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.
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Have a Lowe's associate cut the plywood into 2' x 2' squares.
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.
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.
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.
Spread the pieces out on a flat surface and arrange them until you achieve your desired composition.
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.
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.
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.
Attach a D-ring hanger to the back of the plywood. Center it on the board approximately 1" from the top. Hang your artwork.