Using the Hopper Place a scaffold for the hopper. You'll want to place the hopper at least one block above the ground, so place a block of dirt on the ground where you want to put the hopper. Place the hopper on the dirt. Simply face the top of the dirt block and press the "Place" key/button. Remove the dirt block.How do you craft a hopper?
Add Items to make a Hopper. In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3x3 crafting grid. To make a hopper, place 5 iron ingots and 1 chest in the 3x3 crafting grid. When making a hopper, it is important that the iron ingots and chest are placed in the exact pattern as the image below.