Here's Why Teens Everywhere Are Flocking to Hobby Lobby Stores

Introducing the viral sensation, the "Hobby Lobby Challenge"

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If you've been on social media over the last week, you might have noticed a whole lot of people posting very flattering photos alongside fake flowers with the hashtag #hobbylobbychallenge.

What is this new viral trend, and how did it come to be?

It all started in late January, when Indiana 22-year-old Kelsey Maggart posted photos on Twitter that she took in a chain of arts and crafts stores called Hobby Lobby. The photos looked so professional they could have been in a spread in Vogue, which is probably what prompted her to write, "Shooting in hobby lobby is the new thing now am I right." Read on to learn more. And for more silliness to make your day, check out the 30 Funniest Celebrity Commercials. 

Teens are swarming to Hobby Lobby

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People have been swarming arts and crafts stores in order to take on the "challenge," which involves managing to get professional-looking photos in spite of the bad lighting, with nothing but some fake potted plants as props. This definitely sounds like something out of America's Next Top Model, and some of the results are incredible.

It's all about the perfect shot


And a lot of people are sharing the hilarious "behind the scenes" of getting the perfect shot.

The clerks don't know what to do about it


Of course, not everyone is amused, especially the store clerks who are tasked with putting everything back after the photoshoot is over.

Will it last?

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Likely not. It's not quite as classy as the pasta selfie trend, nor as funny as the Kylo Ren challenge, but if you want to join in, then more power to you!

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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