Easy pantry faux wallpaper makeover

When you peek in my minivan console, along with hand sanitizer, children’s CD’s, diapers, and cheap backup sunglasses, you’ll find a pair of scissors staring back at you. Some may wonder why, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve frantically searched for the iconic Fiskars Orange-handled Scissors to save the day! Whether it’s quickly putting together a birthday gift (yes, I also have a set of gift tags, washi tape, and bakers twine tucked in my console as well!) or snipping a kids loose string from clothing on their way out the door to school, I am always prepared because I can easily nab my scissor to clip, cut, or score these items. Fiskars is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their famous scissors this October and I’m thrilled to be creating a fun project to help them mark this exciting milestone. I have a variety of shapes and sizes stashed in drawers throughout my home as well, and my kitchen pair came to the rescue with my latest DIY project… my easy pantry faux wallpaper makeover!

Easy pantry faux wallpaper makeover -Transform your space in under an hour for less than $20, love this quick pantry makeover!

Easy Pantry Faux Wallpaper Makeover – Under 30 min and Less Than $12

With a roll of adhesive shelf liner (I used this specific adhesive contact paper,) and my Orange-handled Scissors, I was able to completely transform my pantry in under 30 minutes for less than $12! No fancy tools needed, just my trusty everyday Fiskars scissors.

Easy pantry faux wallpaper makeover - Click to see the "AFTER" of this space, transformed in just minutes with shelf paper liner as DIY wallpaper!

Easy Pantry Faux Wallpaper Makeover – Adhesive Shelf Liner

You can see the before was needing a paint job and was a poor sight so I grabbed 2 rolls of a pretty patterned adhesive shelf liner and got to work.

Easy pantry faux wallpaper makeover - From shelf liner to wallpaper, awesome DIY and what a transformation!

Easy Pantry Faux Wallpaper Makeover – Edging Tips

From using my Orange-handled Scissors to slice the edge and cut the wrapping off to scoring the tail of liner at its edges, this project was done in less than an hour and makes a big statement!

Easy pantry faux wallpaper makeover - See these 2 items transform a space in just minutes, so easy and cute!

Choosing a liner that has pre-measured backing (grid) makes it easy for your Fiskars Orange-handled Scissors to follow the grid and achieve perfectly straight lines. 

Easy pantry faux wallpaper makeover - See the amazing transformation of this boring pantry turned chic and organized with just 2 items! Click to see the before & after!

After you’ve measured how much you’ll need, remove the back of the liner and smooth it on top of your wall. (I wiped mine down ahead of time for maximum adhesion.) 

Easy pantry faux wallpaper makeover - Just Fiskars all-purpose scissors and a role of adhesive shelf liner can spruce up a pantry or closet in just minutes!

Get those Orange-handled Scissors working and trim those cute edges off!

Easy pantry faux wallpaper makeover - Use a pair of scissors + shelf liner to transform a pantry or closet in just minutes!

To do this I just scored it along the bottom. Since my tots are always at my feet, I felt safe knowing I didn’t have to work with a razor blade but the blade on my Orange-handled Scissors got the job done perfectly! And, it made for easily cutting excess pieces off.

Easy pantry faux wallpaper makeover - Easy tutorial for an easy wallpaper hack, click to see the cute before & after!

Easy Pantry Faux Wallpaper Makeover – Labels

That’s seriously all you need! Fiskars Orange-handled Scissors and shelf liner give this pantry the wallpaper look for a fraction of the time and only one tool. Yes, I definitely consider my scissors a tool as it does its job well and is so versatile… from school projects to crafting, making decor and even faux wallpaper treatments, these iconic scissors do it all!

Easy Printable Pantry Labels... make them for FREE in just minutes then print + cut and apply!

And of course the Orange-handled Scissors with the stainless steel blades are a mainstay for around the house projects… they cut through paper, cardstock, photo paper, or any other type of paper you print on easy peasy!

Easy Printable Pantry Labels... make them for FREE in just minutes then print + cut and apply!

Easy Printable Pantry Labels... make them for FREE in just minutes then print + cut and apply!

I whipped up some pantry labels to glue onto items my kids often confuse like flour and pancake mix. πŸ˜‰

Easy pantry faux wallpaper makeover - Love this pantry and the mixing of the old and new!

No wonder they’ve been around for FIFTY years! The Orange-handled Scissors are celebrating their 50th anniversary in October and no joke, my mother still has a few pair from my childhood in her office and kitchen drawers. Just sharpen the blade and they keep working strong!

Cute and fresh pantry makeover, in under $10 in 30 minutes!

Fiskars has put together a collection of stories and projects from a variety of creatives, artists and designers to celebrate the 50th anniversary and follow along on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest!

Easy pantry faux wallpaper makeover - Cute and cheery pantry! Great tips to organize your pantry and keep it organized!

What projects do you use your Orange-handled Scissors for?

Easy faux wallpaper tutorial, transform a small space for less than $15!

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  1. I did the same thing in my pantry! Same EXACT contact paper too πŸ™‚

    I also used it to cover the table in my craft room – it wipes up easily if I get paint on it and it’s inexpensive to replace when it starts to look yucky.

  2. This project made a huge difference and no paint to cleanup. Love it, but I really think the organizing labels are wonderful.

  3. I have small Fiskars scissors in orange and pink, even got our daughter a pair in pink with. I love my little scissors.buy the small as my hands don’t work too well when cutting, smaller scissors are easier for my arthritic hands. Also have the blades for cutting fabric in Fiskars.
    Your pantry looks fantastic with the contact paper on back.
    Happy weekend

  4. Great idea! I never would have thought to use inexpensive shelf liner as wallpaper! Love the organization of it all as well! Great post.

  5. LOVE my Fiskars Orange Handle scissors!! I have a kazillion pairs of scissors but these are always the one she I grab. They stay sharp and are so easy to make perfect precise cuts with!

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