April is here, which means it’s cherry blossom season in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This comes with a new array of crafting recipes for limited-time furniture, clothing, and more. Here’s everything you need to know on how to get them.
Cherry blossom season is probably the prettiest time of year in the Animal Crossing series, as certain trees turn their leaves into sakura flowers – specifically hardwood ones in New Horizons. In Japan, sakura season is usually in the start of April for major cities such as Tokyo, and the game is no different.
Running from April 1 through 10, the beautiful flowers transform islands into a pink paradise. That’s not all, though, as players can use their petals to craft some gorgeous, limited-time items.
How to craft cherry blossom items in New Horizons
Firstly, you’ll need to learn recipes before you can even start crafting the cute items the event has to offer. They can only be found by shooting balloons down with a slingshot, and even then the spawn rate for presents including a recipe seems to be uncommon, so it might take some time.
While on the lookout for the balloons, you’ll no doubt notice rogue flower petals floating around your island. You might be tempted to ignore them, but you’ll actually need to catch them with your net as though they were a flying bug in order to start crafting the sakura-themed items.
Be careful, though – if you miss your shot, the petal will disappear and you’ll have to start your search for another one all over again.
Once you’ve got enough petals to make a recipe after learning it, head to your crafting table to make the item. There are 14 different items to collect, so make sure you’re well-stocked on slingshots so you have a backup if yours breaks.
The full list of cherry blossom items and the materials needed to craft each piece can be found below:
Cherry-blossom-trees wall – 10x petals, 5x hardwood
Cherry-blossom flooring – 10x petals, 20x weeds
Sakura-wood wall – 5x petals, 10x wood
Sakura-wood flooring – 5x petals, 10x wood
Cherry-blossom-petal pile – 5x petals
Cherry-blossom bonsai – 6x petals, 2x hardwood, 3x weeds, 3x stone
Cherry-blossom branches – 8x petals, 4x tree branch, 5x clay
Cherry-blossom pond stone – 10x stone, 3x petals
Blossom-viewing lantern – 6x petals, 4x hardwood
Outdoor picnic set – 10x petals
Cherry-blossom wand – 3x petals, 3x star fragments
Cherry-blossom clock – 5x petals, 1x iron nugget
Cherry-blossom umbrella – 7x petals
Cherry-blossom pochette – 6x petals
Alongside the season, the Bunny Day event is also running from April 1 to 12 in celebration of Easter, giving players a lot to do at the start of the month.
For everything you need to know about the “eggs-ellent” event, check out our handy guide.