How to Make Custom Banners in Minecraft

Banners Overview

Banners are decorative items in Minecraft that can be placed on the ground or walls. A Banner can also be used to design your shield. There many different colors of Banners available, and a number of different patterns. There are numerous patterns that you can have on Banners in Minecraft. You can customize them as you wish and create a specific pattern and color that you like. If you are wondering how to make custom Banners in Minecraft, you are in the right place!

Items Required to Make a Banner

In addition to a Crafting Table, you require the following items to make a Banner.

  • 1 Stick
  • 6 Wool of any color
  • Dye (optional, if you want to create custom patterns)

How to Make Custom Banners in Minecraft Step-by-Step Guide

Making a Banner

Step 1 – Gather Ingredients

You can obtain Sticks from Wood Planks. Go to any tree in the Minecraft world and chop it win using an ax. Place the Wood Log in the center of the Crafting Grid of a Crafting Table to obtain Wood Planks. Close and reopen the Crafting Grid. Place the Wood Planks one above the other in the Crafting Grid to obtain Sticks. You can obtain Wool from Sheep in the game. Use Shears to collect Wool from Sheep.

Step 2 – Dye the Wool

The Wool sheared is always in the color of the Sheep. If you want to changes the color of Wool, you need to make use of Dye. There are 16 different Dyes available in Minecraft, each of different colors. The basic Dyes can be made from scratch by smelting the base ingredients. Combining the various Dyes will allow you to obtain all 16 Dyes. Once you have a Dye of the required color, you can use it to color the Wool. Open the Crafting Grid, and place Wool in the first slot of the middle row. Then place the appropriate Dye in the second slot fo the middle row. You will obtain Wool of the same color as the Dye used.

Step 3 – Crafting a Banner

To create a Banner, you need to place the items in a specific manner. Open the 3×3 Crafting Grid on a Crafting Table. In the first and second rows, place Wool in each of the slots. In the bottom row, place a Stick in the second slot.

Step 4 – Move To Inventory

If you have placed the items in the exact pattern, a Banner will appear on the right side of the Crafting Menu. Move it to your inventory

Creating Custom Patterns

You can make use of Dyes to create custom patterns on the Banner that you have crafted. Here is a guide to making a few patterns. Note that you need a Crafting Table to create these patterns.

Half Pattern

You can make different types of half Banner patterns. Place Dyes in all 3 slots of two rows or columns where you want the Dye color, and place a Banner in any slot of the remaining row or column. For example, if you want the lower half of a Banner to be in red color, place a Red Dye in all 3 slots of the bottom two rows, and a Banner in any slot of the top row. If you want the right half of your Banner to be colored, place a Dye in each of the slots in the second and third columns and a Banner in any slot of the first column.

Cross

For an ‘X’ cross: Place a Dye in the first and third slots of the top row, the second slot of the middle row, and the first and third slots in the bottom row. Finally, place the Banner in the first slot of the middle row.

For a ‘+’ cross: Place a Dye in the second slot of the top row, in all 3 slots of the middle row, and the second slot of the bottom row. Place the Banner in the first slot of the bottom row.

Gradient

You can make a top to bottom gradient on a Banner. Place a Dye in the first and third slots of the top row, the second slot of the middle row, and the second slot of the bottom row. Place the Banner in the first slot of the bottom row.

Brickwork

You can make a brickwork pattern on a Banner using a Brick block. Place the Brick in the first slot of the middle row, and the Banner in the second slot of the middle row. Optionally, if you want to add color to this pattern, you can place a Dye in the first slot of the bottom row.

Border

Place 8 pieces of Dye all around a Banner at the center of the grid. This gives a border pattern. If you want to make a fancier border, you can also use a Vine. Place a Vine in the first slot of the middle row, a Banner in the second slot of the middle row, and a Dye in the first slot of the bottom row.

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