30 BEST Minecraft Banner Designs

Paulina Rodriguez
Paulina Rodriguez
24 Min Read

Banners are an excellent way to create unique decoration items for your Minecraft building projects. They’re highly versatile since you can craft 16 colored blank bases with Wool and add up to six layers of patterns using dyes and banner patterns. Besides, let’s assume you’re playing in Creative Mode or a multiplayer server. In that case, you can use the /give command to generate a banner with up to 16 layers– just imagine the endless possibilities to create unique figures and images on a banner! That’s why we’ve compiled the 30 best Minecraft banner designs so that you too, can add some personality into your world as standalone blocks or fusing your banner with a shield. 


Snow Dragon

Dragon Banner Minecraft Blueprint 1.17 Best
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/give @p minecraft:black_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:sc,Color:0},{Pattern:bri,Color:15},{Pattern:flo,Color:3},{Pattern:flo,Color:0},{Pattern:tt,Color:15},{Pattern:gru,Color:0}]}} 1

Dragons are majestic and scary creatures, especially considering that Minecraft has the menacing Ender Dragon luring in The End realm, ready to attack the player on sight as soon they cross the Ender Portal. However, we want to offer a classic approach to this mystical creature when creating a Minecraft banner design. Using a black base and combine Light Blue, Black and White dyes, you can craft a fantastic snow dragon for decorating your walls or claiming the land for your kingdom!


Golden Heart

Golden Heart Survival Minecraft Banner Pattern Cute Easy
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/give @p minecraft:orange_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:bs,Color:15},{Pattern:cbo,Color:15},{Pattern:mr,Color:4},{Pattern:mc,Color:0},{Pattern:tt,Color:15},{Pattern:ts,Color:15}]}} 1

As most players know by now, you can obtain two extra golden hearts from eating an Enchanted Apple with some health regeneration on the side. Since it’s handy for battling against mobs or players, this food is highly precious. Taking direct inspiration from the Enchanted Heart’s effects, you need an orange base and start building each layer with some Black, Yellow and White dye to obtain a golden heart in your banner. The illusion looks outstanding!

Also: We have looked into the Best Food in Minecraft and compiled the ultimate list for new and veteran players to check out!


Hylian Shield

Legend of Zelda LoZ Hylian Shield Pixel Minecraft Banner Blueprint
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/give @p minecraft:blue_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:flo,Color:14},{Pattern:hh,Color:11},{Pattern:tt,Color:4},{Pattern:ts,Color:11},{Pattern:cbo,Color:8}]}} 1

Some designs don’t need an introduction. Any Legend of Zelda fan would love to add this to their Minecraft world, whether they want to decorate their home or structures with the banner, add it to a shield, or even use it as a cape when enabled. You’ll need to add five layers on top of the blue base, and don’t forget about the Vines to add the final touches in grey!


Templar Cross

Medieval Banner for Minecraft How to Craft Template Templar Cross
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/give @p minecraft:red_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:cr,Color:0},{Pattern:sc,Color:14},{Pattern:bo,Color:0},{Pattern:bo,Color:0}]}} 1

The medieval Crusades has inspired countless movies, video games, books, and series. Why not take some references from this historical period when building your empire in Minecraft? As you can see, the design only demands 21 White dyes, 5 Red dyes, and a red base, so it’s an accessible banner pattern for earlier stages. You can use this templar cross in any medieval-inspired world with the suggested colour palette or inverting it so that the cross is white.


Dark Infection

Black and White Pattern Minecraft Banner Best for 1.17 Survival Multiplayer
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/give @p minecraft:black_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:cbo,Color:0},{Pattern:cr,Color:0},{Pattern:mc,Color:0},{Pattern:flo,Color:15},{Pattern:bts,Color:15},{Pattern:tts,Color:15}]}} 1

Sometimes, we just need a few cool Minecraft banners design for decoration or ambience purposes— but there’s no need to spend all your colour dyes! The figure uses all six layers to develop a black and white pattern, with a fitting name for its look. As with most designs that have been showcased in this list, you can easily craft it in a Survival world if you have commands deactivated in your game.

Fun fact: Did you know that banners can be used as fuel in any Furnace, smelting 1.5 items per banner? Let’s hope you have other better fuel resources at hand…


Pirate Flag

Pirate Flag Banner Minecraft Blueprint Decoration Best
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/give @p minecraft:black_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:cr,Color:7},{Pattern:flo,Color:8},{Pattern:sku,Color:0}]}} 1

Do you want to start a new building project on top of the ocean? Many building video tutorials out there use Wool blocks to recreate a waving flag at the mast’s top. However, banners are beneficial to make your boat look like a fearsome pirate ship when used as decoration inside the captain’s quarters. Send a powerful message with some menacing Minecraft banner patterns! Since banners have no collision masks, meaning items and mobs can go through them, you could also use them to cover the entrance of a secret hideout.

Also: If you’re planning to create an underwater base, hop into our 15 Best Minecraft Underwater Base Ideas to find some extra inspiration!


Glowing Banner

Glowing Sun Galaxy Neon Design Minecraft Best Banner Figure Survival Friendly
Screenshot by PlanetMinecraft


/give @p minecraft:black_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:bo,Color:9},{Pattern:mr,Color:3},{Pattern:bo,Color:15},{Pattern:flo,Color:15},{Pattern:tl,Color:15},{Pattern:br,Color:15}]}} 1

Sometimes we just need a cool Minecraft pattern for some original interior decoration around our base or to create a PvP map. To recreate this pattern in your world without relying on the /give command, you have to use cyan and light blue dyes to add the coloured parts and use four different layers with Black dye. We also think it’s a versatile design since you can switch the background colour to suit your preference!



Doctor Who BBC Tardis Pattern Cool Minecraft Banner Decoration Idea
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/give @p minecraft:blue_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:bri,Color:0},{Pattern:hhb,Color:11},{Pattern:sc,Color:15},{Pattern:sc,Color:11},{Pattern:bo,Color:15},{Pattern:bo,Color:11}]}} 1

Doctor Who is arguably one of the most iconic series from British television, with countless pop culture references that any fan would instantly recognize. So what about adding the Tardis into your Minecraft world? It’s a survival-friendly design, meaning that you can take the time to add every necessary detail layer by layer to form the pattern. Otherwise, we also share the insert code if you want to show your Doctor Who pride on a server!


Enchanted Book

Cool Minecraft Banner Enchanted Book Magic Design Survival Multiplayer
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/give @p minecraft:brown_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:cs,Color:8},{Pattern:cbo,Color:4},{Pattern:sc,Color:0},{Pattern:ms,Color:14},{Pattern:bo,Color:15}]}} 1

Most players know the importance of enchanting your gear and tools if you want to have a chance of survival when going into the Nether and the End. An enchanting room is a must-have regardless of what play style you prefer, and with this beautiful Minecraft banner pattern, you can add a lot of charm to your library’s entrance or interior. We wish you good luck getting the enchantments you need!

Related: Some players feel like Minecraft is the perfect game to experiment with magic. We’ve compiled the 20 Best Minecraft Magic Mods if you want to tweak your Minecraft world with spells, artefacts and more!


Flame Banner

Flame Banner Cool Minecraft Banner for 1.17 Give Command
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/give @p minecraft:black_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:moj,Color:4},{Pattern:bt,Color:4},{Pattern:mr,Color:15},{Pattern:gru,Color:14},{Pattern:bts,Color:14},{Pattern:bts,Color:4}]}} 1

The following Minecraft banner design seems like any other out there, right? However, there’s a big catch on the resources needed for it. To create the “Thing” pattern, you will need an Enchanted Apple, which the design demands on the first layer. We know that not everyone is willing to sacrifice this rare item, but since the pattern is actually Mojang’s logo, you can look into this easter egg yourself. It’s a matter of adding black and red players and top it off with a Yellow Base Indented to get the flames going!


Toxic Banner

Toxic Slime Banner Best Design for Minecraft Banner Survival Friendly
Screenshot by PlanetMinecraft


/give @p minecraft:black_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:cbo,Color:5},{Pattern:cr,Color:5},{Pattern:sc,Color:5},{Pattern:bo,Color:15},{Pattern:flo,Color:15},{Pattern:cr,Color:15}]}} 1

Maybe you’ve installed some mods that added machines and nuclear energy, and you want to decorate accordingly. Or what about setting up your first Slime farm, and you feel like adding a bit of life into the farm’s exterior? No matter the reason, use a black base and some Lime and Black dye to emulate this crazy Minecraft design pattern in your game. Don’t forget the Vines and Flower for the Bordure Intended and the Flower Charge layers!


Red Team Symbol

Red and Black Blueprint Banner for Minecraft 1.17 Best Pattern
Screenshot by PlanetMinecraft


/give @p minecraft:red_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:ss,Color:15},{Pattern:tts,Color:15},{Pattern:bts,Color:15},{Pattern:mc,Color:15},{Pattern:flo,Color:14},{Pattern:bo,Color:15}]}} 1

In PvP maps, it’s always important to mark relevant areas, like flag points or bases, with a distinctive symbol. If you have some Black dye laying around, why not use it for this Minecraft banner design? Or perhaps you want to use the pattern in a Survival world since it has the perfect evil vibes for your secret lair. All up to you!

Related: If you’re a PvP fan, you must know that every single competitive advantage matters to win each round. That’s why we have the Best Minecraft PvP Texture Packs list for you!


Roman Shield

Roman Shield War Ancient Design Minecraft Banner How to Craft
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/give @p minecraft:red_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:cr,Color:4},{Pattern:cs,Color:4},{Pattern:cs,Color:14},{Pattern:flo,Color:4},{Pattern:mc,Color:7}]}} 1

As we’ve briefly touched upon in the beginning, you can use a banner to decorate your shield if you haven’t applied another pattern to it. While the image’s quality won’t be the same as placing the banner in your world, it still provides plenty of room for creative uses. Foot soldiers carried these Roman shields to defend the first lines, and it feels fitting to consider this Minecraft banner pattern for it!

Fun fact: If your design is survival friendly, you can create a matching banner without going through the same process of adding each layer by hand. Just place both of them in your crafting grid. Don’t forget that both flags must have the same base colour for this to work!


Mossy Rock

Banner Camouflage Mossy Stone Pattern Minecraft Easy Decoration Item
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/give @p minecraft:light_gray_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:bo,Color:13},{Pattern:sc,Color:7},{Pattern:bri,Color:8},{Pattern:sku,Color:13},{Pattern:mc,Color:7},{Pattern:flo,Color:8}]}} 1

There’s no need to go overboard with shiny colours or complex textures. A banner design like this is perfect for hiding a secret entrance in plain sight, especially if you surround it with Stone Block or Cobblestone blocks to make it more difficult. With some Grey and (Lime) dye, it’s a good solution for creating more fine details.

Also: If you want to create your ideal fantasy world, why not check out our 10 Best Minecraft Medieval Texture Packs for some inspiration?


Zelda’s Eye of Truth

Legend of Zelda Eye of Truth Banner Easy Craft Minecraft Design
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/give @p minecraft:white_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:gra,Color:2},{Pattern:gru,Color:2},{Pattern:cs,Color:15},{Pattern:cr,Color:15},{Pattern:cbo,Color:15},{Pattern:mc,Color:10}]}} 1

While it’s true that the Eye of Truth has nothing to do with Minecraft, you don’t need to be a Zelda fan to find good use to this design. It’s a nice easter egg to include in any server for other people to see! Even if you’re playing in a Survival world by yourself, we think it’s still one of the best Minecraft banner designs to use alongside End-themed building projects or as a standalone figure.


Tanjiro’s Earring

Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Earring Pattern Minecraft Banner Easy Blueprint Survival Friendly
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/give @p minecraft:white_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:ss,Color:15},{Pattern:ts,Color:14},{Pattern:cbo,Color:0},{Pattern:bs,Color:8},{Pattern:bo,Color:15}]}} 1

Demon Slayers shows the story of Tanjiro Kamado and his quest to restore his sister Nezuko’s humanity. He wears distinctive earrings in hanafuda style, often associated with Japanese playing cards, depicting a rising sun over the mountain. You can get the same design in your Minecraft world with some Black, Light Gray, White and Red dyes, and you should be all set to create this design in any Survival world!

Related: Since we know that many Minecraft players are also anime fans, we have the Best Anime Minecraft Texture Packs for you to check out and choose your favourite!


White Cracked Wall

Cute Minecraft Banner Snow Pink Cyan Design for Survival World Server
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/give @p minecraft:white_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:gra,Color:6},{Pattern:gru,Color:9},{Pattern:bri,Color:0},{Pattern:cbo,Color:0},{Pattern:tl,Color:0},{Pattern:br,Color:0}]}} 1

Setting up a base in a snow biome isn’t something that crosses everyone’s minds, mainly because you may have to get to the top of a mountain to ensure your home will always be covered in snow. Decorate its exterior with this banner design, where the pattern uses pink and cyan gradients to add the splash of colour you see in the image. A simple yet brilliant solution to upgrade your building projects!

Related: For those players searching for their next building project, we offer our ultimate list with 80 Minecraft Building Ideas for browsing to your heart’s content.



Pokemon Pokeball Pattern for Minecraft Pixel Banner 1.17
Screenshot by PlanetMinecraft


/give @p minecraft:white_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:hh,Color:14},{Pattern:mr,Color:15},{Pattern:ts,Color:14},{Pattern:bs,Color:0},{Pattern:ms,Color:15},{Pattern:mc,Color:0}]}} 1

Pokemon has always had a special place in our hearts since we were kids. The Japanese franchise has formed many people’s childhood, from trading card games to movies, shows, and video games. The PokeBall is the perfect way to pay homage to your nostalgia when combined with exciting modpacks like Pixelmon. Otherwise, you can use it to decorate any area to show off your taste in style.


Nether Banner

Nether Flame Lava Banner Cool Banner Minecraft Give Command
Screenshot by PlanetMinecraft


/give @p minecraft:red_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:bri,Color:1},{Pattern:ss,Color:15},{Pattern:cbo,Color:15},{Pattern:mr,Color:12},{Pattern:bo,Color:15},{Pattern:flo,Color:15}]}} 1

Do you have some Black dye you want to get rid of from your storage? Well, we may have a good suggestion for that! This banner design is suitable for Nether-inspired structures to add more texture to your interiors or exterior walls. With a red base and orange, black and brown dyes, it’s a survival-friendly pattern that’s easy to craft and will look super cool anywhere in your world!

Fun fact: Did you know that you could use banners to mark locations in Minecraft without needing mods? Just name your banner with whatever tag you want to get displayed on the map using an Anvil, place it on the desired spot, and check your map! It’s excellent for vanilla playthroughs or servers.



Harry Potter Order Phoenix HP Design Minecraft Banners How to Craft
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/give @p minecraft:yellow_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:cbo,Color:14},{Pattern:gra,Color:1},{Pattern:mc,Color:14},{Pattern:cr,Color:14},{Pattern:flo,Color:1},{Pattern:tt,Color:14}]}} 1

Extracted from Harry Potter’s Order of the Phoenix, this cool Minecraft banner pattern represents Dumbledore’s phoenix pet, Fawkes. It’s a lovely design that should fit any interior decoration with battle-themed purposes, like an armoury or smithery. Use a yellow base and start building the pattern with red and orange dyes. We love the ingenious layer order needed to craft the phoenix!


Rice Bowl

Food Rice Bowl Banner Server Minecraft Ideas Pattern


/give @p minecraft:light_blue_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:dls,Color:12},{Pattern:cr,Color:3},{Pattern:mc,Color:0},{Pattern:hhb,Color:12},{Pattern:cbo,Color:3},{Pattern:bs,Color:3}]}} 1

If you want to mark your food storage area or feel like setting up a lovely shop for selling food in a server, you may need to set up a nice display at the entrance to let anyone know what’s inside at a single glance. This is one of those Minecraft banner designs that’s both cute and easy to create if you have some Light Blue, Brown and White dyes at hand. Of course, you can always change the background colour if you think the light blue is too bright.

Related: Are you out of storage? Install one of the 10 Best Minecraft Storage Mods for a better inventory system!


Runic Banner

Runic Mysterious Banner Magic Minecraft Decoration Idea Banner 1.17
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/give @p minecraft:red_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:cbo,Color:15},{Pattern:ss,Color:15},{Pattern:flo,Color:14},{Pattern:bri,Color:15}]}} 1

Magic has always been an interest for many Minecraft players when modding their games. While the enchantments and potions available in vanilla are pretty good, sometimes, we want to push the theme further. That’s why we think a runic banner would go perfect alongside magic mods! It’s a survival-friendly Minecraft banner design that would look great inside your evil lair. Just follow the instructions and get your new banner today!


Chinese-inspired Design

Asian Chinese Pattern Best Minecraft Banner Survival Friendly
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/give @p minecraft:red_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:bo,Color:4},{Pattern:ss,Color:4},{Pattern:bri,Color:14},{Pattern:cbo,Color:4},{Pattern:bo,Color:14},{Pattern:flo,Color:4}]}} 1

Asian culture, in general, has always caught Minecraft players’ attention and has inspired a wide variety of building ideas and custom designs. While it may not be historically accurate, you can still go with this cool Minecraft banner pattern if you want to add a splash of colour to your base. The yellow details look great inside the red frame, and we think it’s perfect for exterior decoration.

Fun fact: Did you know that banners will always wave slightly as if the wind was passing through them? This effect will happen in any realm, no matter where you place them!



Galaxy Trippy Banner Minecraft Blueprint 1.17 Survival Friendly
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/give @p minecraft:light_blue_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:cbo,Color:15},{Pattern:mr,Color:15},{Pattern:dls,Color:15},{Pattern:bo,Color:15},{Pattern:ss,Color:15},{Pattern:mc,Color:4}]}} 1

Once you start tweaking with Minecraft’s graphics, there’s no way back to vanilla, right? Especially when you customize the sky to look as realistic as possible. Well, let’s pay homage to the mysteries hidden in the Deep galaxies with this fantastic banner pattern to set in your base or use it as a reference point in your map. It certainly looks trippy!


Arcane Mage

Arcane Mage Magic Mysterious Banner Minecraft Design
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/give @p minecraft:blue_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:bo,Color:15},{Pattern:cs,Color:9},{Pattern:ss,Color:15},{Pattern:flo,Color:3},{Pattern:mr,Color:15},{Pattern:mc,Color:7}]}} 1

Let’s assume you aspire to become the greatest mage that ever existed. In that case, the following Minecraft banner pattern can become the ideal symbol to make your enemies shiver in fear if they encounter it. Take a blue base and start applying black, cyan, light blue and grey patterns to create an attractive figure, fitting for a majestic yet terrifying mansion or wizard tower.


Black Wolf

Black Wolf Fox Base Banner Minecraft Best How to Craft Recipe
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/give @p minecraft:white_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:mr,Color:15},{Pattern:cbo,Color:8},{Pattern:mc,Color:8},{Pattern:cre,Color:8},{Pattern:tt,Color:8},{Pattern:gra,Color:15}]}} 1

Wolves can become your faithful companions in Minecraft, excellent for fighting skeletons or as company pets inside your base. Pay homage to your fierce friends with this Minecraft banner pattern that requires a white base and some Black with Light Gray dyes to create the wolf’s face. You can also use this base to create a Fox banner if you switch the colour palette to orange and white!


White Cross

Recipe White Cross Minecraft Banner Best Elegant Design 1.17
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/give @p minecraft:white_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:sc,Color:15},{Pattern:sc,Color:0},{Pattern:flo,Color:15},{Pattern:flo,Color:0}]}} 1

As mentioned before, we sometimes need to complete a room’s interior decoration, and paintings or item frames aren’t enough to translate your vision into your Minecraft base. We can offer a simple yet elegant blueprint where you only need four layers of Black and White dyes. This is one of those Minecraft banner ideas that will look good in any building project!


Skull King

Scary Spooky Banner Minecraft How to Craft King Skull Easy
Screenshot by PlanetMinecraft


/give @p minecraft:black_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:cbo,Color:0},{Pattern:cs,Color:0},{Pattern:bs,Color:15},{Pattern:cre,Color:0},{Pattern:ts,Color:4},{Pattern:tts,Color:15}]}} 1

The following Minecraft banner blueprint works wonderfully as a warning sign to whoever dares to enter your base. However, keep in mind that you will require a Creeper Head to recreate the blueprint. It may become a considerable challenge to obtain in Survival mode, but we believe it’s worth the effort since you can always duplicate the pattern afterwards!

Also: Take a look into the Best Minecraft Server Hosting in 2021 to choose the best provider and start a new adventure with your friends!


Dark Stripes

PvP Minecraft Idea Pattern Banner 1.17 Survival Multiplayer Server Friendly
Screenshot by PlanetMinecraft


/give @p minecraft:blue_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:cbo,Color:15},{Pattern:ss,Color:15},{Pattern:gra,Color:15}]}} 1

As we’ve mentioned before, many players try to find Minecraft banner designs for PvP, since each team should have a distinctive symbol representing its base. That’s why we suggest using the following pattern since it’s a simple design that’s easy to make and doesn’t compromise on looks. It’s only a matter of changing the base colour to come up with different variations and decorate your maps with some cool banner designs inMinecraft


Smoking Cauldron

Potion Smoking Cauldron Alchemy Banner Minecraft Best Blueprint Survival Friendly
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/give @p minecraft:light_gray_banner{BlockEntityTag:{Patterns:[{Pattern:mc,Color:12},{Pattern:dls,Color:8},{Pattern:bs,Color:15},{Pattern:tt,Color:12},{Pattern:cbo,Color:12},{Pattern:bo,Color:12}]}} 1

It’s likely that you have a designated space to craft potions and store all ingredients at reach to make the process as seamless as possible before going into new adventures. If you want to improve your building decoration, why not test this unique Minecraft banner design and place it on the entrance? Maybe you’d like to set up a small shop to sell your creations to your friends!

Banners offer almost endless possibilities for builders and adventurers alike. Whether you decide to use the /give command or try to create them in Survival mode, we hope that you take full advantage of the best Minecraft banner designs we’ve compiled for you! 

Note that if you ever mess up the pattern, don’t worry! You can erase the top layer with a water-filled cauldron and try again. Let us know in the comments below which design you decided to test by yourself!

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