How to Make Red Dye in Minecraft

Let’s see how to make red dye in minecraft.

With this decorative item, you can change the color of other items. Red dyes are incredibly useful and can be used to make red dyes signs, change the color of a sheep, a red leather armor, and much more.

How to Make Red Dye in Minecraft

Let’s dive in and learn how to make Red Dye in Minecraft!

What is Red Dye

Red Dye is one of the 16 colored dyes available in the world of Minecraft. It is a primary color dye and serves as the base ingredient for making dyes of other colors.

Required Materials to Craft Red Dye

To craft a red dye in Minecraft you’ll need one of the following materials:

  • 1 Beetroot
  • 1 Poppy
  • 1 Red Tulip
  • 1 Rose Bush

How to Make Red Dye in Minecraft

There are different methods to make red dye in Minecraft. You can either make it or buy it from wandering traders by giving them an Emerald.

Method 1 – Get Beetroot

The first ingredient that you can use to make a red dye in Minecraft is Beetroot. Beetroot can be found in the village’s gardens. You can find them in plain or desert villages. Once you’ve spotted the garden, pick up the beetroot (for computer edition (Java), left-click and hold on the beetroot plant). Once you’ve got your beetroot, open the crafting table interface, and place the beetroot in the first row of the grid, in the very first box. That’s all.

Method 2 – Find a Poppy

To craft a red dye, you can use a poppy. Poppy is a small red flower, similar to a rose. Poppy is common and can be found pretty much anywhere there’s a grass surface in Minecraft. Same as many other items, you’ll need to pick up the poppy by clicking and holding left-click on the flower (Java version). Once you have you poppy place it in the first box of the first row in your crafting table and you’ll get a red dye.

Method 3 – Get a Red Tulip

Tulips can be of different colors and each color can be used to make a specific color of dye. Obviously you’ll need the red one to make a red dye. They can be spotted in plains and flower forest biomes. Pick the red tulip and craft the red dye placing the gathered flower in the first box of the first row in your crafting table.

Method 4 – Gather Rose Bush

Rose bushes grow in forest biomes. They are two blocks high and can be gathered to make a red dye. Left-click and hold on the rose bush to gather it and don’t forget to pick it up. Then as you’ve now learned to place it into the first box of the first row in your crafting table interface and voilà, your red dye is ready!

Tips to Craft a Red Dye

It’s really important that you place one of the four items described above exactly in the indicated position in the crafting table. Otherwise you’ll obtain other items.

When the red dye is ready, move it to your inventory.

How to Use Red Dye in Minecraft:

There are several uses of Red Dye.

Red Wool

Red Wool can be crafted with 1 White Wool and 1 Red Dye. You can also directly dye a sheep with Red Dye, and then shear it to collect Red Wool.

Red Stained Glass

You can craft Red Stained Glass by using 1 Red Dye and 8 Glass blocks. Place the Red Dye in the center of the 3×3 grid, and the 8 blocks of Glass in the remaining slots.

Red Concrete Powder

Red Concrete Powder can be crafted using Sand, Gravel, and Red Dye. The red Dye is placed at the center of the Crafting Grid.

Red Terracotta

Red-colored Terracotta can be made using Red Dye and 8 Terracotta blocks. Place the Red Dye in the center of the 3×3 grid, and the 8 Terracotta in the remaining slots.

Dyes

Red Dye, like green dye, is one of the primary color dyes in Minecraft. Certain dyes require the use of primary color dyes to craft. Pink Dye is one of two dyes that require Red Dye.

Red Firework Star

In order to create a firework, you will require a Firework Star. A Red Firework Star can be crafted using 1 Gunpowder placed in the first slot of the first row of the Crafting Grid, and 1 Red Dye placed in the second slot of the first row.

Leather Armor

Leather Armor, such as Leather Boots, Leather Pants, Leather Tunics, and Leather Caps can be dyed using Red Dye. To change the color of Leather Armor, place the piece of armor in the center of the 3×3 grid, and the Red Dye to its right on the same row. You can do this for all the pieces of Leather Armor that you have.

Banners

A Red Banner can be made using 1 Stick and 6 Red Wool. 1 piece of Wool must be placed in each slot of the first 2 rows of the Crafting Grid, and the Stick must be placed in the second slot of the last row.

How to Make a Red Dye in Minecraft Bonus Video

Follow this easy video tutorial for all the methods to make red dye in Minecraft.

More info about red dye on the official Wiki here.

Besthowtos

Minecraft how to guides to have plenty of fun! Get the best how to guides and tutorials for Minecraft and have fun building and discovering new fantastic worlds.

Recent Content