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Cut Signs Wall Art

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Cut plastic "Exit" and "Keep Out" yard signs and arrange them on a plywood square to create easy and cool-looking DIY wall art in just a few hours.

Cut Signs Wall Art

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

Few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Utility knife
  • 2" foam brush
  • Rags
  • Elmer's glue or spray adhesive


  • 1/2" x 2' x 4' birch plywood, #6200
  • 12 - 8" x 12" plastic "Exit" signs, #61499
  • 12 - 8" x 12" plastic "Keep Out" signs, #66738
  • Valspar satin black spray paint
  • D-ring hangers, #264575

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Step 1

Have a Lowe's associate cut the plywood into 2' x 2' squares.

Step 2

Sand down the rough edges of the plywood with 120-grit sandpaper. Paint all sides with one coat of satin black spray paint. Let dry.

Step 3

Using a utility knife and a ruler or straightedge, cut the border area off each sign, leaving only the solid black background and red letters.

Step 4

Turn signs face down. With a ruler, measure 1" widths. Draw vertical lines at each mark with a pencil. Cut along the vertical lines. Finish when each sign is cut into multiple 1" x (approximately) 7" pieces.

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Spread the pieces out on a flat surface and arrange them until you achieve your desired composition.

Step 5

Start on the left side and spread glue or adhesive evenly from top to bottom on a 3-inch-wide area of the painted plywood.

Step 6

Select sign pieces and place the, starting at the top left corner and moving down. Cut any excess off at the bottom. Add a second row by starting at the bottom and moving up. Cut the excess off at the top.

Step 7

Continue to adhere sections of the board and alternate the top-to-bottom and bottom-to-top rows until the entire board is covered. Cut any excess off the right side from the final row and let dry.

Step 8

Attach a D-ring hanger to the back of the plywood. Center it on the board approximately 1" from the top. Hang your artwork.