How to Make Lanterns in Minecraft

In the game called Minecraft, there are a lot of things that are able to be crafted. One of the most popular items to craft is called lantern due to the fact that it is known to be the brightest light source in the game. Not only known as the source of the light, it can also be used as a decoration.

There are a few ways to get lanterns in Minecraft. One of them is by crafting. If you like the idea of crafting a lantern, you are suggested to read this post until the very end.

Lanterns in Minecraft

Just like making anything in the game called Minecraft, the first thing that you have to do to make lanterns is to gather the materials that are needed. To make lanterns, the required materials include a total of 8 iron nuggets and 1 torch.

In case there are not enough iron nuggets in your inventory, you are suggested to get them through iron ingots. To craft iron nuggets, first of all, you have to go to your crafting grid and place one iron ingot in the center square of the grid. In the end, the iron ingot will turn into nine iron nuggets. When the process of crafting is done, you can drag everything to the inventory.

If there is no torch in your inventory, the best thing that you can do is to also craft it. Making a torch can be done as long as there is one piece of stick and one piece of coal. Once you get these two materials, you can start the process of crafting a torch. Firstly, convert the pieces of logs into wooden planks. You can do it by placing the logs in the crafting grid and then use the planks to make sticks by making use of the crafting grid again. After making the sticks, the next thing that you have to do is to gather or mine a piece of coal. Before collecting or mining a piece of coal, please get a pickaxe first. Keep in mind that making a pickaxe requires you to use planks and sticks in the crafting GUI. Please put some effort in gathering the pickaxe that you have crafted and explore the stone blocks. A lot of coals are able to be found in the area. All that should be done is to mine and gather a piece of coal. It is worth noting that the wooden pickaxe is the one that can be used to mine only coal. If you want to mine the other kinds of ores, an iron pickaxe or a stone pickaxe is the one that should be used instead. After gathering all the ingredients to make a torch, it is time for you to go to the crafting table. Then, place one piece of the coal that you have in your inventory in the center square of the crafting grid. Next, place the wooden stick in the square underneath the coal. When the process of crafting a torch is done, do not forget to drag it into the inventory.

As stated before, making a lantern in Minecraft requires a total of 8 iron nuggets and 1 torch. After collecting all the needed items, you can execute making one lantern by following these following instructions:

    1. First of all, go to the 3×3 crafting grid.
       Open the Crafting Menu
    2. After that, place the torch in the center square of the table.
    3. The next thing that you need to do is to surround it with eight iron nuggets that you have in your inventory. Remember to put one in each square and no square should be empty.
      Add The Iron Nuggets And Torch To The Menu
    4. Just like that, a lantern is crafted.
    5. Lastly, you can drag it and place it in the inventory.
       drag it and place it in the inventory.

As mentioned before, crafting is not the only way to get lanterns in Minecraft. There are two other methods to try. The first one is to find them in the nether by bastions. The lanterns will spawn on chains hanging from the ceiling close to bastions. In addition, they are also able to be found in snowy tundra villages in the overworld. In this area, the lanterns are able to be found hanging from lampposts and in front of the doors. Sometimes, a lantern will be sold by an apprentice level librarian. A lantern costs an emerald.

After getting lanterns in Minecraft, you might want to use them. Feel free to place them below blocks or on the top of the blocks. These items work like torches when it comes to start lighting a place once it is placed. Not only that, the good thing about it is the fact that it does not burn out. You can just choose the lantern in the hot bar and then right click on the available space on top of a block or below a block. Besides, it is also possible to hang a chain from the ceiling and then put the lanterns on the ends of them in order to make a nice hanging light fixture.

Talking about making lanterns in Minecraft, some people are wondering if there is a way to make colored ones. Unfortunately, there is no way for you to make colored lanterns in the game. However, if you are interested in making colored lanterns, you might want to add a mod to your game. The name of the mod is Colored Lanterns. By adding this mod, you will be able to color the normal lanterns. Actually, they will only be dyed out but they do not have their case color changed. To get the colored lanterns, you can combine any lantern and the dye that you want in a crafting table. Apart from that, another option is to shift-right click a place lantern with the dye in your hand. If you like the idea of colored lanterns, you can click on the link that will take you to the page of the mod tap here.

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