Candles are some of the most eye-catching decorative items added in the Minecraft 1.17 update. These glowing candles can be dyed in any color so that they more or less match any base or home proposed. Learn how to make candles in Minecraft 1.17 below.
Candles were added to Minecraft in the 1.17 update and are a great new way to add brilliance to your environment and home. You can make 16 different colors of candles, as well as basic wax candles. Then, you can give the candle a specific color by placing it in the craft window together with the color of your choice to make a colored candle.
To make candle add 1 String on top of 1 Honeycomb.
To place a candle, simply select it from the hotbar and right-click on the surface where you want to place it. You can place up to 4 candles in a single block, but they must be the same color. You cannot have a single block containing red, green, yellow, and blue candles at the same time.
To light the candle, just right-click on Flint and Steel. This is how the light level of the block changes according to the number of candles:
- 1 Candle: Light Level of 3
- 2 Candles: Light Level of 6
- 3 Candles: Light Level of 9
- 4 Candles: Light Level of 12
To turn off the candlelight, just right-click the candle with your empty hand. A block holding a candle can be filled with water without the candle breaking, but the light will go out and you will not be able to relight the candle while it is soaking, for obvious reasons.
Finally, and most importantly, you can put a candle on the cake and turn it into a candle cake. When the cake is eaten or destroyed, the candle will drop. This is a great gift for your friend’s birthday.