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Animal Crossing: New Horizons — All Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes and decorations

Anch Spooky Tower And Witch
Anch Spooky Tower And Witch (Image credit: iMore)

The Animal Crossing Fall Update brought several new Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes, so you can decorate your island and get ready for Halloween. It turns out that some of these decorations take a lot of materials, so you're going to want to start growing your pumpkin patch right now if you want to make them all.

With all of the fun festivities, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the best Nintendo Switch games for Halloween. Here are all Animal Crossing Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes, how to find them, and what materials you need to craft them.

How to find Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes

Acnh Halloween Getting Recipes

Acnh Halloween Getting Recipes (Image credit: iMore)

You'll find Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes by talking to villagers while they are working at their crafting tables. Talk to them, and they will give you the recipe. You might also find certain Spooky Pumpkin decorations for sale at Nook's Cranny. Check in each day to see what's offered.

If you haven't collected all of the Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes by Halloween, then you'll be able to get them from your villagers in exchange for candy. The Spooky Carriage and the Spooky Wand DIY recipes can only be acquired after giving lollipops to Jack on Halloween.

All Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes

There are 14 Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes total. You're going to need 88 Orange Pumpkins to craft them all. Here are all of the recipes, along with what materials you need to craft them.

NameRequired Materials
Spooky Arch○ Hardwood x 10
○ Clay x 3
○ Orange Pumpkin x 10
Spooky Candy Set○ Orange Pumpkin x 1
○ Candy x 3
Spooky Carriage○ Wood x 20
○ Softwood x 10
○ Hardwood x 20
○ Iron Nugget x 10
○ Orange Pumpkin x 30
Spooky Chair○ Orange Pumpkin x 3
○ Softwood x 3
Spooky Fence○ Orange Pumpkin x 3
○ Iron Nugget x 5
Spooky Garland○ Iron Nugget x 1
○ Clay x 1
○ Orange Pumpkin x 1
Spooky Lantern○ Orange Pumpkin x 4
Spooky Lantern Set○ Orange Pumpkin x 4
○ Clump of Weeds x 4
Spooky Scarecrow○ Orange Pumpkin x 3
○ Wood x 4
Spooky Standing Lamp○ Hardwood x 5
○ Clay x 1
○ Orange Pumpkin x 3
Spooky Table○ Orange Pumpkin x 14
○ Softwood x 10
Spooky Table Setting○ Iron Nugget x 1
○ Clay x 1
○ Orange Pumpkin x 1
Spooky Tower○ Orange Pumpkin x 7
Spooky Wand○ Star Fragment x 3
○ Spooky Lantern x 1

Customize Spooky Pumpkin decor

Acnh Customizing Pumpkin Colors

Acnh Customizing Pumpkin Colors (Image credit: iMore)

You might be thinking to yourself, if most of these recipes call for orange pumpkins, then what are the other pumpkins good for?

Well, you can simply place them around your island as decoration. Or, if you have enough of one type of color, you can also take an existing Spooky Pumpkin decoration to a workbench and customize it. For instance, it takes four of any other pumpkin to change the color of the Spooky Tower.

Spooky Wall, Flooring, and Rug

Acnh Spooky Rug Spooky Wall Spooky Flooring (Image credit: iMore)

Acnh Halloween Villagers In Costume (Image credit: Nintendo (screenshot))

Source: iMore and Nintendo (screenshot)

You can only get the Spooky Wall, the Spooky Flooring, or the Spooky Rug by giving candy to your villagers on Halloween. So make sure you stock up during October before the spooky day arrives.

Animal Crossing Spooky Pumpkin DIY recipes

You're gonna need to start gathering candy and growing pumpkins if you want to get your island decorated by Halloween. Better hop to it!

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.