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How to make a sign in Minecraft?

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How to make a sign in Minecraft?

Minecraft has a lot of things you can craft, but only a few let you boast your inventory or about your base. While there are a fair amount of items purely intended for decorating your in-game living space, none quite display your name.

In this article, we will talk about how to make a sign in Minecraft.

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Signs in Minecraft

Making a sign in the game is relatively easy. All you need is the following items.

  • 6 x wooden planks (can by any wood type)
  • 1 x stick

Once you have the items required, you’re also going to need a crafting table because making a sign requires a 3 x 3 crafting grid, so be sure to have a crafting table at the ready. Once you do, follow these steps to make a sign.

Step 1: Walk up to a crafting table and right-click to interact.

How to make a sign in Minecraft?

Step 2: Place the wooden planks in the exact pattern shown below.

How to make a sign in Minecraft?

Once you have the sign ready, move it to your inventory.

Using a sign

Using a sign in Minecraft is just as easy as crafting one. Just walk up to the surface you want to place the sign on; this includes any block, fences, glass, other signs, minecart tracks and even chests while sneaking.

Once the sign has been placed, a text box will open to type in whatever you want to display on the sign. A sign can take four lines of text with 15 characters each, making it 60 characters. Just type your text and press the Done button, and you’re good to go.

How to make a sign in Minecraft?

Once you’ve placed a sign and added your text, the only way to change that text is to destroy the sign and place it again.

Colouring signs

If you’re playing the Bedrock edition, you can colour your sign using the § symbol and the corresponding colour code as follows.

  • Dark Red: §4
  • Red: §c
  • Gold: §6
  • Yellow: §e
  • Dark Green: §2
  • Green: §a
  • Aqua: §b
  • Dark Aqua: §3
  • Dark Blue: §1
  • Blue: §9
  • Light Purple: §d
  • Dark Purple: §5
  • White: §1
  • Gray: §7
  • Dark Gray: §8
  • Black: §0

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: [email protected].