At the start of April many of the trees on your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island turn a beautiful pink hue and cherry-blossom petals begin lilting around on the breeze. That's because cherry blossom season arrives each year from 1st - 10th April (running concurrently with the Bunny Day event).
You can collect this cherry blossom falling from the trees with your bug-catching net ready to use for... something. Just what are the cherry blossom leaves used for, then?
Well, cherry blossom petals are a crafting material used to build a set of seasonal cherry blossom furniture. Below we've assembled a table of every piece of craftable cherry blossom furniture we've encountered so far, as well as the materials you'll need according to the DIY recipes.
We'll update this table if we encounter any more cherry-blossom items.
How do I get the cherry blossom furniture items DIY recipes?
You get the DIY recipes for the cherry-blossom items randomly from balloons that float over your island, although not the multicoloured ones associated with Bunny Day.
Balloons are easy to spot by the breezy whistling sound they make as they float overhead and can be shot down using a slingshot. They spawn every 5 minutes or so (minutes that end in a 4 or a 9, in fact), so keep and eye (and an ear) out for them.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Cherry-blossom item list
Here's a full list of all the craftable cherry-blossom items available in the game.
|Cherry-blossom item||DIY Recipe material needed|
|Blossom-viewing Lantern||6x Cherry-blossom Petals, 4x Hardwood|
6x Cherry-blossom Petals, 2x Hardwood, 3x Clumps of Weeds, 3x Clay
|Cherry-blossom Branches||8x Cherry-blossom Petals, 4x Tree Branches, 4x Clay|
5x Cherry-blossom Petals, 1x Iron Nugget
|Cherry-blossom Flooring||10x Cherry-blossom Petals, 20 Clumps of Weeds|
|Cherry-blossom Petal Pile||5x Cherry-blossom Petals|
|Cherry-blossom Pochette||6x Cherry-blossom Petals|
|Cherry-blossom Pond Stone||10x Stone, 3x Cherry-blossom Petals|
|Cherry Blossom Trees Wall||10x Cherry-blossom Petals, 5x Hardwood|
|Cherry-blossom Umbrella||7x Cherry-blossom Petals|
|Cherry-blossom Wand||3x Cherry-blossom Petals, 3x Star Fragment|
|Outdoor Picnic Set||10x Cherry-blossom Petals|
|Sakura-wood Flooring||5x Cherry-blossom Petals, 10x Wood|
|Sakura-wood Wall||5x Cherry-blossom Petals, 10x Wood|
This article is part of our Animal Crossing: New Horizons walkthrough, which includes a Complete Fish List, Complete Bug List and Complete Sea Creatures List. If you're looking for specific fish or bug, we can tell you how to catch the elusive Coelacanth, Mahi-Mahi, Giant Trevally, Stringfish, Golden Trout and all the Sharks and Beetles, along with a full list of Critters leaving at the end of the month. We've also compiled a Complete Villager List and a Complete List of K.K. Slider Songs, as well as the Best Custom Design Codes and Islands we've found so far, and the best islands to visit using Dream Address Codes.
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And finally Where to Buy Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch if for some reason you haven't yet picked up the game.