We purchased these vases to complement our modern design makeover. They are quite lovely (we purchased 2). It comes with assembly instructions...the instructions are decent at best. They state that the product comes with 2 sandbags, but there was only one per box. Additionally, you will have to resize the green foam to actually fit through the top. Lastly, I would recommend putting the moss on top of the foam & newspaper PRIOR TO placing the birch branches. Otherwise, you will be struggling to cover up all the green foam.