

You’ve probably never heard of some of these items (Gyrocut, Xyron, Foil…) so I thought it could be useful to tell you they exist and can make your life easier.

Even though you can find all these supplies on Amazon (which is super convenient) I recommend you compare prices with your craft stores or favorites websites as prices may vary depending on sales, etc.

I hope this list is helpful to some! If you use and love some planner supplies that are not included in this list, please let me know in the comments. 

If it’s your first time on the blog, make sure to check out these resources for your planner:

45 Must-Have Planner Supplies

Most Useful Tools for Planners and Crafters

While you don't necessarily need all of these tools, they can definitely come in handy.

Besides planning, most of these tools can also be used for other craft projects.

My Favorite Pens for Planners & Hand Lettering

Here are a few different types of pens that would be great to use in your planner or bullet journal (including some specifically for hand lettering).

Fun Accessories: Stickers, Washi, etc.

Even though cute accessories are not necessarily must-haves, they're definitely nice to have!

Cutting Machines

A cutting machine makes some crafting tasks a lot easier and faster. My favorite feature is print and cut to make my own planner stickers: I can easily make kiss-cut stickers (that peel from the sticker sheet) such as the ones sold on Etsy. If you're buying a lot of planner stickers, or if you're into crafting in general, this type of cutting machine can be a good investment.

2 main brands of cutting machines are available at the moment: Silhouette (CAMEO or Portrait) and CRICUT. I personally own a Silhouette and I love it but I advise you to research both machine brands and pick whichever seems best for you.

My Favorite Paper Types

Depending on your needs, here are my favorite paper types.

Storage Solutions

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4 thoughts on “45 Must-Have Planner Supplies: Tools, Pens, Accessories, Paper, Storage

  • January 6, 2020 at 9:32 pm
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    I am in need of a bookmaker like a date one that shows me today’s date. I can open it right to today. Not sure what’s it’s called

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  • January 19, 2020 at 2:12 pm
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    Hi,
    I have just started using my first planner this year (I know that may be hard for you to imagine…haha) and I am so happy to see that some of the supplies I have purchased are on your list of items! I have the Arc hole punch and I’ve tried several brands of pens already, but my favorite are the Ink Joy (except the yellow – it is hard to find a yellow that shows up well on paper but isn’t too orangey). I discovered washi tape recently and the pack that I bought is the pack of 48 that you mentioned.
    I do not have a paper cutting machine but I would like to try printing my own stickers to save money. I have a question though – how do you peel the stickers off the back when you have to cut around the whole shape of the sticker? With address labels, etc, there is a space to begin peeling, but I’m not sure how to do it with sticker paper that is a full page in size.
    Thanks so much,
    Kim

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    • January 19, 2020 at 2:25 pm
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      Oh I see what you mean! When you cut shapes with scissors it can get pretty tricky and frustrating to peel off the backing. I find that this little spatula tool helps (I already had it, it came with my Silhouette Cameo). If you have long nails, that can help too 🙂 If you cut with a cutting machine (only the paper layer will be cut, not the backing- it’s called “kiss-cut”) that will solve that issue and stickers are easy to remove. But scissors are absolutely great to keep it low-cost when starting, to see if you love planning or not! I hope you’ll find useful things on the blog, I have many many free printables, make sure to look around!

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      • January 19, 2020 at 6:45 pm
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        Thanks so much for your help! Yes, I love your blog!

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