Let's remember the before:
Ikea Hemnes Nightstand
I started by cutting a strip long enough to go all around the top
I folded down the paper just as I was wrapping a gift
To finish it up I cut a piece of paper longer than the tabletop to cover both the front and back edges. This gives it a smooth appearance and you can only spot the first strip of paper on the sides, though it's not incredibly visible. Does that make sense?