How To Make Blue Dye In Minecraft

Ever wonder how to dye your blocks and items blue? You can't use Lapis Lazuli anymore! That's why we will show you how to craft Blue Dye in Minecraft.

Updated on Sep 24, 2022
How To Make Blue Dye In Minecraft

Everything you need to make Blue Dye

Blue Dye is one of the primary dye colors in Minecraft. It has many usages in a lot of recipes like Blue Wool, Blue Concrete, Blue Glass, and other dyeable blocks. Blue Dye is also used for creating other colors like Magenta Dye, Purple Dye, or Light Blue Dye.

  • 1x Lapis Lazuli OR 1x Cornflower

How to craft Blue Dye in Minecraft

#1 Collect 1x Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is the only mineral that has a blue color. It’s mostly used for enchanting and rarely for decoration. You can get 4-9x Lapis Lazuli by mining Lapis Lazuli ore with a Pickaxe.

lapis lazuli ore

You can trade 1x Emerald with the Cleric villager to get 1x Lapis Lazuli.

trade lapis lazuli

Another way to get Lapis Lazuli is to find looted chests in Mineshaft, Shipwreck, and Village. They have a chance to contain 1-10x Lapis Lazuli.

If you already have a Block of Lapis Lazuli, you can put it in the crafting grid to get 9x Lapis Lazuli.

block of lapis to lapis lazuli

The final way is to smelt a Lapis Lazuli ore, but we would not recommend it since doing it this way only yield 1x Lapis Lazuli.

smelt lapis ore

#2 Collect 1x Cornflower

You can find Cornflower spawn naturally in those biomes: Plains, Sunflower Plains, Flower Forest, and Meadow.


You can also use Bone Meal to make the plants grow, including the Cornflower with a small chance.

#3 Finish off crafting a Blue Dye

When you have either 1x Lapis Lazuli or 1x Cornflower, simply put them in the crafting grid to get 1x Blue Dye. No Crafting Table is required.

lapis lazuli to blue dye
cornflower to blue dye

What is the give command to get a Blue Dye?

The command to give yourself a Blue Dye is: /give @p blue_dye 1

Now you have Blue Dye, let’s dye your stuff into blue and enjoy the ocean vibe!

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