The Round Top Collection designs all of its products with the most unique and innovative ideas to create a large collection of extremely versatile pieces. With this is mind, sometimes a design’s many functions get overlooked. Below is a step by step guide on the many functions of each product.
The majority of our items offer the stake function. This piece of metal allows the product to go outside in the yard, in a flower bed or even in flower pots by your front door. In addition, The Round Top Collection provides a line of display poles that allow the stake function to be used as an indoor or outdoor display. Staked items are fun and easy to decorate with throughout the year. The unique function of the stake also allows larger display pieces to breakdown into much smaller sections for easy storage.
Below is a step by step guide on how to assemble a double stake item:
Step 1: Many of the products come packaged with the stake detached to reduce packing size. Many stakes are broken into two pieces. To add the first stake attach the double sided male end directly into the base of the product. The hole for this stake is usually found in the center, down at the bottom of the product.
Step 2: The majority of our stakes can break down into two pieces, allowing you to adjust the design’s height. This also allows for easy storage of your seasonal items. If your piece came with two stake pieces, you can now attach the second stakes female end to the male end of the first stake. The second stake piece has female end and a closed end. You will now see both stakes connected to the piece, allowing for extra height in the final display.
Step 3: To breakdown the stake completely from the product, unscrew the stake from the product itself. Then unscrew the second stake piece, allowing the stake to break back down to its smallest size.
A small number of The Round Top Collection designs have permanent stakes. These items are smaller in size, and usually contain the word “mini” in their description. Smaller designs with permanent stakes are easy to store between seasons. You may choose to permanently shorten the length of these stakes by using bolt cutters for specific arrangements and applications.
One piece Stakes
There is a large selection of The Round Top Collection designs with just one stake. The reason is due to the larger size of the piece itself. The larger size of the item calls for a thicker stake that’s shorter in height. Single stakes are much heavier, to hold up the large piece. These stakes can be easily attached with the screw-in feature or with the stake sleeve.
Some pieces feature stake sleeves. These are normally the larger yard pieces that need extra support to stay anchored into the ground. All you have to do is place the stake in the ground where you want your final display, then slide the piece onto the stake with the attached open sleeve on the back of the product. Always make sure that if you are hammering the stake into the ground, you do this before the piece is on. Doing this while the piece is attached, can break or damage the product!
The Round Top Collection designs every product to be extremely versatile, which means many of the items that stake can also hang. It is fun to get creative and hang the items with ribbon, fabric, garland, and much more. When hanging our items, please keep in mind that the heavier the piece, the stronger the hanger must be. We recommend 3M command hooks with the correct weight rating for your piece. This way once the season is over you can safely remove the hanger from the wall without damaging paint, etc.
Below is a step by step guide on how to hang your Round Top Collection piece:
Step 1: The hanger will normally be located on the back of the product. You can adjust the space between the hanger and the piece by gently pulling it away from the product, allowing the piece to hang properly from a nail, screw, or hook.
Step 2: Place your hanging solution in the location you want to mount your design (wall, door, etc.). The heavier the piece, the stronger the hanging solution should be.
Step 3: Once the hanging solution is in place, the item is ready to hang. Adding a bow or some ribbon is a great way to add that special touch to the piece.
Bringing The Round Top Collection into your home is much easier with our pieces that feature the easel back. This function allows you to decorate with our designs both in your garden and inside your house. Easel backs are found not only on our smaller pieces, but on almost all of our larger display pieces as well.
Below is a step by step guide on how to display your Round Top Collection easel back piece:
Step 1: The easel will be located on the back of the product, in the center. Take this piece and pull it away from the product slightly to allow the product to properly rest on a surface.
Step 2: The more you pull the easel back, the further back the piece will lay. Play with it until you find your desired angle.
Table Top Pieces:
The Round Top Collection designs a handful of table top only pieces throughout the year that are definitely one of a kind. These items will not hang or stake. Our customers find creative ways to display these pieces from mantles to a front entryway table. Examples of table top pieces are our Year Round Celebrate Everyday Glass Jars and our Fan Turkeys!
The Round Top Collection designs many of its medium to large size items to breakdown for easier storage at the end of the season. There are many ways in which an item can be assembled and disassembled.
The Great Pumpkin
Our giant Great Pumpkin is a timeless classic here a the Round Top Collection, and partly due to its easy assembly that allows such a large statement piece to be broken down for clean seasonal storage.
Large yard pieces allow you to take a part the head and body and sometimes even arms, to allow for easier storage. Below you can see how easy it is to assemble these pieces.
Bright and colorful designs by The Round Top Collection are ideal for decorating your yard or garden. To ensure they maintain their unique beauty, we recommend coating the designs with clear matte polyurethane at the beginning of each season. You can find spray versions of this product by Krylon and Rust-Oleum at your local hardware store or home supply store. If you’re unsure about a product’s ability to hold up outdoors, you may check with your account manager to determine if the product is approved for all weather use.