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This is a guide to DIY crafting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. For information on DIY recipes and crafting materials, as well as how to craft items in Animal Crossing, read on!

DIY Crafting Recipes

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DIY Crafting Recipes can be found obtained through various mathods, such as getting them from washed-up message bottles, or receiving them from your neighbors!

For more information on Recipes and how to get them, check out our guide!
List of DIY Recipes | How to Get DIY Crafting Recipes

Limited-Time DIY Recipes by Series

Currently, here are the furniture and item sets that require time-limited materials and recipes, so make sure you get them while the events are ongoing!

Time-Limited Series
Bunny Day - Egg TableBunny Day Series Zodiac Furniture 2.pngZodiac Series
Bamboo SeriesBamboo Series Cherry-Blossom SeriesCherry-Blossom Series
Maple Series header.pngMaple-Leaf Series Mushroom SeriesMushroom Series
TreeTree's Bounty Series Frozen Series header.pngIce (Frozen) Series

DIY Crafting Materials

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To craft items, you're going to need materials. Lots of them. We have guides on how you can easily farm each material for endless crafting fun!

List of Materials

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List of Materials

How to Get Materials
clay.pngClay Clump of Weed.pngClump of Weed Tree  Branch.pngTree Branch
Hardwood.pngHardwood Wood.pngWood Softwood.pngSoftwood
Stone.pngStone Iron Nugget.pngIron Nugget Gold Nugget.pngGold Nugget

All Golden Tools

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Once you've had a taste of upgraded tools, the next natural step would be aiming for the Golden Tools.

In our guide below, you can see how to unlock all the Golden Tools Recipes so you can start working on getting those lovely, sparkling, sturdy tools!
List of All Golden Tools

How to Craft DIY Items

Steps to Crafting

  1. Obtain the recipe for the item.
  2. Gather the needed materials.
  3. Find a workbench and start crafting!

1. Obtain the Recipe for the Item

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In order to craft your own stuff, you're going to need a recipe. Read through How to Get DIY Crafting Recipes and grab those recipes!

2. Gather the Needed Materials

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Once you've got the recipe, you're going to need the ingredients. You can heck the materials needed for by looking at the item recipe from a workbench, or through the DIY Recipes app on your NookPhone.

3. Find a Workbench and Start Crafting!

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Finally, use a workbench by pressing the A button in front of it, and select "Let's Craft!"

Unlock the Customization Feature!

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By building many items and becoming a DIY master, you will unlock Customization, which lets you change an item's look!
How to Customize Your Furniture, Phone, and Tools

What is DIY Building?

Process of Crafting and Customizing Your Own Items

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DIY (Do It Yourself) is the act of building or putting something together to create an item, rather than buying it from a store. This is the first game in the Animal Crossing series to have this feature, and this will surely step up your island beautification game!

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Tips & Tricks List of Tools DIY
List of Fossils List of Flowers Characters
Events Shops and Facilities
List of Bugs List of Fish
Custom Designs Message Boards

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17 Anonymousabout 1 month

Do you have a price list for crafted items?

16 Anonymous2 months

DIY on the roll ~

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