The ribbon was really pretty, but a little see through. I glued the ribbon around the base of clear glass bottles that I used for vases so I needed to wrap the ribbon twice. If the vase were a darker color or if I had layered a piece of material under it that probably would have worked too. The see-through factor may not matter depending on what you are using it for, but just keep that in mind. Overall the vases looked beautiful with the ribbon!