How to Make Green Dye in Minecraft and Apply The Color To Your Items [Complete Guide]

Do you want to learn how to make Green Dye in Minecraft? This article will help you add some color to your game.

One of the many things that make this game so versatile is the endless options for customization. One way to customize your items and give them a unique look is by applying dye.

In this article, we will be focusing on how to get Green Dye in Minecraft and how you can apply it to your items to add that green color.

How to Make Green Dye in Minecraft

How to Make Green Dye in Minecraft

Green Dye is one of the 16 dyes you can obtain in the game. You can use it to add green color to various objects in the game, including leather armor, banners, shulker boxes, and concrete powder, to give them a unique and personalized look.

Getting Green Dye doesn’t have a recipe; instead, you need to cook a certain ingredient. Here is how to get Green Dye in Minecraft.

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1. Gather Materials

To make Green Dye in Minecraft, here are the things you will need:

  • Block of Cactus
  • Furnace
  • Fuel

So first, you have to gather these items.

Where to find Cactus blocks

Where to find Cactus blocks

Cactus can be found in deserts, badlands, or Mesa biomes and can be harvested by breaking the blocks with a tool. Though you will have more chances in Desert biomes since Cacti spawn twice as much there compared to badlands.

While you’re in the desert, you can check the chests on houses for cacti. You can also get Cactus Block from potted cacti on Igloos or Desert Village Houses.

2. Make a Furnace

Make a Furnace

You can skip this step if you already have a furnace.

Making a furnace in Minecraft is relatively easy and requires only eight cobblestones. First, mine some cobblestone blocks with a pickaxe. Then, open your inventory and place the cobblestone in the crafting grid in the shape of a square, leaving the center square empty.

To use the furnace, simply place it in the world and right-click on it to open the furnace interface. Furnaces can be used to smelt ores and cook food, making a furnace an essential tool in Minecraft and in making Green Dye.

3. Get fuel for your Furnace

To make Green Dye, you need to cook the cactus blocks in your Furnace. And to do that, you would need some fuel. You can pick from a variety of options for fuel. You may use charcoal, coal, lava buckets, or basically anything that’s made out of wood.

4. Smelt the Cactus

Now that you have everything you need, you can start making the Green Dye. Place the Furnace in your desired location. Then put the fuel of your choice in the bottom slot of the furnace and the Cactus block in the top slot, and it will start cooking.

Wait for the arrow to turn green, and you can move your Green Dye to the inventory. The ratio of a cactus block and the green dye it produces is one-to-one.

Green Dye

Uses of Green Dye

There are all kinds of items you can color using Green Dye. Here are some of them, but feel free to experiment.

Uses of Green Dye
  • Wool: You can use green dye to dye wool blocks and make green wool, which can be used in building structures, decorative items, or for making carpets.
  • Glass: Green dye can be used to tint glass blocks or glass panes if you want to make them green.
  • Terracotta and glazed terracotta: Green dye can also be used to color terracotta blocks or glazed terracotta blocks, which are commonly used in building and decoration.
  • Leather armor: If you have crafted leather armor, you can dye it green using green dye to change its color.
  • Shulker boxes: If you have crafted a shulker box, you can use green dye to dye the box and change its color.
  • Banners: You can use green dye to create green-colored banners by combining them with a white banner on a crafting table.
  • You can also mix Green Dye with other dyes to create quasi-primary colorings like Lime Dye

How to use Green Dye to color your Items

To apply green dye to items in Minecraft, you need to follow these general steps:

  1. Craft or obtain the item you want to dye, such as wool or leather armor.
  2. Prepare your Green Dye
  3. Open your inventory and place the item you want to dye in the crafting grid.
  4. Place the green dye in the same crafting grid next to the item you want to dye.
  5. Move the newly-dyed item into your inventory.

The specific process may vary slightly depending on the item you want to dye, but this is the general process for dyeing items in Minecraft.


Now you know how to make Green Dye in Minecraft and apply it to your items. Go out there and use this knowledge for a more green and colorful world. If you want to learn to make other types of dye in Minecraft, you can check out our MINECRAFT section.

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