How to Make a Lantern in Minecraft: Step-by-Step Guide with Materials and Crafting Tips

Learn how to make a lantern in Minecraft with just a torch and iron nuggets! Our step-by-step guide will help you light up your base and add some decoration.

To make a lantern in Minecraft, you will need the following materials:

  1. 1 Torch
  2. 8 Iron Nuggets

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make a lantern:

  1. Craft a Torch: To craft a torch, you’ll need one stick and one coal or charcoal. Place these ingredients in your inventory crafting space or a crafting table to create a torch[1].
  2. Obtain Iron Nuggets: To get iron nuggets, you’ll need to find an iron ingot. You can obtain iron ingots by mining iron ore and smelting it in a furnace. Once you have an iron ingot, place it in the crafting table to create nine iron nuggets[2].
  3. Craft the Lantern: With the torch and iron nuggets in hand, right-click on the crafting table to open the crafting interface. Place the torch in the middle grid, then surround it with the iron nuggets, filling the remaining eight grids. This will craft one lantern[3].

Now you can place the lantern in your inventory and use it to light up your base or for decoration purposes. Lanterns can be hung from the ceiling, chains, or placed on top of blocks, making them a versatile and aesthetically pleasing light source in Minecraft[4]. Read how to use lanterns in Minecraft.


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