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Check out our guide on how to get cardboard box in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH). Includes info on variations, customizing, cardboard box furniture, DIY recipes!!!

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How To Get Cardboard Boxes

Check The Recycle Box


You can often find cardboard boxes in the recycle box in the Residential Services. Cardboard boxes appear frequently when a villager moves out of your island.

Learn How To Get Villagers To Move Out From Here

Purchase At Nook's Cranny

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▲Examples of Cardboard Boxes with designs

Nook's Cranny sometime sells cardboard boxes. Note that you can buy a cardboard box with a different design here as well.

Purchase With Nook Shopping

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If you have obtained a cardboard box at least once before, you can purchase more cardboard boxes via Nook Shopping. The price is 120 bells per box, which isn't too expensive - stock up if you anticipating using a lot of these for DIY Recipes!

Learn More On Nook Shopping From Here

Uses Of Cardboard Boxes

Use As A Decoration


Cardboard boxes can be placed on the floor and used as a decoration. Cardboard boxes are not fashionable items, but they do add a sense of realism to a room!

Cardboard Boxes Can Be Stacked

It's possible to actually put items on top of Cardboard Boxes. Also note that you can put one cardboard box on top of another and stack them up as well.

Use It As DIY Material


There are many DIY recipes which use cardboard boxes as a material. If you want to fill your room with cardboard box furniture, you can do so!

Customizing Cardboard Boxes

You Can't Customize Cardboard Boxes Directly


You can't customize a cardboard box to get different designed cardboard box. If you want to get a cardboard box with a different design, your only recourse will be to buy it from Nook's Cranny.

Ask Other Players To Catalog It

If your friend has a cardboard box with a different design, ask him/her to catalog trade it to you. Once it's registered in your catalog, you can purchase the same design from Nook Shopping.

Learn How To Catalog Items From Here

You Can Customize DIY Furniture


You can't customize a cardboard box itself, but you can customize furniture crafted from cardboard boxes. Use a customization kit at a workbench to accomplish this.

Learn How To Customize Furniture From Here

Cardboard Box DIY Recipes

Use Cardboard Box To Make Gift Pile


The new Toy Day exclusive DIY recipe Gift Pile uses Cardboard box as a material. See the guide below to learn how to get its recipe and another required material Red Wrapping Paper.

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