Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Mushroom DIY Guide

At the time of writing, it’s not mushroom season just yet — it starts in November and lasts for the whole month! Shooting balloons and grinding out DIY recipes is a pain, but the mushroom series has some really nice decoration options. My personal favorite is the mush lamp, which can be placed and customized to give your island a whimsical feel. Without further ado, then, let’s get right into our ACNH mushroom DIY guide!

ACNH Mushroom DIY

Pick Mushrooms

For the entire month of November, five different types of mushrooms will spawn around your island: elegant, flat, rare, round, and skinny. You’ll have to pick several of each type of mushroom to be able to craft every item from the mushroom series. If you want, you can also opt to purposefully drop mushrooms on your island to use as pseudo-decorations — if you combine these with weeds and stone patterns, you can give your town a natural look. By the way, if you’re in the southern hemisphere, mushrooms spawn for the month of May instead.

Shoot Balloons

As always, the fastest way to obtain mushroom DIY recipes is by waiting for balloons to spawn. Then you can shoot them down with a slingshot, and fingers crossed that it contains a recipe you need! If you don’t know this already, balloons spawn when the last digit of the clock reads 4 or 9. It’ll take a few minutes for the balloon to make its way over your island, so keep an eye out!

You can also obtain DIY recipes from message bottles that spawn on the shores of the island, though this only happens a few times a day. Ultimately, balloons are the faster method, so you’ll need to hunker down and grind out some popping if you’re looking to gather every mushroom recipe. Feel free to time travel if you don’t think you’ll be able to get them all before the event ends.

Furniture List

There are a grand total of twelve mushroom recipes. These include the Forest flooring, the Forest wall, the Mush lamp, the Mush log, the Mush low stool, the Mush parasol, the Mush partition, the Mush table, the Mush umbrella, the Mush wall, the Mushroom wand, and the Mushroom wreath. That’s going to be quite a few balloons (or message bottles, if you decide to go that route).

You’re welcome to take a look at the gallery above to see what each item looks like (in addition to the specific materials you’ll need). It’s kind of a shame that this is another set of items locked behind balloon farming, but it at least makes up for that fact by including several really neat decorations! If you do decide to farm some balloons, we wish you the best of luck. If you have any questions, please direct them to our Discord community!

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