Animal Crossing: How to Get Ornaments

By | December 15, 2020

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This page is part of IGN’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons Wiki guide and details everything you need to know about finding and getting Ornaments during the Winter Event.

Whether it’s obtaining all Red, Blue, and Gold Ornaments or simply collecting the 13 Festive DIY recipes, we have you covered in our complete guide below.

How to Find and Get Ornaments

Starting on December 15th to January 6th, you will have the opportunity to find and collect Christmas Ornaments that have been used to decorate a number of Cedar trees.

These festive looking trees can not be missed, as they are lined with brightly colored Christmas lights.When shaking these festive trees, there will be a chance to receive one of three special Ornament which include:

  • Red Ornaments
  • Blue Ornaments
  • Gold Ornaments

These Ornaments can be used to craft 13 unique Festive themed DIY Recipes.

While there may be no limit on the amount of Ornaments that can drop from each tree, you will need to ensure that the Ornaments are collected quite frequently as like other items, they will not stack.

So you’re probably wondering, many Ornaments will you need to complete the entire Festive DIY Recipe set? Well, you will require the following number of Ornaments:

  • 36 Red Ornaments
  • 43 Blue Ornaments
  • 42 Yellow Ornaments

If you find that you’ve got extra to spare, you can always opt to sell them at Nook’s Cranny, as they will buy each Ornament for 50 Bells.

How to Get the Festive DIY Recipes

Now that you’ve collected enough Ornaments, you will need to begin the task of collecting all 13 Festive DIY Recipes.

In order to start collecting the recipes, you will need shoot down Flying Balloons that appears on your island. These have been known to appear on a 5 minute cycle – however, they aren’t always guaranteed. It is also worth mentioning that it is possible to receive duplicate recipes, so you may have to trade them with friends if you’re struggling to collect all the recipes.Thankfully, Isabelle will send all players the Ornament Wreath Recipe during her morning announcement on December 15th to kick off the limited time event.

The Festive DIY Recipes can range from Wallpaper, Flooring, Accessories, Furniture, and even more.


Curious as to what each of the Festive Items look like? Check out our complete guide on crafting all 13 Festive DIY recipes here.