How to make an American Flag Banner in Minecraft

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Using a loom, more precise designs can be made for a banner. Some other specific items will be necessary to be able to make a red and white striped flag will the familiar blue square in the corner.

Items Needed

There are a few items needed before jumping into making the flag. Either a White or Red Banner must be made. Bonemeal can be made from bones obtained from Skeletons and then turned into White Dye. The Lily of the Valley flower can also be used to make White Dye and has a 1:1 ratio, whereas one bone will make three bonemeal to make three White Dyes.

Red and Blue Dye will be needed as well. Red Dye can be obtained using Poppies, Red Tulips, Beetroots, or Rose Bushes. Blue Dye can be obtained using Lapis Lazuli or Corn Flowers.

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The last item required is the Loom and Banner to put everything together. The recipe for a Loom only requires two wooden planks and two pieces of string.

Related: How to create all Minecraft Dyes

Using The Loom

The banner used should be either red or white for the base. Whichever color banner is used will have that color's stripes on the top and bottom. Placing the banner into the Loom along with the opposite color dye will show the many patterns available. For the stripes, use the Paly pattern that will have the color of the Dye as a prefix so it will be either White Paly or Red Paly.

For the blue corner of the flag, use the pattern named Chief Dexter Canton in the Loom's menu. After the design is done, the flag should be complete and can be hung around or placed on a Shield. Players can even duplicate the banner with ease by making other blank banners and crafting them with the flag. Placing the American Flag in the center of the crafting grid, with another blank banner underneath will duplicate the design over the new banner.

For more guides regarding banner designs, check out How to Make All Banner Patterns in Minecraft on Pro Game Guides.

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