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How To Make A Banner In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a banner in Minecraft!

Minecraft banners are decorative blocks that can be used to decorate a shield or as a flag. You can make different color banners depending on the color of the wool you craft them with, as well as, different banner patterns.

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Materials Needed To Make A Banner

  • 6 Wool (any matching color)
  • 1 Stick

Steps To Make A Banner

Step 1. Open Your Crafting Menu

First, let's open your crafting table in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open the crafting table

Step 2. Add The Wool And Stick To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the 6 matching wool and stick to the grid.

You must add the wool and stick to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place down 3 wool. In the 2nd row place down 3 wool. In the 3rd row place 1 stick in the middle box. This is the Minecraft wool recipe.

Add The Wool And Stick To The Menu

Now that you've added the items to the grid as described above, you'll notice a banner appear in the box on the right.

Step 3. Move The Banner To Your Inventory

After making the banner, you'll need to drag it down to your inventory for use.

Move The Banner To Your Inventory

That's it! You have crafted a banner. A Minecraft banner is a decorative block that can be used to decorate a shield or as a flag. You can make different color banners in Minecraft depending on the dye of the wool you craft them with, including:

  • White banners
  • Orange banners
  • Magenta banners
  • Light Blue banners
  • Yellow banners
  • Lime banners
  • Pink banners
  • Gray banners
  • Light Gray banners
  • Cyan banners
  • Purple banner
  • Blue banner
  • Brown banner
  • Green banner
  • Red banner
  • Black banner

You can also create different patterns and designs on your banners.

How to make a banner in Minecraft

Minecraft Banner Command

You can also use a Give Command to make a banner in Minecraft. The banner command is available in the following game editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the banner command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have. Below is an example of a red banner.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher red banner command

/give @p red_banner 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p banner 1 1

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