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…
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: