Animal Crossing New Horizons Winter Update – ACNH Crafting Materials, DIY Recipes & Holiday Themed Items

Animal Crossing New Horizons

Animal Crossing New Horizons

The ACNH Winter Update (version 1.6. 0) has already officially launched on November 19th. A brand new Animal Crossing New Horizons winter update items series are also coming, read this Animal Crossing guide, featuring spawn the seasonal crafting material (ornaments), festive items and DIY Recipes, collect enough of ACNH items to create a wonderful winter Christmas themed Island.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Winter Update – ACNH Seasonal Crafting Material & DIY Recipe

In the Northern Hemisphere Winter is well and truly underway with everyone seeing heavy snow showers and eventually seeing the snow settled on the ground. Furthermore, players in the Southern Hemisphere are now seeing the summer for the first time which is really exciting. No matter which region or hemisphere you’re in, the holiday festivities are fast approaching which just like other holidays throughout the year. It brings with it an all-new seasonal crafting material and Animal Crossing DIY recipes.

Starting from the 15th of December in both hemispheres cedar trees will become decorated with

festive tree lights. It is one of the best ways to transform your ACNH festive winter island design and makes everything feel more alive.

ACNH Winter Updates Crafting Material

ACNH Winter update Ornaments will be available around 3 weeks from 12TH December until the 6th, January. As a matter of fact, cedar trees are the source of the latest crafting material called ornaments. Ornaments act the same way as previous materials such as acorns and pine cones, you will be able to get them by spawn when shaking the festive trees. The trees will drop up to three different types of ornaments, including red ornaments, blue ornaments, and gold ornaments.

How To Get Ornaments In Animal Crossing New Horizons

They’re all pretty easy to find as unlike acorns and pine cones. For example, the trees only drop ornaments so you won’t be plagued by a million tree branches while collecting them. The drop rate is random but it seems the gold ornaments are slightly rarer and harder to find than the red or blue ones.

What’s more, you only need one decorated cedar tree to obtain these materials which is great for those of you with heavily developed islands or very few cedar trees. This is because there is no limit to how many ornaments can spawn from a single tree as a total of 14 ornaments can be obtained each time when shaking both sides. In that case, it’s super quick to collect as many as you need for building your ACNH Christmas town.

Animal Crossing New Horizons DIY Recipes – How To Find Winter Ornaments DIY Recipes

As you’d expect the ornaments can be used to craft the latest limited time festive items but just like other seasonal materials we have to find and learn the recipes first. The Animal Crossing festive DIY recipes are still seasonal, so it can be found in the balloon present that float across the skies every 5 to 10 minutes. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee for finding these recipes as it’s still random with a rumored 15 drop rate for seasonal recipes. However, if you spend a bit of time farming the balloons and waiting along the beach until you hear them floating past you should be able to find some.

Animal Crossing Winter Update – ACNH Holiday Themed Items

Latest update festive-themed items in Animal Crossing New Horizons couple of weeks ago, there are 14 items in total and 2 new items that include the big festive tree, the festive top set, the smaller festive tree, the holiday candle, the illuminated present, the illuminated reindeer, snowflakes, tree, the classic jingle wall, the ornament mobile, wreath, the tabletop festive tree, the festive rug and festive wrapping paper which were super Christmassy and pretty.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Festive Themed Items DIY Recipe

Isabelle will give you the first festive Animal Crossing DIY recipe for the festive wreath in her morning announcement about the festive trees. Don’t worry if she doesn’t give it to you straight away though as sometimes it takes a few days. At least one of each of the Christmas-themed items you’ll need a total of 37 red ornaments 41 blue ornaments and 43 gold ornaments. Though it sounds a lot given how easy they are to find.


Just remember the balloons are also dropping snowflake DIY recipes right now, so it may take a little while to find the festive items.

festive wrap

The recipe for the festive wrap and paper is time-locked until the toy day, you are most likely to obtain it from jingle.

Newest updated Animal Crossing crafting materials and new festive furniture set including the illuminated items that are now available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Or you can enjoy free Animal Crossing Nook Miles Tickets, Bells and Items at the most reliable online store