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Check this Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH) guide on how to craft! Including DIY Recipes list, how to get recipes, crafting materials, in bulk, and from storage!!!

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Create Your Own Furniture & Tools

Create Your Own Furniture & Tools

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you'll be able to do some DIY crafting! This means you'll be able to craft your own furniture and tools, even customize them, as long as you have the materials and the DIY recipe for them!

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Attend Workshops To Learn

Attend Workshops To Learn

When you get to the island, Tom Nook will announce that there are DIY workshops which you can attend. These will teach you the basics of DIY crafting. You can also learn how to customize your own DIY crafts when you progress through the game.

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Collect Materials For Crafting

Collect Materials For Crafting

A brand new mechanic in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is crafting material gathering. Chopping trees and hitting rocks can give you wood or stone, materials used and needed for DIY crafting.

DIY - How To Craft

How To Craft Procedure Chart

How To Craft Procedure Chart
No. Procedure
1 Learn DIY recipes
2 Gather materials
3 Craft in workbench

1. Learn DIY Recipes

Learn DIY Recipes

The first thing you need to do is to learn some DIY recipes so that they will be included in your recipe list. You need to open your inventory & manually select the recipe to learn them.

>> Find Out What To Do With Duplicate Recipes Here

Can Be Bought With Bells Or Nook Miles

Can Be Bought With Bells Or Nook Miles

DIY recipes can be purchased from Resident Services or redeemed from the Nook Stop terminal with Nook Miles!

Can Be Checked With Nook Phone

Can Be Checked With Nook Phone

You can also check your DIY recipes via the Nook Phone— a new tool that lets you easily access the new mechanics in the game!

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Can Be Found Via Message Bottle

Can Be Found Via Message Bottle

You can pick up DIY recipes if you find message bottles in the sand on your island's beach. Open them up and you might find a recipe you haven't learned yet!

Can Be Learned By Picking Up Items

Can Be Learned By Picking Up Items

Another way to get DIY recipes is by picking up items or fishing up trash. Fishing up tires, cans, and even boots will let you learn unique DIY recipes!

2. Gather Materials

Gather Materials

After learning the DIY recipe, check what crafting materials you will be needing. You can gather materials from a variety of sources in the island - trees, rocks, and more!

3. Craft In Workbench

Craft In Tom Nook

After you have the materials and the DIY recipe, head over to a workbench and select the item you want to craft. After a short animation, the item will appear in your inventory.

Cannot Craft In Bulk Or From Storage

It is currently not possible to craft items which are in your storage space, nor is it possible to create more than one item simultaneously!

Can Also Craft In DIY Workbench

Can Also Craft In DIY Workbench

You can also craft items in a simple DIY workbench that you create yourself. This can be placed almost anywhere on the island, making it easy to create a work space!

Hold A To Craft Faster

Holding the A button will actually slightly increase your crafting speed! Press the button two times to get it over with faster.

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How To Customize Furniture


You can also use DIY workbench to customize your furnitures, tools, and Nook Phone. Read the guide below to learn more about furniture customization.

Check Out Furniture & Phone Customization From Here

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