How To Add Custom Sticky Notes to PowerPoint Presentations

Editable Sticky Notes for PowerPoint (How To)

A sticky note is a small piece of paper with adherable strip of glue that you can use to attach notes to documents or any other surface such as a computer screen, a desk, a calendar, or even the fridge. Normally sticky notes can easily be removed and attached to any other surface and it was originally invented by 3M and named them “post-it” and available as small yellow squares, but nowadays you can find many different design variants including colorful sticky notes, custom shapes and different paper sizes.

At we have designed a collection of creative sticky notes templates that you can download and use in PowerPoint to attach notes to your slides using a sticky note style. This way, you can make original slide designs by annotating slides with authentic post-it styles.

It is important to recognize the difference between Sticky Notes and Speaker Notes. Speaker Notes are hidden notes on your PowerPoint slides that can be added to help you remember snippets of information while you are presenting. If you are looking for more information on how to add Speaker Notes in PowerPoint we recommend our guide with video tutorials and examples.

Adding Post-It Notes to PowerPoint Presentations

First of all, you need to find the sticky notes template that best fit your presentation needs. For this purpose, we have created sticky note shapes with design that look like small pieces of yellow paper with curved corners making it look authentic. Go to Sticky Notes PowerPoint Template.

Now, download the template and open the presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint. You can see there are several slides, each slide contains different versions and styles of the sticky notes.

Find the sticky note shapes that best fit your needs. If you are using more than one sticky note in the same slide, you may try to use different sticky note designs in order to make the slide look realistic.

Copy and paste the shapes into your own presentations and now you can add a new text box on top of the sticky note shape with the text note.

Add and Rotate sticky notes in PowerPoint. In this example, we have used a rounded corner shape in PowerPoint and rotated it to simulate the sticky note.
Rotated sticky note in PowerPoint

You may try to change the colors in order to make the slides look more impressing. For example, by changing the sticky notes background color you can produce different versions that look like the following screenshot showing green sticky notes, yellow sticky notes, blue sticky notes and red sticky notes. Given that we have created the sticky notes as PowerPoint shapes, you can easily resize the shapes without losing picture quality.

Sticky Notes with Different Colors
Multiple colorful sticky notes in PowerPoint

To add text to the sticky note it is recommended that you add a new textbox on top of the shape. It should look as follows.

Adding Text to Sticky Notes
Post-it PowerPoint created with shapes

You can then rotate the shape to make it look really awesome. If you want to rotate the text as well, it is a good idea to group the sticky note shape and new textbox together using Ctrl-G in Windows so you can   then rotate all the graphics with the same rotation angle.

Flat Sticky Notes PowerPoint Template

Alternatively you can use our flat sticky notes PowerPoint template with an original and creative style. It is inspired by the same sticky notes but using a modern flat design instead.

Flat Sticky Notes Templates for PowerPoint
Flat Sticky Note Shapes in PowerPoint

This flat post-it template design contains many different slide designs with colorful sticky notes and long shadow design.

Creative Sticky Note Design for Presentations
Flat Sticky Notes for PowerPoint Presentations

Using the same approach described earlier, you can copy and paste each individual shape into your own slides to add sticky notes to your PowerPoint presentations. The benefit on using the flat sticky notes PowerPoint template is that we have added text boxes inside each shape and you can easily edit the sticky notes text content to add your own content.

If you are looking for cool presentation ideas to enhance your presentation slides then we encourage to try annotating your slides with sticky notes.

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