How to make lanterns in Minecraft – Easiest steps to craft lantern in Minecraft 2021

As you all know, in Minecraft you will see many different items for only decorative purposes. If you notice then you will also see that most of them are related to the real world, even the materials to create those items are also a little similar.

Lanterns are also one of the items that are used for decorative purposes, though you can also use them as the source of light.

For your kind information let me tell you that there is a kind of lantern that is called Soul Lanterns, which can be useful to fend off certain enemies, and the sea lanterns are used to light up under the water.

So now you know how important a lantern is, so without further ado let me tell you the most important things that you should know about lanterns and the main topic of this article “How to make lanterns in Minecraft”.

What are Lanterns in Minecraft?

How to make lanterns in Minecraft

In one word if I say what is lanterns then the answer will be, A lantern is a kind of block in Minecraft that emits light.

Lanterns are also known as one of the most luminous light sources. You can easily emit light at level 15 of a normal lantern, and for a soul lantern, you can easily emit light at level 10.

A lantern can also be placed on the top or bottom of most solid blocks.

Note: Sometimes you need some requirements for sneaking. If you wanna know more information then you can easily get them at Opacity/Placement.

Available Platforms

Edition PlatformAvailable
Java EditionWindows, Mac & Linux PC’sYES
Bedrock EditionXbox One, iOS, Android, Windows 10 PC’s, Fire OS, Nintendo SwitchYES
Education EditionMac, Windows 10 PC’s, iOs 12YES
PlayStation EditionPlayStation 3 & 4YES

 

Okay now you know most of the things about lanterns, so now without further ado let’s cover today’s main topic…

How to make lanterns in Minecraft

Before telling you the recipe to create lanterns in Minecraft let me tell you, which materials you will need to craft lanterns.

Required materials to make lanterns in Minecraft

  • For traditional lanterns: 
    • Crafting table
    • Torch
    • 8 Iron Nuggets
  • For Soul lanterns:
    • Crafting table
    • 1 soul Torch
    • 8 Iron Nuggets

How to get all the required materials easily

Our first item is a crafting table that you can easily create by using planks. So, to create a crafting table you will need four planks, and after collecting them all you have to do is put them into the crafting menu.

How to make lanterns in Minecraft

Now our second item, torches…To create them you have to just put coal in the first row’s middlebox. Then you have to put a stick in the middle row’s middlebox.

How to make lanterns in Minecraft

Note: Creating a soul torch is also simple because here all you have to do is put soul sand or soul sand at the bottom of the regular torch recipe that I mentioned above.

How to make lanterns in Minecraft

Now the last thing that we have to create is iron nuggets. To create iron nuggets you have to collect irons first, and by digging straight down from the ground you can easily get irons.

While digging down you will hit Cobblestone, and when you will hit them all you have to do is dig a little more. Once you will dig deep enough then you have to just start mining horizontally, rather than vertically.

While digging you will eventually strike a spot some Iron Ore. You can also look at the image that I gave below.

How to make lanterns in Minecraft

By taking those iron ore in the furnace you will get iron Ingot.

How to make lanterns in Minecraft

And now all you have to just put your iron ingots in the crafting table to get 9 iron ingots.

How to make lanterns in Minecraft

Steps to make lanterns in Minecraft

To create a lantern first all you have to do is open the crafting table that you made.

How to make lanterns in Minecraft

Now just put all the materials that you collected and made inside the crafting table. You can’t make a lantern by just putting them on the crafting table, because here you have to follow a pattern.

Like in the first row you have to put three iron nuggets in all empty boxes one by one.

In the second row, you have to put two iron nuggets. One of them will be in the first box and the second one will be in the third box.

The third box will be the same as you did in the first box.

If you are still a little confused then you can look at the image that I gave below 😉

How to make lanterns in Minecraft

If you did everything just as I said then congratulation your lantern is ready and now you can take it to your inventory.

How to make lanterns in Minecraft

Note: If you wanna create a soul lantern then you have to just use the soul torch instead of the normal torch.

How to make lanterns in Minecraft

Uses of Laterns in Minecraft

You can use the lantern as a light source instead of using torches.

Fact: Lantern melts very slowly, and lanterns repel piglins.

Another lantern called soul lanterns is so handy. So that you can easily place it around your property, and this thing can be more useful while when attempting to live in the Nether in Minecraft.

The uses of this kind of lantern are so similar to a traditional lantern. The major difference between traditional and soul lanterns is the blue glow. For your kind of information let me tell you that soul lanterns can help you towards Piglins away from you.

How to make lanterns in Minecraft

FAQS About How to make lanterns in Minecraft

—> Are lanterns better than torches in Minecraft?

In one word Yes, lanterns are better than torches. A lantern can provide you a light level of 15 which is better than a torch.

—> How do you make a blue fire lantern?
This will take much time of yours if I write about this so that you can easily look at the video that I gave below…

—> How do you make colored lanterns in Minecraft?
To make a colored lantern in Minecraft first you have to create a normal lantern. Then you have to just combine the lantern with a dye, and you can combine a colored dye with a lantern by putting them into the crafting table.
There’s another way to create a colored lantern in Minecraft is by shift-right-clicking a placed lantern with the dye in your hand.
—> Are Piglins afraid of soul lanterns?
As I already told you that soul lanterns are different from traditional lanterns, and the fact is Piglins are afraid of it, and it keeps them at least 7 blocks away.
—> Do Soul lanterns attract mobs?
In short, if I say then a lantern prevents hostile mobs from spawning in Minecraft.
—> How many blocks do lanterns light up?
A lantern can light up 15 blocks far from you in any direction.

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