Using Minecraft Heads as Objects

Custom Player Heads offer a nice way to add detail to a Minecraft build. You can place familiar items and objects around a Minecraft building. This is the most common method of getting detailed objects that just couldn’t be built with regular blocks.

How do heads look like things?

Instead of a making a Player Skin with a Head that looks like a human head with a face etc. people make heads that look like every day objects.. for example a head that looks like a loaf of bread…

Then: There is a way to get any Player Head in-game, which can then be placed onto a surface, or Item Frame.

What type of heads are there?

There are thousands of head designs, and a few Websites that offer a directory of useful Heads. We have our own curated list here: Minecraft Heads as Objects.

How to get Player Heads in-game

These can be obtained in game using something called a Command Block.

First give yourself a Command Block by opening up the chat window and typing:

/give @s command_block

You will then have the Command Block Item:

Place it somewhere nearby and Right Click on it…

Enter in the Command to Give a Nearby Player the Head…

Visit the Minecraft Heads Post. Or visit a website like: to get the command required for a specific head.

Now place a Button next to the Command Block and push it to activate the command that was entered into the Command Block:

You can now place the Player Head on any surface or Item Frame:

Here’s a good example of a Basket “Head” being used in a Laundry Setting:



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