How to make bricks in Minecraft

Learn how to make brick items and what you can do with them.


As in real life, bricks are a popular decorative item used in Minecraft. You cannot find these blocks in the wild or in villages, so you will need to make them in your home. Here is how you can make bricks and then what you can use them for in Minecraft.

First, you will need to find clay blocks in the wild. These gray blocks are found near and in bodies of water (but not oceans) and can be picked up by using your hand. When you break it down, it will turn into a clay ball. Take this item back to your home area.

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When back at home, put the clay block into the top slot of a furnace and put some sort of fuel (wood, coal, lava) in the bottom slot. This will start smelting bricks. When the item appears in the box on the right, you can move it to your inventory.

Now that you have bricks, you are going to need to take them to a crafting table to see what you can make with them. Four bricks can be crafted into brick block, useful to use in fireplaces as fire has no effect on them and won’t burn your place down. From there, you can make multiple brick blocks to craft stairs, walls, and slabs of bricks. Three bricks can be crafted into a flower pot so you can decorate your place with flowers.