Each season in Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings with it a new set of seasonal DIY recipes and materials to collect. While summer has just a handful of shell-related DIYs and only one seasonal material, the summer shell, fall has three different sets of recipes with quite a few different resources to find throughout the season. The first of these sets uses a combination of two materials you can find starting on the first day of autumn: acorns and pine cones.
In New Horizons, fall begins on September 1 in the Northern Hemisphere and March 1 in the Southern Hemisphere. The season continues until the last day of November or May, respectively, and you can find acorns and pine cones, as well as their associated recipes, all season long. Here’s how you can get the materials and DIYs.
How To Get Acorns And Pine Cones
To find acorns and pine cones, you’ll need to shake your trees once a day during fall. Acorns drop from hardwood trees (the ones that look like fruit trees but don’t bear fruit), while pine cones drop from cedar trees. You’ll want a healthy mix of both types to maximize your chances of finding acorns and pine cones. Just be careful, because five wasp nests will drop from random trees each day, leading to a wasp attack–keep your net out while you shake so you can catch wasps easily and avoid stings.
Both materials are relatively rare, and you’ll likely only get one of each per day, if any. You can travel to mystery islands using Nook Miles Tickets if you want to try getting a few more each day, since acorns and pine cones can drop on those islands too.
How To Get Fall DIY Recipes
As we mentioned above, there are three sets of fall DIY recipes to collect. Acorns and pine cones make up the initial set, which you can find throughout the entire season. Then, in November (Northern Hemisphere) or May (Southern Hemisphere), you can find mushrooms and mushroom DIYs, and finally, you can find maple leaves and maple leaf DIYs from November 16–25 or May 16–25. Some of the maple leaf DIYs also require acorns and pine cones, but they can only be found during that 10-day period rather than throughout the entire season.
Like with any seasonal DIY recipes, you can only get them through balloon gifts–the one exception is the tree’s bounty little tree recipe, which Isabelle will give you at the start of fall. See our full guide to balloon gifts in New Horizons for an explanation of when they appear and tips on how to farm balloons for seasonal DIYs.
All Acorn And Pine Cone Recipes
Below are all the acorn and pine cone recipes you can find throughout the fall season. Note that this list does not include tree’s bounty big tree or tree’s bounty arch because although they require acorns and pine cones, they can only be found during the 10-day maple leaf season toward the end of fall.
- tree’s bounty little tree
- tree’s bounty mobile
- tree’s bounty lamp
- traditional balancing toy
- pile of leaves
- yellow-leaf pile
- leaf campfire
- acorn pochette
- pine bonsai tree
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