While players below the equator enjoyed Maple Leaves shortly after the game released, this is the first time that players in the North have been able to find the Leaves since the game launched in March.
Getting hold of Maple Leaves to craft DIY furniture isn’t too much of a challenge, but actually finding all the required recipes might take a little patience.
How to get Maple Leaves in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Maple Leaves can be found in Animal Crossing in the Northern Hemisphere from November 16 to 26 in the Northern Hemisphere (and from May 16 to 26 in the Southern Hemisphere). They can be found on the ground near trees, and will look like a large brown leaf.
To collect a Maple Leaf, use your bug catching Net to swipe it up. It’ll then be added to your inventory. They can then either be sold to Ton Nook for 200 Bells, or stored for crafting furniture.
Maple Leaves work very similarly to Cherry Blossoms that are available in the Spring (players in the Southern Hemisphere can find these instead until November 26). While there’s no way to predict where they’ll show up, if you search around regularly, you should find enough for your DIY furniture.
How to get Maple Leaf DIY crafting recipes
Maply Leaf recipes can be found through the traditional Animal Crossing means. They’re available in Balloon Presents at random, and there’s also a chance to get one from Isabelle as part of her morning announcement.
It seems that Isabelle will provide the recipe for the Red-Leaf Pile to the DIY Recipes app, provided that there are no other significant announcements that morning.
Finding all of the other recipes will take a little work and a lot of patience, but there are plenty of eye-catching new designs to be discovered.
All Maple Leaf DIY recipes in Animal Crossing
The full list of all Maple Leaf recipes, along with their required crafting ingredients, are as follows:
- Autumn Wall – 5 Maple Leaves, 5 Clumps of Weeds, 5 Wood
- Coloured-Leaves Flooring – 10 Maple Leaves, 15 Clumps of Weeds
- Leaf Stool – 3 Maple Leaves, 3 Wood
- Maple-Leaf Pochette – 6 Maple Leaves
- Maple-Leaf Pond Stone – 10 Stones, 3 Maple Leaves
- Maple-Leaf Umbrella – 7 Maple Leaves
- Red-Leaf Pile – 3 Maple Leaves, 4 Clumps of Weeds
- Tree’s Bounty Arch – 4 Pine Cones, 5 Acorns, 5 Maple Leaves, 15 Tree Branches
- Tree’s Bounty Big Tree – 5 Pine Cones, 4 Acorns, 4 Maple Leaves, 8 Tree Branches, 4 Clay
Bear in mind that the recipes for the Tree’s Bounty Arch and Tree’s Bounty Big Tree won’t actually be available in Animal Crossing until after Maple season ends, so it’s important to hold onto a few extra leaves if you want to craft this furniture.