I would like to know how to make a floating item in Minecraft.

Here is a great example made on the Hypixel server:

  • just saying in the text next to the picture, it was not in the hypixel server, it was on one of his adventure maps!
    – user144609
    Jul 31, 2016 at 8:56

2 Answers 2


There is a nice Bukkit plugin names ShowCaseStandalone that allows what you want.

Otherwise, there is a second solution. As explained by Skylinerw on minecraftforum.net,

You can summon the item entity riding an invisible armor stand that has NoGravity set to 1:

/summon Item ~ ~5 ~ {Item:{id:minecraft:stone,Count:1},Riding:{id:ArmorStand,Marker:1,Invisible:1,NoGravity:1}}
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    That summoning command is outdated for 1.9. You now have to summon an armorstand that has an item as their passenger. I.e. /summon ArmorStand ~ ~5 ~ {Marker:1,Invisible:1,Marker:1,Passengers:[{id:Item,tag:{Item:{id:minecraft:stone,Count:1}}}]}
    – MrLemon
    Apr 11, 2016 at 14:31
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    Does this work for 1.9+?
    – user144609
    Apr 11, 2016 at 15:15
  • @kevinbestkiller Yes, the answer has been modified to work for version 1.9+
    – Galabyca
    Apr 11, 2016 at 15:25
  • it doesn't seem to be working but thanks for your help anyways
    – user144609
    Apr 18, 2016 at 15:52

You dont even have to use a plugin, you can do that with commands. There is a really good editor which generates the command for you: http://haselkern.github.io/Minecraft-ArmorStand/

In your case there are 3 Armor stands with diffrent arm positions, all of them are invisible holding a Iron sword.

  • I really like this website for making thing! Thanks a lot :D
    – user144609
    Apr 11, 2016 at 15:19

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