Nothing says autumn quite like plaid. From our bedding to our nails, we鈥檙e pretty obsessed with this trend-turned-staple. We鈥檝e even figured out a few ways to add plaid to weddings! Swoon. And while we love a good plaid print, we couldn鈥檛 help but take it up a notch with a polka dot pattern. All you need is a pencil and some paint 鈥 it鈥檚 seriously that easy. We鈥檙e showing you how to take on the transformation in just two simple steps.



  • 鈥 plaid shirt
  • 鈥 scrap cardboard
  • 鈥 fabric or acrylic paint


鈥 pencil



1. Dip the pencil eraser into white paint.

2. Stamp away!

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    For best results, use a pencil with a brand new eraser. This will create the cleanest polka dot, each and every time. When you dip the eraser in the paint, wipe off the excess on the scrap cardboard. Otherwise, you鈥檒l end up with a big ol鈥 blob! It鈥檚 not a bad idea to practice stamping聽on scrap fabric before taking on the real thing.

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    If you鈥檙e having difficulty wiping off the excess paint, don鈥檛 fret. You can always聽use a foam brush to apply a light layer of paint. Depending on the thickness of your shirt, you may also need to insert a piece of paper in between聽the layers. This will prevent paint from seeping through.

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    The awesome thing about plaid patterns is the built-in grid. Use the lines as a guide for each dot. If you mess up, don鈥檛 worry: No one will notice. We promise! Pair your new聽shirt with a statement necklace and take on whatever crazy weather fall has in store for you.


Readers, what color paint would you use for your plaid shirt? Tell us in the comments!

(Styled Photos: Nick Wolf Photography)