All items are time specific, the quicker you do it, the better it is. Because of that it's suggested to use the "sacrificial animal" method.
This is to place a "sacrificial" item of the type you want to make on your homestead. Use that item to request the Wall Post needed but DO NOT CRAFT.
Then, once you have enough, place a BRAND NEW item of the type you need to grow, craft all the amount you need and feed instantly, all 15/17/21/32/34 feeds as quickly as possible.
This usually results in a winning item.
Notes: Don't forget the Caretaker Boost will do THREE tends of any partner animal and, if you don't like the outcome, the Dream Boost will change it to one of the other variations for that style.
Runt's Rescuer Boost (only available as a reward for completion of the mission Rescue Runts) can be used to fully complete any one partner animal. Choose wisely as it is a ONE OFF reward.
Sweet Leaf - Lemon Mint, White Roses, Feeding Fluffy Sheep
Sheep Shampoo - Shearing Collection and from using Sheep Patches on Quilts.
Building: Shearing Salon
Puppy Nutrients - Dog Violet, Blue Corn, Tend Show Dogs
Building: Show Course
Wood Lilies - Conservation Collection, Wood Lilies and Orientation Baskets - Rewards from Scoring Endangered Animals
Holiday Treats - Ornament Crops & Jumbo Canes
Building: Holiday Glade
Snow Ice - Snow Peas, Snowball Piles, Daily Bonus Collection on Ice Hotel
Building: Ice Hotel
Click HERE for a full list of prize totals and the rewards you get.
Redeem Carnival Collections for more tickets
Building: Ferris Wheel or a Game itself