So...I didn't realize that I was going to have to put them together when I bought them so I was a little shocked when I found them in straight lines when I received them. However, thinking about it, it does actually make sense. And they are really easy to do so that is an added bonus. It will actually make it easier for when I put them together for my event coming up. I'm just hoping that I can save them for future events also and that they aren't a one time use type item.