I began with a piece of wax paper cut in a triangle already for the kids. I squeezed out some Elmers glue and dropped one or two drops of food coloring on the paper. Then I gave them a Q-tip and told them to swirl it all together.
Then, we added the star (I happened to have these foamy sticker stars handy) and sprinkled on the salt. At first the salt made little bubbles like in the above photo. This happened as the glue dried. Don't be alarmed. Just leave them as they are and they will go back to normal after it all dries.
The finished project was then inserted into a Dollar Tree frame that had already been prepped with a nice coat of silver spray paint, and Voila! A beautiful (well, at least VERY cute) Christmas gift, ready to be wrapped.