How to make a campfire in Minecraft

Here’s how to make the blazing decorative item in Minecraft.

In Minecraft, a campfire is a decorative item that can light up an area around you and give your home’s fireplace a realistic-looking setting, along with a trail of smoke that will rise into the air. The surrounding area of the campfire is lit up comparably to a regular torch, but it takes time to break down, so it’s not necessarily great for when you are adventuring and might want to pick it up again. It is excellent for your home base area.

Making the item isn’t too tricky, just a matter of collecting the right amount of resources (like making a real campfire). Here is how to do it.

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How to make a campfire in Minecraft

To craft a campfire in Minecraft, you will need the following items:

  • 3 wooden sticks
  • 1 coal OR 1 charcoal
  • 3 wood blocks OR 3 logs of any wood

All three requirements are easily found in the game, and you can make the campfire very early in your seed’s life if you desire. Sticks are made from crafting them from your wood blocks. Coal can be found in any area underground, and you will need at least a wooden pickaxe to gather it. Charcoal can be smelted with wooden items. Finally, if you want to have wooden logs to make your fire, you will craft it from wooden blocks as well.

If you are playing on PC, you will need to open the crafting menu. On the 3×3 grid, your wooden blocks or logs will need to be placed on each of the bottom three slots. In the central slot, you will need to put the coal or charcoal. Finally, the sticks will go in the slots on the middle left, middle top, and middle right slots. The top left and top right slots will be empty. Once everything is in place, move the campfire to your inventory, and you are free to place it where you like.

On console, once you have the items, crafting the campfire is as easy as finding it on the crafting table. You can do this by searching “campfire” or finding the icon for it.