In Minecraft, a banner is a long block designed specifically to show a pattern or design – the perfect accessory to decorate an inside space. You can find naturally gleaming banners in Minecraft, but the results are limited and ineffective, with some intricate choices from simple white flower banners in woodland mansions, or villagers face banners in pillar posts.
Fortunately, it is possible to craft your own banner using the right type of dyes in the right conditions. Here’s how to do it!
Step 1: Create or Find a Banner
First, get yourself a banner! You can usually rob a banner by attacking a banner or attacking a gripped villager, then observe what falls. Otherwise, you can easily create your banner with six sections Matching Wool colors and a stick.
You do not have to bleach a banner before you begin, but this is an option. This gives you a white, blank slate that you can start with any dyes you want to add, and get rid of existing patterns if you have robbed the banner. However, you will need bleach, which can only be made with a laboratory table (available with) Education edition Or direct order), where you mix three water and three sodium hypochlorite. You can then prepare the banner with newly made bleach to clean it.
Otherwise, we suggest just starting with white wool when crafting, as this will yield the best results.
If you do not have any dye yet, now is the time to collect, purchase, or start crafting them. There are a total of 16 colors you can use, so choose the colors that you keep in mind and come to work. Bonemeal, ink pouch, flowers, and plants are all common materials that you can put into a crafting grid to yield different colors.
When you have enough dye for your project, it’s time to craft it. The key is the appropriate position: where you place your banner and your dyes in a 3 × 3 crafting grid will determine the pattern that appears on your banner.
Most placements are largely intuitive, especially if you want to create a crest-inspired design. Putting a single dye in the corner of the crafting grid with the banner in the middle will give a square shape of color in that section. A dye in the center will form a large dot. Enclosing the banner with the color will create a border for that color. You can create a gradient based on the pigment position in the upper right and left corners and the lower two middle sections of the grid. Par and X are likewise made by positioning the dyes in the appropriate pattern. A triangle of colors can form a chevron on the top or bottom of the banner, or split the banner diagonally with color depending on the placement – and so on.
You can also create a special banner design by adding in additional items with a dye color for more complex results. These options include:
- Brick: Adding brick will create a brick pattern. Add a dye and a brick to create a color dye brick pattern.
- Bell: Creating a vine, a dye, and your banner will create a wavy border in the color of your choice.
- Creeper head: It gives you a creeper-like face on the banner, in the color of your choice.
- A withered skeleton: Use this to create a skull and crossbones design.
- Oxai daisy: It gives the shape of an obscure flower.
- Enchanted gold apple: Use this to get Mojang’s logo.
Remember, you can make dyes many times on one banner! This allows you to complement and overlay design so that you can only get the look you want. If you want to experiment first, don’t waste any material, Minecraft has a tool for that thing. People have made everything from real world national flags to houses to forests game of Thrones, So you can get good advice for more complex schemes.
If you have a loom, you can make even more banner patterns with a wider variety of logos, but this is not necessary to get your look.
With your dyes and designs drawn, you are ready to place your banner in the desired location. Banners have no collision mechanics and are either placed on the ground (such as a sign) or on a wall. Lava cannot hurt them, and objects move through them if necessary, including flowing water.
Sometimes a banner is not enough to see exactly what you want, especially if you want some spelling or make a big billboard. For this, you will need to create several banners in a single position and create a large design using their color patterns.
If you want to create a banner with the same color, simply insert an empty banner and your colored banner into the crafting grid. This allows you to copy the design without the need to reassemble all the materials.