Generally, we highly recommend an edge banding machine to apply the edge banding, if you want to apply the edge banding by yourself, please follow the next steps as below:
Step 1: Mark where you want the edge banding to go on the workpiece.
Step 2: Cut the edge banding to length/width with a sharp knife or razor.
Step 3: Apply glue on the edge of board evenly and thinly. Make sure there’s enough glue in all areas.
Step 4: Apply the edge banding, and gently spread it out with your fingers or a spatula, working from the middle out to make sure there aren’t any air bubbles.
Step 5: After applying all of the edge banding, let it sit for a few minutes so that glue can dry.
PS: When you apply your own edge banding, you can do it to any shape of board that you like!