'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' DIY Recipes - List of Recipes & How to Get Them All

A huge aspect of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the building projects that let players craft furniture, tools and more.

These DIY Recipes are obtained through various in-game events and - for many - by chance. The more you play Animal Crossing: New Horizons the greater the chance you have of finding or receiving a recipe as a gift.

Certain residents of your island may give you a DIY Recipe depending on certain conditions, while Tom Nook can give you one after a certain number of days on the island. We've found that DIY Recipes are most often obtained via messages in bottles. Scouring the beaches for these bottles should be something players do every day. Open these bottles, and more often than not they'll contain a DIY Recipe.

A neat aspect of these messages is that you may get one you already have. Set off to a friend's island and leave the recipe there for them to get or sell the bottle for some extra Bells.

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We've begun compiling a list of every DIY Recipe in New Horizons with the necessary crafting materials as well as how to obtain them.

Note: This list is constantly being updated

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EVERY DIY RECIPE IN ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS

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DIY Recipes fall into five different categories: Tools, Housewares, Miscellaneous, Equipment and Other.

Tools and Housewares are self-explanatory while Miscellaneous often means you can craft items like pots to decorate your home and island. Equipment includes items you can hold, like umbrellas, while Other refers to medicines, bait and other consumables. We've separated this list by category.

Tools

Flimsy Axe - Tree Branch (x5), stone (x1)

  • Can be purchased from Tommy in Resident Services

Flimsy Fishing Rod - Tree branch (x5)

  • Can be purchased from Tommy in Resident Services (DIY for Beginners)

Flimsy Net - Tree Branch (x5)

  • Can be purchased from Tommy in Resident Services (DIY for Beginners)

Flimsy Watering Can - Softwood (x5)

  • Can be purchased from Tommy in Resident Services

Slingshot - Hardwood (x5)

  • Can be purchased from Tommy in Residents Services

The following DIY Recipes are obtained when purchasing the Pretty Good Tools for 3000 Nook Miles

  • Fishing Rod - Flimsy Fishing Rod (x1), iron nugget (x1)
  • Shovel - Flimsy shovel (x1), iron nugget (x1)
  • Net - Flimsy net (x1), iron nugget (x1)
  • Stone Axe - flimsy axe (x1), wood (x3)
  • Axe - flimsy axe (x1), wood (x3), iron nugget (x1)

Vaulting Pole - Softwood (x5)

  • Once Blathers comes to your island, he'll give you this DIY Recipe

Ladder - Wood (x4), Hardwood (x4), Softwood (x4)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Housewares

Tire Toy - Old Tire (x1)

  • Fished up an Old Tire, which unlocks the Recipe

Campfire - tree branch (x3)

Bonfire - Campfire (x1), Wood (x10)

Tiki Torch - Tree branch (x5), Wood (x5)

Simply DIY workbench - hardwood (x5), iron nugget (x1)

  • Obtained on Day 2 in your mailbox

Log Stakes - wood (x3)

Birdhouse - wood (x10), softwood (x5)

Wooden full length mirror - wood (x5), iron nugget (x1)

  • Found in a message in a bottle

Wooden Low Table - Wood (x10)

  • Message in a Bottle

Sauna Heater - Stone (x6), Iron Nugget (x3), Wood (x3)

  • Message in a Bottle

Log Sofa - Hardwood (x8)

  • Message in a Bottle

Gong - Iron Nugget (x6). Wood (x5)

  • Message in a Bottle

Natural Garden Table - Hardwood (x9), Iron Nugget (x3)

  • Message in a Bottle

Clothesline - Tree Branch (x10)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Log Garden Lounge - Hardwood (x12)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Log Stool - Hardwood (x4)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Log Sofa - Hardwood (x8)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Wooden Chair - Wood (x6)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Wooden Simple Bed - Wood (x18)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Wooden-Block Table - Wooden-Block Toy (x1), Softwood (x8)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Wooden-Block Stereo - Wooden-Block Toy (x1), Softwood (x5), Iron Nugget (x2)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Stone Stool - Stone (x3)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Stone Table - Stone (x8)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Iron Garden Chair - Iron Nugget (x3)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Iron Garden Table - Iron Nugget (x5)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Water Pump - Iron Nugget (x2), Clay (x6)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Pear Wardrobe - Pear (x10)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission (Pear native fruit)

Pear Bed - Pear (x10), Softwood (x6)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Wooden Wardrobe - Wood (x12)

  • Given by Tom Nook after you build three more houses on your island (around Day 6)

Equipment

Leaf Umbrella - clump of weeds (x15)

  • Speak to resident

Miscellaneous

Pot - Clay (x5)

  • Message in a Bottle

Classic Pitcher - Clay (x4)

  • Message in a Bottle

Shell Speaker - Conch (x3), Iron Nugget (x2)

Wooden-Block Toy - Softwood (x3)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Bamboo-shoot Lamp - Young Spring Bamboo (x4), Bamboo Shoot (x5), Clay (x4)

  • Balloon Present
  • Seasonal Recipe

Wall-Mounted

Mum Wreath - White Mums (x3), Yellow Mums (x3), Red Mums (x3)

  • Given by Tom Nook during build three houses mission

Wallpaper/Floors/Rugs

Honeycomb Wall - Wasp Nest (x6)

  • Message in a Bottle

Steel Flooring - Iron Nugget (x7)

  • Gift from resident

Other

Medicine - Wasp nest (x1), clump of weeds (x3)

  • Speak to one of your two original residents after being stung by a wasp

Fish Bait - Manila Clam (x1)

  • Dig up a Manila Clam using the shovel to unlock recipe

Bridge Construction Kit - Log Stakes (x4), Clay (x4), Stone (x4)

  • Tom Nook gives you this recipe after setting up the new shop

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available now for Nintendo Switch.

What do you think of the DIY Recipes? Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section.

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