First buy lots of extra pink tissue paper in the half off after Easter sales. Making each package (which makes one pom pom) .50.
Second find the online tutorial for the tissue paper pom poms that looked cute and easy.
Third half glance at the tutorial directions and then sit down to get started. You need 8-9 sheets of tissue paper. And the tutorial I looked at called for a boning tool but I don't have one so I used a tongue depressor instead.
Fourth forget a step, mess up another by not pulling gently enough.
Fifth - use it anyway, heh, she's only one she'll never notice the mistakes. lol
Six try again and this time follow all of the directions as closely as humanly possible and hope for better results.