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Animal Crossing What To Do With DIY Recipes You Already Have

by Georgie Peru
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If you’ve been playing Animal Crossing New Horizons for some time, you may start to collect duplicate DIY recipes.

If you try and learn a DIY recipe that you already know, you’ll soon realize you can’t do much with it. The only things you can really do are:

  • Give it to someone else who doesn’t have it
  • Sell it at Nook’s Cranny
  • Drop it on your island

Animal Crossing New Horizons spare recipes can take up valuable inventory space. Why? Because you can’t store them in your house! That leads us to the question, what do you do with them?

1. Give Them To Someone Else

If you have friends on Animal Crossing New Horizons you could see if they don’t have your duplicate recipes and give them to someone else.

This is one of the most effective methods to already learned recipe cards. You can choose to sell them if you want to make some money, or simply give them away.

Places like Reddit have communities full of people up for trading.

2. Sell DIY Recipes To Nook’s Cranny

Selling DIY recipes to Timmy and Tommy at Nook’s Cranny is a fast and easy way to get rid of your duplicate DIY recipes.

However, you won’t make a lot of money for selling the DIYs at Nook’s Cranny, so if you’re in for a profit, don’t expect much.

3. Drop DIYs On Your Island

One of my personal favourite methods of getting rid of already learned DIY recipes in Animal Crossing New Horizons is to drop them on your island.

Thanks to wonderful creators like Bumps on Pinterest, there are some really inspiring ways to drop your DIY recipes.

animal crossing diy recipe

Head on over to the Able Sisters shop on your island and access the Custom Designs app. Enter either of the following to get the custom design above:

  • Design ID: MO-6LCM-R5BL-M4QM
  • Creator ID: MA-9043-9466-1379

This will allow you to save a custom design in your custom designs app. Once you’ve saved the designs you like, go to your nearest DIY workbench and do the following:

  • Create a Stall (you can purchase the Stall recipe ID from the Nook Miles counter in Resident Services)
  • You’ll need 12 Wood per stall
  • Go to your DIY workbench and select “Customize something”
  • Navigate to the pencil sign on the screen and choose your custom design

You can then place your Stall down on your Island and “Drop Item” on your unwanted DIY recipes to place them on and near the stand. Cool right?

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