Lighting up candles in Minecraft

Mojang Studios successfully conducted the first part of the caves and cliffs update that added candles to light up the dark surroundings. Even though players can also use torches for the same, candles tenders a unique flair that Minecraft players can’t resist. That’s why many players prefer using the new candles over the torches. If you are also curious about glowing them up, here’s how to light candles in Minecraft.

How to craft candles in Minecraft?

Craftable Candles And Bundles [Datapack Snapshot 1.17] Minecraft Data Pack
Minecraft’s candle recipe

Before moving forward, it’s crucial to know about the candle’s recipe in Minecraft. To craft a candle, players will need 1x String and 1x Honeycomb. After acquiring these items, open the 3×3 crafting table grid.

Finally, place 1 string in the middlebox of the first row and 1 honeycomb in the middlebox of the second row in the 3×3 crafting grid.

That’s it. After following the above instructions, the candle will appear in the right box. Once it’s crafted, drag it to your inventory to use it.

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How to light up candles in Minecraft?

Unlike torches or campfires, candles in Minecraft would not light up automatically. Therefore, players will need a fire source to light them. While there are a number of ways to light a candle in Minecraft, the direct and easiest method is to use flint and steel.

Users will require an Iron Ingot and Flint to craft Flint and Steel. Once they obtain the required ingredients, open the 3×3 crafting table and place 1 iron ingot and 1 flint in the grid. The Iron Ingot should be placed in the first box of the first row. At the same time, the flint will go in the middlebox of the second row.

Minecraft’s Flint and Steel recipe

After making Flint and Steel, simply navigate to the set of candles and use the interaction button to light up. Besides this, one can also use an arrow fired from a bow with the Flame enchantment to light up a candle in Minecraft indirectly.


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