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Mushroom DIY Crafting Recipes & How To Get Them

Mushrooms are a special autumn seasonal crafting material in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH)! Learn how to get Mushrooms on your island and all of the Mush Set items you can craft with them in this guide.

How to Get Mushrooms

To find and collect Mushrooms in Animal Crossing: New Horizons naturally, you’ll need to be playing during the month of May in the Southern Hemisphere or the month of November in the Northern Hemisphere.

There are no specific dates beyond that as you can find Mushrooms throughout the entire month. Maple Leaves are also available for a period of 10 days towards the end of the month and offer a completely separate set of Maple Leaf DIY Crafting recipes.

Five different types of Mushroom items can be found to hunt down during the month and they are found in different locations depending on the type — here’s a complete list of all Mushrooms below including sell prices:

  • Flat Mushroom (Sell Price: 200 Bells)
  • Rare Mushroom (Sell Price: 16,000 Bells)
  • Round Mushroom (Sell Price: 200 Bells)
  • Skinny Mushroom (Sell Price: 300 Bells)
  • Elegant Mushroom (Sell Price: 10,000 Bells)

Where To Find Thin, Round, Flat, Elegant Mushrooms

You can find Thin, Round, Flat, and Elegant Mushrooms randomly spawned on the ground during the season near both regular trees and cedar trees. Each day at 5AM local time on your island, a fresh new batch should appear around your trees.

The rarest and most valuable of these is the Elegant Mushroom selling for 10,000 Bells each, which is used in the Forest Wall and Mush Wall crafting recipes. You should always pick these up solely for selling purposes, even if you have the crafted items already.

Where To Find Rare Mushrooms

Unlike the other types of Mushrooms that can be found plainly visible on the ground near your trees, the Rare Mushrooms are hidden out of sight. You can find them buried in the ground around trees marked by X star spots, just like Fossils! If you spot one, simply take out your Shovel and dig it up.

We’ve heard some reports that having a 5 Star Island rating with Isabelle at Resident Services may increase your chances of finding Rare Mushrooms on your island, but that’s unconfirmed. That being said, they can definitely be found on islands less than 5 Stars too.

To be honest, Rare Mushrooms aren’t particularly important anyway for crafting items. There’s only a single DIY Crafting Recipe (Forest Flooring) that uses them and only one Rare Mushroom is required to craft the item. That being said, they do sell for a generous 16,000 Bells each and are worth your while for that reason alone.

How to Get Mushrooms Outside November / May

While Mushrooms only appear naturally on the ground or buried underground during May in Southern Hemisphere and November in Northern Hemisphere, you can visit other players islands that have Mushrooms if your own island is not in season.

For example, if you’re playing in the Northern Hemisphere when it is late Spring in May, you may be able to get Mushrooms from a friend playing in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Mushroom crafting materials can also be kept in your house storage or other places just like any other item, so you may be able to trade with players online outside of the season who have stockpiled the resource.

Finally, it’s always possible to time travel to a date where the crafting material is in season if you have explored all other options. You’ll want to time travel to the following dates to find Mushrooms:

  • November 1st to 30th in the Northern Hemisphere
  • May 1st to 31st in the Southern Hemisphere

List of All Mushroom Furniture & Item DIY Crafting Recipes

There’s a bunch of lovely mush themed items you can exclusively craft with Mushroom seasonal materials in Animal Crossing: New Horizons including furniture, wallpaper, flooring, accessories, and more.

The complete list below includes all of the Mush Set items crafted using Mushrooms and their DIY Crafting recipes we have found with screenshots of each item, and the crafting materials you need to make them.

How to Craft Forest Flooring

The following crafting materials below are required to craft the Forest Flooring:

  • 1 Rare Mushroom
  • 2 Round Mushroom
  • 2 Skinny Mushroom
  • 2 Flat Mushroom
  • 10 Clump of Weeds

How to Craft Forest Wall

The following crafting materials below are required to craft the Forest Wall:

  • 2 Elegant Mushroom
  • 2 Round Mushroom
  • 2 Skinny Mushroom
  • 2 Flat Mushroom
  • 10 Wood

How to Craft Mush Lamp

The following crafting materials below are required to craft the Mush Lamp:

  • 1 Skinny Mushroom
  • 5 Clay

How to Craft Mush Log

The following crafting materials below are required to craft the Mush Log:

  • 2 Skinny Mushroom
  • 1 Log Stool (4 Hardwood)

How to Craft Mush Low Stool

The following crafting materials below are required to craft the Mush Low Stool:

  • 2 Round Mushroom

How to Craft Mush Parasol

The following crafting materials below are required to craft the Mush Parasol:

  • 3 Flat Mushroom

How to Craft Mush Partition

The following crafting materials below are required to craft the Mush Partition:

  • 3 Skinny Mushroom

How to Craft Mush Table

The following crafting materials below are required to craft the Mush Table:

  • 2 Flat Mushroom
  • 6 Wood

How to Craft Mush Umbrella

The following crafting materials below are required to craft the Mush Umbrella:

  • 3 Flat Mushroom

How to Craft Mush Wall

The following crafting materials below are required to craft the Mush Wall:

  • 1 Elegant Mushroom
  • 1 Round Mushroom
  • 1 Skinny Mushroom
  • 1 Flat Mushroom

How to Craft Mushroom Wand

The following crafting materials below are required to craft the Mushroom Wand:

  • 3 Skinny Mushroom
  • 3 Star Fragment

How to Craft Mushroom Wreath

The following crafting materials below are required to craft the Mushroom Wreath:

  • 10 Tree Branch
  • 1 Round Mushroom
  • 1 Skinny Mushroom
  • 1 Flat Mushroom

Total Materials Needed To Craft All Mushroom Items

Looking to craft the entire Mush set of items with Mushrooms? In the handy table below, you can find a complete summary of how many Mushrooms and other crafting materials are needed to craft every single item listed above.

Material#
Flat Mushroom14
Rare Mushroom1
Round Mushroom8
Skinny Mushroom15
Elegant Mushroom3
Clump of Weeds10
Wood16
Hardwood4
Clay5
Tree Branch10
Star Fragment3

How to Get & Learn Mushroom DIY Recipes

There are two ways you can find and get new Mushroom DIY Crafting Recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but unfortunately it’s mostly dependent on luck taking time and patience.

Morning Isabelle Announcement

Near the beginning of the Mushroom season in November for Northern Hemisphere and May in Southern Hemisphere, you should hear from Isabelle in the morning announcements about the new seasonal crafting material and recipes. If you haven’t already learned the Mushroom Wreath DIY Crafting recipe, she’ll send it to your NookPhone during the announcements.

There’s been a lot of confusion in the community about when or how this morning announcement from Isabelle occurs, but from our knowledge so far, it can only happen when you have no other notable announcements.

In other words, the game seems to use the Mushroom recipe announcement as a filler item of sorts when there’s nothing else for Isabelle to talk about! So whenever you have no villagers moving in, buildings opening, or other notable events for her to discuss, you should get the announcement.

Flying Balloon Presents

During the Mushroom season, all Balloon Presents flying in the sky over your island have a chance of dropping a Mushroom DIY Crafting recipe! Unfortunately, there’s no concrete way to control exactly what you’ll get, so just keep shooting them down until you get lucky.

Duplicate Mushroom DIY Crafting items are easily possible too and should be expected, so we recommend trying to make trades with friends to complete the collection faster. You may be able to sell any duplicates for a hefty amount online too, especially to players in the opposite Hemisphere as you.

We do have some tips for how you can most effectively hunt and farm balloon presents though! First of all, watch for the balloon traveling direction — they will always fly across your island in a single direction during the morning and afternoon. Then later in the day around 6PM, the direction of wind will reverse!

Whichever end of your island the balloons are travelling from, we recommend hanging out on that beach side to regularly walk up and down the shore looking for them as they first reach the island. Pass the time by collecting some Manila Clams or trying your hand at fishing too!

Secondly, flying balloon presents always have a chance of spawning on an every 5 minute cycle beginning at 4 minutes past the hour. That means you can expect possible balloon spawns at 1:04, 1:09, 1:14, 1:19, and so on. Keep in mind these are possible appearances though — they won’t always show up every time and a spawn time could pass by multiple times before actually happening.


Thanks to Mogyay, Laudine, and Murray for contributing photos to this guide! If you have any suggestions or spot any errors, please help us out in the comments below so we can address them.

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