If you’ve signed onto Animal Crossing: New Horizons this Fall, you may have noticed that Isabelle mentioned some Maple Leafs have been falling from the trees.
Seasoned players know what this means - materials to make DIYs! Here’s everything you need to know about Maple Leaves.
How to Get Maple Leaves
You can get Maple Leaves from November 16th to 25th in the northern hemisphere and May 16th to 25th in the southern hemisphere. This is a very limited window, so make sure you sign on during this time and grab as many leaves as possible.
Look around your island for leaves falling from the sky. They’re large and orange, so they’re very easy to spot. When you see one, whip out your net and grab it - it’s as easy as that!
They don’t tend to be hard to find, though there will be periods of time when they’re more common on the island than others. You should have plenty of chances to catch them throughout the week of Fall they’re around.
They can be sold for 200 Bells at Nook’s Cranny, though it’s always better to keep them since they can only be found for about nine days of the year.
How to Get Maple Leaf DIYs
If you’re wondering how to get the DIYs, there are a couple of possibilities.
Firstly, they can be shot out of the balloons in the sky. Make sure to keep your slingshot handy at all times!
Otherwise, you can always swap with friends. DIYs can be picked up on other islands, so don’t forget this possibility.
Unfortunately, although DIYs wash up on the shore in bottles every day, you won’t be able to find Maple Leaf DIYs this way. They’re exclusive to the balloons during this time period.
Maple Leaf DIYs
|DIY Recipe||Material Requirement|
|Maple Leaf Pochette|
|Maple Leaf Rug|
|Maple Leaf Umbrella|
|Red Leaf Pile|
|Colored Leaves Flooring|
|Maple Leaf Pond Stone|
|Tree’s Bounty Arch|
|Tree’s Bounty Big Tree|
What to Do if You Missed the Window
Did you miss out on getting Maple Leaves and now the period of the game has come and gone?
Never fear. You have three options!
The first is to solicit DIYs and Maple Leaves from friends.
The second is to take some Kapp’n Boat Tours. Although it’s unconfirmed if you can get Maple Leaves from these islands, we have to assume it’s possible. It can take you to random seasons, and it’s been confirmed that there is a Cherry Blossom island. So, it makes sense that there’s also a Maple Leaf island.
The third is good old-fashioned time-traveling. Set your Switch clock back or forward to the appropriate dates and you’ll be able to find Maple Leaves and their DIYs. Just don’t forget to sell your Turnips first.