How to make a painting in Minecraft

Paintings in Minecraft

Minecraft has a wide range of decorative items and one of the most famous among them are paintings. In this guide, we’ll teach how to make paintings in Minecraft with wool and sticks, break paintings, and trade them.

While building a house, it is common for Minecraft players to add different types of decorations like terracotta blocks, amethyst, copper, and torches. This makes their creation a lot more personal and gives them the freedom to make something outstanding.

Paintings have been a big part of the countless houses created by Minecraft players around the world. There are 26 painting designs by default and you can even make custom ones.

On that note, here’s how to make a painting in Minecraft.

Skull painting in MinecraftMinecraft paintings are pixelated like the Overworld.

Items needed to make a painting in Minecraft

You’ll need the following crafting ingredients to make a painting in Minecraft:

  • Eight sticks.
  • A block of wool.

How to make a stick in Minecraft

You’ll need wooden logs to make a stick in Minecraft. The majority of biomes have trees and you can break them to get logs.

Put logs into a slot of the crafting table to turn them into planks and place two planks vertically in the crafting grid to make one stick. Make eight sticks and then focus on getting a block of wool.

Crafting recipe for sticks in MinecraftWood is abundantly found in Minecraft.

How to get wool in Minecraft

You can obtain wool in Minecraft by using shears on a sheep. Using a shear should drop 1-3 blocks of wool which is more than enough to craft one painting.

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Here’s how to make shears in the game with iron ingots:

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Crafting recipe to make shears in MinecraftSheep are the primary source of wool in Minecraft.

Crafting recipe to make a painting in Minecraft

After you’ve collected the ingredients, place the block of wool in the center of the crafting table and surround it with eight sticks to get a painting in Minecraft.

We’ve showcased how to do this in the image below:

Crafting recipe to make a painting in MinecraftYou can use mods to alter the style of your paintings in Minecraft.

Minecraft paintings have different dimensions including 1×1, 2×1, 1×2, 2×2, 4×2, 4×3, and 4×4. When placed on a wall/block, the painting automatically scans for the largest space it has, and the design is chosen randomly from the default options.

You can make your paintings and replace them with the defaults in the game folder. This way, you can add custom pictures to your Minecraft world. This is similar to how Roblox allows its players to make custom clothes.

How to break a painting in Minecraft

To break your painting in Minecraft, simply left-click on it. Doing so will break the painting and it’ll drop on the floor from where you can collect it.

How to trade paintings in Minecraft

The master-level shepherd villager in Minecraft trades paintings in Minecraft. Once you find him, interact with the villager and he’ll grant you three paintings in exchange for two Emeralds.

Well, this was everything to know about paintings in Minecraft. For more, check out these crafting guides for a compostera booka mapBlast Furnacespyglassfireworkscakeboat, and TNT.

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Image Credits: Mojang

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