All Summer Shell DIY recipes in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Create underwater flooring and tropical vista walls with our list of Summer Shell DIY crafting recipes for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The sun is shining in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so it must be time to relax on the beach with a cool drink in hand! Hold on, what’s that there? Should shells be that color? Okay, it’s time to bite harder than Coelacanth in a storm. We’ve looked into this new crafting item to bring you a comprehensive list of all Summer Shell DIY crafting recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

All Summer Shell recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Summer shells are a new DIY crafting ingredient that, similar to the young bamboo of Spring, only appear during a few set months. You can collect Summer Shells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons from June and through August if you’re in the northern hemisphere, or between December and February in the south. Collect enough and you’ll be able to craft some summer-themed items to adorn your house and town. Below you’ll find all the Summer Shell DIY recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

  • Tropical Vista Wall
    • Summer Shell x5
  • Underwater Wall
    • Summer Shell x3
    • Coral x5
  • Water Flooring
    • Summer Shell x6
  • Starry-Sands Flooring
    • Summer Shell x3
    • Sandy-Beach Flooring x1
  • Underwater Flooring
    • Summer Shell x3
    • Coral x3
  • Shell Wreath
    • Summer Shell x1
    • Sea Snail x1
    • Sand Dollar x1
    • Coral x1
    • Giant Clam x1
    • Cowrie x1
  • Shell Wand
    • Summer Shell x3
    • Star Fragment x3
  • Shellfish Pochette
    • Summer Shell x6
    • Giant Clam x2

All the Summer Shell crafting recipes bring a bit of sun to your island or home, so we hope you enjoy creating them all! Before you can do that, however, you’ll first need to get the recipes.

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How to get Summer Shell recipes

Unfortunately for those hoping to add some beach-based stylings to their homes, there are only a few ways to get Summer Shell recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and all of them are luck based.

Much like the cherry blossom recipes, you can receive summer-themed DIY recipes during Isabelle’s morning announcements, from your villagers, in bottles found on the beach, and from balloons. That’s pretty much it, so the only advice we can give is to spend as much time checking the usual spots as you can for fresh recipes!

How to get Summer Shells

Getting Summer Shells, on the other hand, is much easier. All you need to do is scour the beaches of your island. Several will appear each day, easily spottable thanks to their bright blue color. Check back at later times on the same day and more may have spawned. You can also collect them while out on island tours.

And that’s all there is to know about Summer Shell crafting recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Head over to our game hub by clicking here for more news, features and guides for the game.

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