How to Build DIY Items | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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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 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

Buyable DIY Reipces

Some DIY Recipes are part of a collection and can be bought for Bells and Nook Miles. You can see which DIY recipes you get by buying each of them on their respective guides!

Buyable DIY Recipe Collections
Pretty Good Tools DIY for Beginners
Test Your DIY Skills Wildest Dreams

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
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Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Bamboo Series.pngBamboo Series Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Cherry-Blossom Series.pngCherry-Blossom Series
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Shell Series.pngShell Series Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) TreeTree's Bounty Series
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Maple-Leaf Series.pngMaple-Leaf Series Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Mushroom Series.pngMushroom Series
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Ice (Frozen) Series.pngIce (Frozen) Series Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Snowflake Series.pngSnowflake Series
Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) Festive Series.pngFestive 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!

Frequently-Used Materials

Clay ImageClay Clump of Weeds ImageClump of Weeds Gold Nugget ImageGold Nugget Hardwood ImageHardwood
Iron Nugget ImageIron Nugget Manila Clam ImageManila Clam Softwood ImageSoftwood Stone ImageStone
Tree Branch ImageTree Branch Wood ImageWood

List of DIY Materials

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

1 Obtain the DIY recipe for the item.
2 Gather the needed Materials.
3 Use 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 check the materials needed for by looking at the item recipe from a workbench, or through the DIY Recipes app on your NookPhone.

Make sure you have the Materials in your pockets!

3. Use 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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