Item Frame

Item Frames are items on Minecraft that are crafted with 1 Leather surrounded by 8 Sticks. They are used to hold and display items or blocks.


  • Item Frames can be placed on a wall and then right-clicked with an item to put that item in them. With an item in the Item Frame, one can rotate it by right-clicking. As of Update 1.8, it can be rotated in 8 directions.
  • If you get 2 maps exactly beside each other, you can put it in a item frame on the side that the map fits in. This will make a large map on the wall.

Relationship with comparators

If a Redstone Comparator is placed leading away from an Item Frame, it will send out a signal based on the rotation of the item inside. No rotation is a signal of 0; rotated once is 1; rotated twice is 2; and so on up to a strength of 7. This only works in 1.8.

Renaming items

Since Update 1.7.2, renamed items in Item Frames will show their name hovering above the frame when moused over.


  • It is possible to put an Item Frame inside an Item Frame, but not to put an Item Frame inside an Item Frame inside an Item Frame and so on.
  • Item Frames are not really blocks: a block can occupy their space, they can be broken with a Sword in creative mode, they can be customized and they can be /summoned.

    How To Craft An Item Frame.

Crafted Blocks
Crafted Blocks Brick (Block)BeaconRedstone TorchBlock of DiamondBlock of EmeraldBlock of GoldBlock of RedstoneBlock of IronBlock of CoalBlock of Lapis LazuliFlower PotItem FrameHopperDropperDispenserLeverPressure PlateButtonDoorTrapdoorPolished AndesitePolished DioriteSlabBookshelfJack o'LanternStained GlassStained ClayBlock of QuartzChestCrafting TableFurnaceAnvilEnchantment TableEnder ChestTrapped ChestStained Glass PaneSlime BlockBedNote BlockSticky PistonRedstone LampFence GateRedstone RepeaterRedstone ComparatorPowered RailActivator RailBoatMinecartMinecart with FurnaceCakeBrewing StandCauldron

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