Teens often get a bad reputation these days for their internet “challenges” — especially the dangerous ones — but their new Hobby Lobby challenge is something totally different. Not only is it safe, creative, and wholesome, it’s also a pretty useful trick we wouldn’t mind trying out for ourselves.
In the past few weeks, teens have been rushing to Hobby Lobby and other craft stores to take photos with faux flowers, faux plants, and other supplies. Sure, we all love Hobby Lobby for being the craft mecca that it is, but the whole idea behind this “challenge” is to make the photo look like it was taken somewhere other than the store — like in a beautiful garden or forest. We know it might sound silly just reading about it, but take one look at the actual results and you’ll be impressed.
The trend can be traced back to a teen in Indiana named Kelsey Maggart, who showcased jaw-dropping portraits that she and her friends took at the store on Twitter. The pics screamed professional quality and featured a simple caption: “Shooting in Hobby Lobby is the new thing now am I right.”
shooting in hobby lobby is the new thing now am I right pic.twitter.com/vh3jIISFgf— Kelsey Maggart (@_KelseyMaggart) January 27, 2018
As her pictures quickly went viral, Maggart generously shared another snapshot, revealing how she and her friends actually pulled it off.
well y’all pic.twitter.com/2Dct8FiuMQ— Kelsey Maggart (@_KelseyMaggart) January 26, 2018
Is it genius or what? File this under: “We wish we thought of that!”
It’s no shock that many young folks out there are following Maggart’s lead, sharing similar pictures of themselves or their friends on social media. Fortunately, many others also feature some pretty entertaining “behind the scenes” shots as well.
Alright, so who else is tempted to do the next big family photoshoot at a craft store? We know we can’t be the only ones!