How to make a painting in Minecraft Java and Bedrock (2022)

How to make a painting in Minecraft Java and Bedrock (2022)

If you are a Minecrafter, your adventure can never be complete without making a custom base. It can be a small house in Minecraft or a full-fledged city. Whatever you choose to build, it should have a custom style and reflect it in some way. And one of the best ways to do that is by using art. Minecraft has a collection of beautiful artwork that players can hang on their bases to give them a taste of pixel art. All you need to do is know how to create a painting in Minecraft, and you too can become an art collector in no time. With that said, let’s learn how to make a painting in Minecraft.

Make a painting in Minecraft (2022)

Frames are dynamic decorative entities unique to Minecraft that you can hang on your walls. Thanks to their simple crafting recipe, they are a cheap option for leveling up your builds. But you have to make some preparations first. Fortunately, the painting process and layouts remain the same in the Minecraft Java and Bedrock editions. So you don’t have to worry about parity issues. We’ve split our guide into separate sections to cover everything in depth, so let’s dive deeper.

Elements needed to make a painting in Minecraft

To make a painting in Minecraft, you need the following items:

How to get sticks

Sticks Crafting Minecraft Recipe

Wooden sticks are one of the easiest items to make in Minecraft. You just need to place two wooden planks vertically next to each other in the crafting area to make sticks. You can even do it in your inventory without using a crafting table. We need a total of 8 sticks for which you need 4 wooden planks.

How to get wool

There are many ways to get wool in Minecraft. The easiest method is combine 4 strings on the work table. You can get ropes by breaking a web that spiders drop when they die.

White Wool and Shear Crafting Recipe

The second option is to do find and kill a sheep to get his wool. But if you don’t want to kill a spider or a sheep, you can also make a shear to remove the wool from a sheep. This method is especially useful if you want to create multiple paintings and have a single white sheep.

Crafting recipe for painting in Minecraft

Once you have the necessary items, you need to combine them on the artboard. the elaboration the recipe is the same for frames of all sizes. To craft a painting, place the wool in the center cell of the 9 x 9 crafting area. Then surround the wool with wooden sticks on all sides, completely filling the table to finish the painting.

Craft Paint Recipe

In case you were wondering, craft painting does not reveal the artwork until it is placed. Also, the color of the wool does not affect the final paint in any way.

Trade to get a painting in Minecraft

As you may already know, villagers with jobs in Minecraft offer various business opportunities for players. So instead of crafting, many players use trade to get a painting. But it is only available as an option when trading with the master level shepherd villagers. So if you have 2 emeralds, you can buy 3 paintings from the villagers.

How to use a painting in Minecraft

Unlike other blocks and entities, you cannot predict the outcome while using a painting. It is dynamic in two unique ways:

  • You never know what artwork the painting will present until you place it on a wall.
  • Depending on the placement area, you can get paints in 2 ways and 2 orientations.

To place a painting, you only need to equip a painting and use it on the side of a solid block. It will stick to that block and reveal the artwork. If the base blocks break, the painting will drop as an item. Also, the artwork may be different even if you put the same painting back in the same place.

How to use a painting in Minecraft

As for the area, you only need a single block to place a painting. But if that block has empty blocks around it, the painting will increase in size to cover the area. You can have paintings that are 4 blocks high and 4 blocks wide.

Types of paintings in Minecraft

As for the sizes of the paintings, you can get one of the following paintings:

  • 4×2 blocks
  • 2×4 blocks
  • 2 x 2 blocks
  • 4×4 blocks
  • 4×3 blocks
  • 1×1 blocks
  • 1×2 blocks
  • 2×1 blocks

Note: All sizes mentioned above are in height x width Format. The collection of artwork is unique to each of these forms. There is a total of 25 works of art in the game. You can explore each of them in Minecraft wiki.

Create and hang a painting in your Minecraft house

Whether you want to make a secret door or just an art museum, Minecraft paints are there to help. And now that you know the steps to make a painting in Minecraft, it’s time to take it to the next level. We suggest you explore these best Minecraft skins to match your character to the aesthetic of your base. However, if you’re still having trouble with your basic layouts, you should check out our article on the best Minecraft house ideas for inspiration. Coupled with the best texture packs, they can really change your world. Who knows, you might even get some new paints within these textures. But paints aside, what other decorative blocks do you want to see in Minecraft? Personally, I would love to have furniture in the game. Share your ideas in the comments below!

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