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How To Make A Painting In Minecraft

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

Minecraft paintings are decorative art items, up to 4x4 blocks in size, that can hang on walls. There are 26 paintings in the game. When you place a painting on a wall, the game checks for the largest amount of space it has and displays a random painting of that size.

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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 Painting

  • 8 Sticks
  • 1 Wool (any color)

Steps To Make A Painting

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 Sticks And Wool To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the 8 sticks and 1 wool to the grid.

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

Add The Sticks And Wool To The Menu

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

Step 3. Move The Painting To Your Inventory

After the painting has been crafted, you'll need to drag it down to your inventory so you can hang it.

Move The Painting To Your Inventory

That's it! You now have a painting. Minecraft paintings are decorative art items, up to a 4x4 block size, that can hang on walls. There are 26 paintings (different images and sizes) in the game. When a player places a painting on a wall, the game checks for the largest amount of space it has and displays a random painting of that size.

Fun Fact: All of the images on the paintings except one (The Wither) are based on paintings from Swedish artist Kristoffer Zetterstrand.

Fun Fact #2: The texture on the back of a painting is the same as the texture of a wooden plank.

How to make a painting in Minecraft

Minecraft Painting Command

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

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

To run the painting command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher painting command

/give @p painting 1

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

/give @p painting 1 0

FAQ's

How do you make a painting in Minecraft?

To make a painting in Minecraft you must add sticks and wool to the crafting table. In the 1st row place down 3 sticks. In the 2nd row place a stick in the 1st box, 1 wool in the 2nd box, and a stick in the 3rd box. In the 3rd row place down 3 sticks.

What are the Minecraft paintings supposed to be?

Minecraft paintings are based on real-life paintings created by Swedish artist Kristoffer Zetterstrand.

How do you get the biggest painting in Minecraft?

To get the biggest painting in Minecraft you must ensure there are at least 4x4 blocks of wall space as the painting checks for the largest amount of space it has when placed. But, it's random, so you may have to place the painting several times to get the biggest.

How do you make it so you can walk through a painting in Minecraft?

Create a 2x1 doorway using blocks. Place two signs on each side of the inside of the doorway. Then place down a painting so that it covers the doorway hole. You can now walk through the painting!

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