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How to Make Custom Items in Minecraft


Minecraft is a popular sandbox game that offers players endless possibilities for creating unique gameplay experiences. One way to enhance your Minecraft world is by adding custom items. In this article, we will delve into the process of making custom items in Minecraft, allowing you to unleash your creativity and take your gaming experience to the next level.

Step 1: Install Required Mods

Before we can start creating custom items, we need to install the necessary mods. Two popular modding platforms for Minecraft are Forge and Fabric. Choose and install the modding platform that best suits your needs.


If you opt for Forge, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Forge homepage at
  2. Choose a Minecraft version that matches your current Minecraft installation and download the recommended Forge installer.
  3. Run the downloaded installer and select "Install Client" to install Forge.
  4. Once installed, launch the Minecraft Launcher and select the "Forge" profile to start the game using the Forge mod.


If you prefer Fabric, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Fabric website at
  2. Download the Fabric installer.
  3. Run the installer and select the desired Minecraft version to install Fabric.
  4. After installation, launch the Minecraft Launcher and select the "Fabric" profile to start the game using the Fabric mod.

Step 2: Create Custom Item Texture

Now that we have the modding platform set up, it's time to create the custom item texture. This will determine how your item looks visually in the game.

To create a custom texture, follow these steps:

  1. Open your preferred image editing software, such as Photoshop or GIMP.
  2. Create a new image file with dimensions of 16x16 pixels, which is the standard size for Minecraft item textures.
  3. Edit your image to design the appearance of your custom item. Be creative!
  4. Save your image as a PNG file.

Step 3: Modifying the Item Registry

Now it's time to modify the item registry to add your custom item to the game.

Follow these steps:

  1. Locate your Minecraft installation directory. This can usually be found in the "Versions" folder within the ".minecraft" folder.
  2. Navigate to the folder for the Minecraft version you are using (e.g., 1.16.5).
  3. Inside the version folder, you will find a .jar file with the same ...
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