"I don't know why everyone says these are hard to put together. The instructions were numbered and very easy to follow. I noticed one person said the top was one sided but you had to put 2 together to make it double sided. The only thing I can see that might be a problem is that it's light so if they are outside and it's windy you might have to put something in the inside to hold down. Even though I thought $6 was a little pricey for a centerpiece I'm glad I got them."