The Arizona Republic features DIY home renovations.
The cactus wall-hanging is made of leftover wood-flooring slats that Michelle attached. She covered the whole piece in contact paper. Then she projected the cactus image onto the piece, drew around the image with a pencil and used an X-Acto knife to cut around the design. She peeled off the background and painted it white, then peeled off the cactus design. She figures she spent less than $10 on the piece. Michael McNamara / The Republic
Seems easy enough. If you have a nice branching cholla that you can put a strong light behind to get a shadow on a piece of paper.