Thursday, July 23, 2015

Christmas in July - The Crime Scene Tree - Week 4

Crafty Thursday continues with our Christmas in July series with last ornament on our Crime Scene Tree. This week it’s Professor Plum, in the Library, with the Wrench.

We realize the sun is still out and everyone is at the beach, but here at Mystery Playground we’re still celebrating Christmas in July. We started off with The Suspect Ornaments in Week One. We followed that with Crime Scene Ornaments in Week Two. Week Three featured Blood Spatter Ornaments, and in Week Four, we decided that no crime scene Christmas tree would be complete without the addition of something from the game of Clue.

These ornaments aren’t just easy to make, but they leave a lot of room for creativity. You can really do anything you like to make yours unique. The materials can be purchased brand new, or you can often find Clue games at thrift shops. I tend to pick these up whenever I see them, just to have the pieces. There are many different versions of the game too, so each one has unique pieces for crafting. 


  • Clue cards
  • Clue weapons
  • Clue characters
  • Elmer's Glue 
  • Twine
  • Hole Punch
Step One: Choose your Materials
Pick your background card, suspect, and weapon. You can be as creative as you want. You can use the back of a suspect card with the Clue logo, or a room card showing a location.


Step Two: Attach your Hanger
Punch a hole in the top of your card using a single hole punch. Thread your twine or cord through and tie it off.


Step Three: Decorate
Using Elmer's Glue, glue your pieces on your card. Use multiple weapons or people, this is the creative part and you can decorate your ornament any way you like.

Step Four: Hang
Add this ornament to your tree.

Stay tuned for the final week of Mystery Playground’s Christmas in July. We will add the final touch to the tree and show you the finished product. 


  1. I have thoroughly enjoyed this Christmas in July series, and hate to see it come to an end. This is a really clever, and very easy way to make mystery ornaments. I have a huge collection of mystery games, so may just tap my resources for supplies.

    1. Patti - never fear - we still have one more week. And there's always next year.