Animal Crossing: New Horizons has rolled out yet another seasonal event, and this time players can make different DIY case recipes with acorns and cones. This is how you join the fun, which happens between September and November 2020.
Find acorns and cones
Isabelle will inform you about the new seasonal event in her morning announcement. She will refer to how you can participate in the new festivities ̵1; shake trees. The event is available in September, October and November in the northern hemisphere or March, April and May for those in the southern hemisphere.
Normal deciduous and fruit trees will drop acorns, and the tall cedar trees given in the inaccessible part of your island at the beginning of the game will drop cones. Palms do not drop acorns or cones.
Each tree provides an unlimited amount of material. However, there is a relatively small chance of finding an acorn or cone. If you only get branches when you shake trees, do not be discouraged – just shake! There is a limited area / space that objects will land in, so be sure to stop and pick up the fallen branches between the shakes.
Unlike the blue shells found during the summer event, you do not have to wait for time to play with more of these craft materials. Instead, you can shake trees as much as they want to harvest the fruits.
Sell your excess acorns and cones
If you are not interested in autumn-themed DIY recipes, or if you have created them all and you have too many materials left, Timmy and Tommy will buy acorns and cones with 200 bells each.
The complete seasonal set with a DIY autumn theme is nicely categorized under the menu “Seasonal recipes” in the DIY Recipes Nook app. Autumn-themed DIY recipes require about 35 acorns and a total of 31 pine nuts, and you have three months to collect all the recipes. DIY recipes that you have a surplus of can also be sold to Timmy and Tommy or given to friends.
Find DIY recipes for autumn theme
Isabelle will present a DIY recipe for a free Tree Bounty Little Tree in her announcement of the day. After that, it’s up to you to find the rest.
Throughout the multi-month event, players can find seasonal, autumn-themed DIY recipes that use acorns and cones to make furniture and accessories. These DIY recipes can only be found by shooting down balloons with your slingshot.
Unfortunately, there is no way to control exactly what a balloon will drop.
To make balloon popping a little easier, look up at the sky by tilting the analog stick on your right joy-con controls. Balloons fly over your island in a pattern from right to left. Since 6 pm local time, the wind will turn and balloons will fly over your island in the opposite direction. By standing on the beach with the camera tilted, you can shoot down the balloons as soon as they fly in.