Welcome to The #Hashtag Project Library!

Here you will find a compilation of targeted hashtags used by fellow artists! Use these hashtags in your own Instagram posts to help increase your own exposure of yourself and your posts, or to discover new artists to be inspired by. Learn more by visiting the #Hashtags Basics page.

This entire experience is built on community involvement! The #Hashtag Project is simply a compilation of hashtags that your fellow artists use on Instagram to build their audiences. The intent is to build a list of hashtags that we can all use with our own posts that are more targeted to our audiences for fostering growth in not only our individual followers or likes, but to cultivate the artist community on Instagram as well. 

The #Hashtag Project will be an organic resource that will continually evolve in two ways:

  1. Artists submit hashtags to be included in the listing
  2. Artists use hashtags from the library in their own posts

 

Submit your hashtags to The #Hashtag Project.

 


 

The #Hashtag Project Library

 

Artist Created #Hashtags

     #abelaartistry (abela.artistry)

     #minaskreativa_<type of art>   (minaskreative)

     #mixedmediafusion   (artnewwave)

     #thatscrafty   (unknown)

     

 

Art and Styles of Art

     #art   302 million posts

     #artcollector   1.5 million posts    

     #artanddesign   242,000 posts

     #artcanvas   13,000 posts

     #arteveryday   190,000 posts

     #artinprogress   144,000 posts

     #artinspiration   180,000 posts

     #artistcommunity   90,000 posts

     #artistsofinstagram   2.9 million posts

     #artwork   42 million posts 

     #contemporaryartist   1 million posts  

     #create   7.4 million posts 

     #creativeart   546,000 posts

     #creativeartist    30,000 posts

     #dailyart   1.9 million posts

     #dailyarts   302,000 posts

     #doitfortheprocess   497,000   

 

     #eatsleepcreate   4,000 posts

     #foundart   140,000 posts

     #instaart   29 million posts

     #instaarts   340,000 posts

     #instaartoftheday   528,000 posts

     #instaartsy   290,000 posts

     #instaartist   11 million posts

     #instaartwork   857,000 posts

     #lotsoflayers   7,000 posts  

     #makearteveryday   77,000 posts

     #paint   20 million posts

     #painting   45 million posts

     #resin   1.2 million posts

     #resinart   337,000 posts

     #texture   5 million posts

     #textureart   22,000 posts

     #texturedart   20,000 posts

     #texturedartwork   1,000 posts   

     #upcycled   1 million posts

     #upcycledart   49,000 posts

     #vintage   62 million posts

     #vintageart   117,000 posts

     #workingartist   66,000

 

Mixed Media

     #altered   61,000 posts   

     #alteredart   38,000 posts

     #alteredbook   30,000 posts

     #artjournal   871,000 posts

     #artjournaling   241,000 posts

     #assemblage   154,000 posts

     #assemblageart   44,000 posts

     #canvas   5.4 million posts

     #canvasart   564,000 posts

     #collage   8.7 million posts

     #collageartwork   133,000 posts   

     #ephermera   186,000 posts

     #journaltags   300 posts

     #foundobjects   110,000 posts

     #mixedmedia    3.2 million posts

     #mixedmediaart   550,000 posts

     #mixedmediaartist   100,000 posts

     #mixedmediacanvas   5,000 posts

     #mixedmediacollage   33,000 posts

     #mixemediaprocess   100 posts   

     #mixedmediatutorial   200 posts

     #stenciling   19,000 posts

 

Jewelry and Related

     #bead   480,000 posts

     #beadedjewelry   266,000 posts

     #beading   626,000 posts

     #beadedjewelry   266,000 posts

     #beadedjewelryofinstagram   5,000 posts

     #beadwork   437,000 posts

     #jewelry   40 million posts

     #jewelryart   146,000 posts

     #jewelrymaker   219,000 posts

     #mixedmediajewelry   5,200 posts

     #oneofakindjewelry   136,000 posts

     #resinjewelry   139,000 posts

     #vintagejewelry   678,000 posts

 

Drawing, Sketch, etc

     #draw   37 million

     #drawing   93 million

     #doodles   5 million

     #zentangle   1.4 million

     #zentangleart   314,000 posts

 

Bookmaking

     #bookarts   53,000 posts

     #bookmaking   41,000 posts

 

Paper Arts

     #artjournal   871,000 posts

     #artjournaling   241,000 posts

     #artjournalcourage  200 posts

     #paper   11 million posts

     #paperart   1.2 million posts

     #papercraft   1.5 million posts

     #papercrafts   443,000 posts

     #papercrafting   338,000 posts

 

Scrapbooking

     #alteredscrap   500 posts

     #layout   1.1 million posts

     #layouts   55,000 posts

     #mixedmediascrapbooking   4,000 posts

     #scrap   1.1 million posts

     #scrapbook   1.5 million posts

     #scrapbooker   30,000 posts

     #scrapbooking   2.3 million posts

     #scrapbooklayout   114,000 posts

     #scrapping   87,000 posts

 

Cardmaking

     #atc   515,000 posts

     #artisttradingcard   51,000 posts

     #artisttradingcards   27,000 posts

     #card   2.9 million

     #cardmaking   840,000 posts

     #cards   3.1 million

     #greetingcard   287,000 posts

     #greetingcards   596,000 posts

     #handmadecard   232,000 posts

     #handmadecards   414,000 posts

     #mixedmediacard   1,400 posts  

     #rubberstamp   230,000 posts

     #rubberstamping   37,000 posts

     #stamping   980,000 posts

 

Home Decor

     #decor   28 million posts

     #decoration   16 million

     #diy   30 million posts

     #diydecor   224,000 posts

     #diyhomedecor   50,000 posts

     #homedecor   23 million posts

     #wallhanging   480,000 posts

 

Craft  

     #artsandcrafts   1.2 million posts

     #artsncrafts   66,000 posts

     #craft   10.2 million posts

     #crafts   4.7 million posts

     #crafty   2.7 million posts

     #handmade   97 million posts

     #handmadecraft   91,000 posts

     #handmadecrafts   87,000 posts

     #instacraft   315,000 posts

     #instacrafter   5,000 posts

     #instacrafts    39,000 posts

 

Steampunk

     #steampunk   1.6 million posts

     #steampunkart   65,000 posts

     #steampunkgirl   27,000 posts

     #steampunkstyle   79,000 posts

 

Tutorials/Teaching

     #arttutorial   21,000 posts

     #processvideo  24,000 posts 

     #tutorial   3.4 million posts

 

Regional/International

     #hkartist   50,000 posts

     #hkcraft   8,000 posts

 

 

Contributors to The #Hashtag Project Library 

     abela.artistry     Kristy Abela

     artnewwave     John Creighton Petersen

     minaskreativa     Melina Dahl

     scrappinready     Nadine Carlier

     phoebetonosaki     Phoebe Tonosaki

 

 

 

Other #Hashtags To Use (not featured in The #Hashtag Project)

The #Hashtag Project list can only be sooooo long and can’t possibly feature every single hashtag that you might want to use for your posts. Take a look at your post and what do you see? Did you take a picture of the Eiffel Tower? Some hashtags you could use would be #eiffeltower, #paris, #france etc. Although these might not be targeted enough, it gives you an idea of what to look for when looking for hashtags to use for a post.

Another example would be if you used a stamp ink from a designer from a particular manufacturer. You could hashtag the type of ink, the designer, and the manufacturer to help increase your exposure because many times the designers and manufacturers will share/re-post GREAT projects that feature their products. AND you can tag the designer and manufacturer as well (@designers_name, @craft_manufacturer).

 

Why aren’t manufacturers, designers for products and companies featured in The #Hashtag Project? 

The #Hashtag Project is being created to support artists and their work, and to help build their own profiles and Instagram presence. After conversations with many different artists who work in a variety of different mediums, we all agreed that having a list that excluded these types of hashtags would avoid showing any bias or conflicts of interest towards any particular company, their products or individual. The #Hashtag Project Library would quickly turn into a ‘who’s who’ listing of brands, with names and products overpowering the list of hashtags that potentially reach a wider audience of artists and those who are inspired by the art they create. Outside of the ‘craft’ industry, most working artists do not put a premium on a particular designer, product or manufacturer but instead focus their energy on the totality of their work and the finished piece of art that they have created and The #Hashtag Project supports this ideal.