The ﬂaps are numbered 1-6. The numbers correspond to the order in which they will be assembled. Position the ﬂat base with the #6 ﬂaps closest to you.
Bring the #1 ﬂaps up and together. They lock into each other like puzzle pieces.
Insert the #2 ﬂaps into the sides of the box you are creating and hold them in place.
Fold the #3 ﬂaps over the #2 ﬂ aps and into the box. Insert the #3 ﬂap tabs into the slots in the bottom of the box.
Fold all the #4 ﬂaps up.
Roll the shelf into the base so the white side faces up. This forms a shelf that can be used to hold hidden weight(s), and the square opening helps support the post.
If you plan to use the centerpiece outdoors or with a top-heavy balloon bouquet, you can add a weight or two on the weight shelf after the base is assembled. A canned food item or soft drink can works well.
Fold the #5 ﬂaps up and fold the top panel to form the top of the box, tucking the ﬂ aps inside.
Fold the #6 ﬂaps and insert them into the slots on either side of the box. Access the weight shelf (if needed) from this side after you insert the pole.
Unfold the post so that it lies ﬂat, with the creases facing up and the white side facing down. Position the post with the letters A-E closest to you (this is the bottom of the post). The post contains 16 perforated openings for balloon sticks. You’ll see two per level on eight levels. Before assembling the post, punch out only the openings you plan to us
If you choose to use the short version, fold along the perforation that is 24˝ above the post base, and remove and discard the top section. If you want a tall centerpiece, you do not need to do anything before moving to the next step.
Pre-fold the creases. Starting with A, roll-fold the panels labeled A-E in that order to form a square post. Use both hands as you roll the post and gently squeeze the panels up and down the post to help them remain squared.
At the edge of panel E are four tabs (one small and three large). Insert the numbered tabs into the slots in panel B in numeric order (1-4) for easiest assembly. On the bottom of the post is a small tab, about an inch square. Bend it inward at a 90-degree angle and lock it in place
Insert the post into the base. Be sure to slide the post through both square openings.
Hold the stick in one hand and the balloon tail in the other. Insert the tail of the balloon into either of the openings in the cup.
Stretch the balloon tail tight to secure the balloon in the cup.
Stretch the balloon tail around the stick.
Stretch it past the ﬁrst slot and go over and into the second slot.
Stretch the balloon tail across the inside of the cup and exit the cup through the opposite slot.
The tail will hang out of the cup. The balloon stick is now ready to be inserted into each open slot on the post.