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Ordinary Things For Extraordinary Gags: Sticky Notes Prank

Oct 19, 2021

Here at Ownage Pranks, we go by the saying that every single thing in this world can be used as a pranking medium. We also believe that there are things that you didn’t know are great gag tools - only if you’re creative enough. Do you think you have what it takes? Read on our the pilot episode of our newest series, Ordinary Things for Extraordinary Gags, to learn more about the stickiest sticky notes prank, ever!

What are sticky notes for?

The biggest problem with sticky notes (other than their poor adhesiveness) is that everyone assumes they're there for the sole purpose of leaving a message. So when you use them for your own mischievous purposes, it's so satisfying. You can steal someone else's seat by writing your name on a sticky note and sticking it to the chair. Drop old candy wrappers in the trash by sticking them to the inside of the can with a sticky note. When someone spills coffee on themselves, write your phone number on a sticky note and lay it at their feet. The possibilities are endless. That is, as long as you're willing to deal with the consequences when they inevitably find out who's behind all these fun sticky notes pranks.


Sticky notes are often used to help remind people about important tasks, ideas, or information. In the age of the internet, it’s sometimes hard to remember what used to be. Some people might even use them as a funny prank by leaving them in places where they will be discovered. It may seem silly now, but in a time without computers or cell phones, a sticky notes prank could make you and your prank victim’s day.

What are sticky notes?

Did you know that there is a story behind the invention of sticky notes? That's right, they were not always around and it was not always common for people to use them. You know, the little yellow pieces of paper with one word on them. They’ve been around for about 25 years now, and while it might be hard to believe that someone actually invented them, they did. And that person is none other than 3M. 

It's not a myth: sticky notes were invented by accident! In 1968, 3M scientist Spencer Silver found himself trying to develop a strong adhesive that would replace the then-common use of pins and tacks. In his experiments, he found that a weak adhesive was created when he mixed two materials together. He named the material "sticky note" and it became an office essential we know and love today. 

Sticky Notes are one of the most convenient inventions that came into being in the 1960s. They are often used when you need to write a quick note or leave it for someone else, usually with a date and either in your handwriting or in print. These little pieces of paper can be stuck nearly anywhere - they’re very handy in many situations - especially for a good old sticky notes prank!

Hold up!

All of these pranks require a little bit of work and creativity, but they're super fun and will be sure to get a good laugh out of everyone. But first, you have to take note of these pranking considerations first so you can prank assured that you won’t get tagged as an irresponsible jerk:

Take note of your prank victim’s mood

Sticky note prank ideas are a fun way to prank someone while they're least expecting it. They are always a great way to break the ice with your friends, but it's important to remember that pranking someone who is vulnerable or who doesn't know about the prank can make them feel unsafe.

Timing is crucial

There's a lot that goes into a sticky notes prank, but timing is one of the most important things you have to take note of! You don't want to do it when they're going through something tough at home, or have too much caffeine in their system!

Bribe them when things go out of hand

What if you've gone too far and hurt someone's feelings - or worse, made them hate you? Luckily, there's a way to fix this: it's called a crisis in humor. If you find yourself in this situation, don't worry - you can always give them a pan of freshly baked lasagna or a box of chewy cookies!

If no one is available for the sticky notes prank

In any case your target victim isn’t available or might have gone out for a little while and you really, REALLY, are in the pranking mood, you can leave all the hard work to an automatic prank call app! The way our automatic prank call app works is that it uses advanced AI technology to make it seem like your prank call victim is ACTUALLY talking to a real, live person. 

All set, prankster! Onto our sticky notes prank ideas!

Sticky Notes Prank Ideas

Sweet (Or Weird?) Sticky Notes Prank

The idea behind this prank is to place a few sticky notes around the house and office, with messages like "I love you" or "I'm sorry". The best part of this prank is that it only takes a few minutes to do. Some people might consider it as a kind gesture, while others may think it's a little creepy.

- Place a sticky note on your partner's desk at work with the message "I miss you."

- Place a sticky note on your partner's bedside table with the message "Good morning!"

- Place a sticky note under your partner's pillow with an "I love you" message.

Fake Number Prank

With this prank, you will create a sticky note with a fake phone number and leave it in a public place where it would be easily found. Your victim will then call the fake number and will get a voice telling them that they have reached the wrong number. The best part of this prank is that you don't need to know their phone numbers! For example, if someone's name is John Smith, just use the words "John Smith" instead of using 123-456-1234. It's easy to do and can provide hours of entertainment for you and your friends!

Cover their desk entirely with a sticky notes prank

Welcome back, coworker! To welcome your colleague back from their vacation, you can put a sticky note prank on their desk. That's right! A personal message board just for them. 

You’ve probably seen these pranks on social media. They’re so popular! But you don’t have to be the only person who misses out. You can set up your own prank at work. All you need is a sticky note and some tape, and you can cover your colleague’s desk with them. Think of it as a 'welcome back' message to your coworker who's been away from the office for a while.

You Might Be Interested: Bored At Work? Try These 10+ Fun Prank Ideas In Your Office!

Cover everything with a sticky notes prank

The cover-everything-with-sticky-notes prank is an all-time favorite. To do it, start by collecting 200+ sticky notes. Then, decide the location you want to prank. A good example is in a mirror, car, sibling, or your parents' room. Once you have that decided, cover every surface with sticky notes, and then bam! You'll have a piece of artwork that will surely annoy your prank victim!

And that was it for our first installment of Ordinary Things for Extraordinary Gags: Sticky Notes Prank! To put it plainly, sticky notes are absolutely the easiest prank to pull off. That's why we've included so many practical ideas below. Even if you're not the kind of person who likes to prank people, sticky notes can be one of the most satisfying of all the prank-like activities on the internet.

As always, happy pranking!


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