How to Catch Maple Leaves in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to Catch Maple Leaves in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Learn how to collect falling maple leaves and craft seasonal items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

It’s almost the end of November, which means it’s time to start collecting maple leaves again in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. For a limited time, players can catch falling maple leaves on their island and use them in various seasonal maple leaf DIY crafting recipes. This guide will explain how to catch maple leaves in New Horizons and turn them into fall decorations.

Each year, maple leaves will fall in Animal Crossing: New Horizons from November 16 through November 25. Other smaller leaves will fall through the air during this time as well. Maple leaves are large, red, and fall more slowly than other falling leaves.

How to Catch Maple Leaves

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Much like cherry blossom petals and snowflakes, players can catch maple leaves using a net. The best way to go about catching maple leaves is by sneaking up on them. Sneaking allows you to aim your net more accurately, so you are less likely to miss. While holding a net, hold down the A button to begin sneaking. Slowly approach a falling maple leaf and release A when you get close. Maple leaves can be sold at Nook’s Cranny for 200 Bells each, though it may be better to keep extra maple leaves in your storage for trading purposes or out-of-season usage.

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How to Get Maple Leaf DIY Recipes

Maple leaves are used in an assortment of seasonal DIY crafting recipes. There are 10 DIY recipes that require maple leaves in New Horizons. One of these items, the Leaf Rug, is a new addition that was added as part of New Horizons’ version 2.0 update.

During maple leaf season, players can acquire maple leaf DIY recipes by shooting down balloons with a slingshot. Isabelle will also give players the Red-Leaf Pile crafting recipe during morning announcements at the start of maple leaf season. DIY recipes that use maple leaves can only be obtained during the dates mentioned above, so be sure to shoot down any balloons you come across to get all 10 recipes. Two of the recipes also require acorns and pine cones, seasonal items that can be found by shaking trees during fall.

Maple Leaf DIY Recipes List

Below is a complete list of all 10 DIY crafting recipes that require the use of maple leaves in New Horizons.

Autumn Wall

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  • 10 Maple Leaf
  • 5 Wood
  • 5 Clumps of Weeds

Colored Leaves Flooring

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  • 10 Maple Leaf
  • 15 Clumps of Weeds

Leaf Stool

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  • 3 Maple Leaf
  • 3 Wood

Maple-Leaf Pochette

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  • 6 Maple Leaf

Maple-Leaf Pond Stone

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  • 10 Stone
  • 3 Maple Leaf

Maple-Leaf Rug

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  • 6 Maple Leaf

Maple-Leaf Umbrella

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  • 7 Maple Leaf

Red-Leaf Pile

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  • 3 Maple Leaf
  • 4 Clumps of Weeds

Tree’s Bounty Arch

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  • 4 Pine Cone
  • 5 Acorn
  • 5 Maple Leaf
  • 15 Tree Branch

Tree’s Bounty Big Tree

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  • 5 Pine Cone
  • 4 Acorn
  • 4 Maple Leaf
  • 8 Tree Branch
  • 4 Clay

Be sure to check out our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides for more tips, such as how to upgrade Harv’s Island.