Cherry-Blossom Petals in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Learn what you can use cherry-blossom petals for in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and you'll be able to make your island even more beautiful!

The start of spring in Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings much more than just Bunny Day eggs and activities, you’ll also see new items appearing across your island. The beautiful cherry blossom trees now filling your island are generous with their bounties, leaving cherry-blossom petals floating around your island. Whip out your net and you’ll be able to catch them, but what are they for? You can’t wear them or plant them. In this guide we’ll explain exactly what you can do with the cherry-blossom petals that are making your island so stunning.

Cherry-Blossom Petals in Animal Crossing: New Horizons 

Cherry Blossom petals in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
The Outdoor Picnic Set is just one recipe that uses cherry-blossom petals in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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The cherry-blossom petals in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are used ina range of different crafting recipes, but if it’s early in spring then you’re unlikely to have many. One of the first you can obtain is handed over by Isabelle at the start of the day, during her radio announcement. She's not guaranteed to send it each day, but before long Isabelle should give you the Outdoor Picnic Set recipe. 

The Outdoor Picnic Set costs 10 cherry-blossom petals to craft and appears to be a lovely bento box, some sandwiches, orange juice, sweets and, wait, is that a packet of chips as well? A bit of a strange lunch, but we’re not complaining.

There are several other recipes in New Horizons that use cherry-blossom petals, and over the course of the month you’ll be able to find them through floating presents, messages in bottles and from your other residents. Keep exploring and talking to people to find even more!

Animal crossing new horizons cherry blossom petals
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Now that you know what to use cherry-blossom petals for in Animal Crossing, you can get on with the rest of this month’s activities. Head over to our game hub by clicking here to learn even more tips and tricks for Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at, or catch him on Twitter.

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