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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Acorn and Pine Cone recipe list

Lots of cute crafts using Acorns and Pine Cones await

An Animal Crossing cheerily stands near a burning leaf pile with marshmallows roasting Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch, you’ll be able to find Acorns and Pine Cones during the fall, along with seasonal items to make out of them.

Northern Hemisphere players will likely get these items from September until November and Southern Hemisphere players will see them from March to May. We’re still waiting to fully confirm these dates, but based off of how fish and bugs interact with the different hemispheres, this pattern seems most likely.

During this period, you can find seasonal recipes that use Acorns and Pine Cones by shooting down balloons with your Slingshot or finding recipes washed up on the beach in bottles. If you don’t grab all of the recipes by the time the season ends, you’ll be out of luck until next year (unless you time travel). You’ll have to beg some friends to build some of these recipes for you.

To get Pine Cones, you’ll have to shake Cedar Trees. Similarly, to get Acorns, you’ll have to shake Hardwood Trees. These will fall out of the trees the same way tree branches do.

Update (Nov. 15, 2021): We’ve updated this guide with a recipe added in the 2.0 update. You can check out a list of the recipes and what you’ll need to craft the items below.

Acorn Rug

A New Horizons recipe for an Acorn Rug Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 6 Acorn

Yellow-leaf Pile

Crafting requirements for Yellow-leaf Pile Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • Three Acorns
  • Five Weeds

Pile of Leaves

An Animal Crossing: New Horizons recipe for a Pile of Leaves Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • Three Pine Cones
  • Five Weeds

Leaf Campfire

Crafting requirements for a Leaf Campfire Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • Three Pine Cones
  • Five Weeds
  • Three Tree Branches

Traditional Balancing Toy

Crafting requirements for a Traditional Balancing Toy Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • Four Acorn
  • Two Hardwood

Tree’s Bounty Lamp

Crafting requirements for a Tree’s Bounty Lamp Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • Six Acorn
  • Four Clay

Tree’s Bounty Little Tree

Crafting requirements for a Tree’s Bounty Little Tree Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Isabelle will give you this recipe during morning announcements, but you can still shoot down the recipe from balloons.

  • One Hardwood
  • Four Acorns
  • Six Pine Cones

Pine Bonsai Tree

Crafting requirements for a Pine Bonsai Tree Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • Eight Pine Cone
  • Five Clay

Tree’s Bounty Mobile

Crafting requirements for a Tree’s Bounty Mobile Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • Two Pine Cones
  • Three Acorns
  • Three Tree Branches

Acorn Pochette

Crafting requirements for an Acorn Pochette Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • Six Acorns

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