I have two wonderful jewellery boxes made of hardwood and decorated with straw. I always admired these boxes. I could figure out that the decorating work was very fine. Never knew how it was done, though. Thanks to this post I finally have made up my mind to find out how they did that. It is indeed very fine work!
Well, this is something very Russian, so the DIY is in Russian too! I did not bother with the Google-translation this time. Just look at the pictures and you will get a clear idea on how it is made. To be honest, I do not see myself ever following this DIY to make even a lot simpler design :) Here it is!