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Animal Crossing: New Horizons festive season DIY recipe list

Shake festive ornaments off of trees to craft into holiday furnishings

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Colorful ornaments scatter the floor under a pine tree in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there is a specific festive season to get special holiday-themed DIY recipes.

From December 15 until January 6, regardless of which hemisphere your island is in, the pine trees get decorated to celebrate the holidays. Shaking the decorated pine trees will drop Red, Blue, and Yellow Ornaments.

During this time, you can collect seasonal recipes by shooting down balloons with your slingshot. Note that these recipes can only be collected during this event period, so if you miss out on any of them, you’ll have to time travel or ask your friends to help.

These recipes shouldn’t get confused with other seasonal winter recipes, whether it’s the Snowflake recipes or the Snowboy recipes. Check out the full list of festive recipes below.

Big Festive Tree

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Big Festive Tree Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 6 Red Ornaments
  • 6 Blue Ornaments
  • 4 Gold Ornaments
  • 5 Wood
  • 5 Clay

Festive Rug

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Festive Rug Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 5 Red Ornaments
  • 5 Blue Ornaments
  • 5 Gold Ornaments

Festive Top Set

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Festive Top Set Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 2 Gold Ornaments
  • 1 Hardwood

Festive Tree

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Festive Tree Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 3 Red Ornaments
  • 3 Blue Ornaments
  • 2 Gold Ornaments
  • 5 Wood

Holiday Candle

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Holiday Candle Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 5 Red Ornaments
  • 5 Weeds

Illuminated Present

An Animal Crossing recipe for an Illuminated Present Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 3 Red Ornaments
  • 4 Gold Ornaments
  • 3 Iron Nuggets

Illuminated Reindeer

An Animal Crossing recipe for an Illuminated Reindeer Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 6 Gold Ornaments
  • 5 Iron Nuggets

Illuminated Snowflakes

An Animal Crossing recipe for Illuminated Snowflakes Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 9 Blue Ornaments
  • 3 Iron Nuggets

Illuminated Tree

An Animal Crossing recipe for an Illuminated Tree Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 8 Red Ornaments
  • 8 Blue Ornaments
  • 6 Gold Ornaments
  • 5 Iron Nuggets

Jingle Wall

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Jingle Wall Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 5 Red Ornaments
  • 5 Blue Ornaments
  • 5 Gold Ornaments
  • 5 Clay

Ornament Mobile

An Animal Crossing recipe for an Ornament Mobile Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Red Ornaments
  • 1 Blue Ornament
  • 1 Gold Ornament
  • 4 Tree Branches

Ornament Wreath

An Animal Crossing recipe for an Ornament Wreath Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Isabelle will give you this DIY recipe during her morning announcements, but you can also shoot it down from balloons.

  • 6 Blue Ornaments
  • 2 Gold Ornaments

Tabletop Festive Tree

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Tabletop Festive Tree Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 5 Gold Ornaments
  • 3 Tree Branches
  • 2 Clay

There are many other seasonal recipes to unlock, depending on the season:


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