Decorating Your Planner 101: Hand Lettering

We love how our planners have a variety of blank spaces. Blank spaces allow for all kinds of creativity and fun, without being overwhelming. Maybe you’re a classic blank space kind of planner user, or maybe you’re all about decorating and doodling. If you’re the latter, this post is for you!

We thought it would be fun to go through a variety of decorating methods we use for the next few blogs. Today, let’s focus on hand lettering!

Hand lettering is one of the best places to start if you’re considering decorating your planner because you don’t have to buy any extra supplies. You can buy brush pens, but for a beginner, it’s so easy to just use a regular pen and cheat the system a little bit. 

For a beginner, you can simply write in cursive and then go over any downstroke multiple times until it’s the thickness you want! You can always invest in how-to books or brush pens, but this will get you started in a cost-effective way!

Once you feel like you’d like more of a challenge, invest in brush pens. There are a variety of brands and styles available. Go with whatever makes you happy. I would suggest cheaper ones until you get used to using a brush pen. Different kinds of paper can mess up your brush pen, so while you’re learning and practicing it feels better to destroy a cheap pen versus a super expensive one. 

Also, don’t feel like you need to buy a whole pack! Sometimes one pen in a color you love is more effective than a 12 pack with 6 colors you don’t love. The main idea is to have fun with it and make you love your planner and your goals. Don’t let it become a chore!

Take some time this next week to set up your planner. Write down plans and dates, but don’t be afraid to have some fun with it! Test some hand lettering here and there!