I simply cut off the arm and slid the box thru so it was nice and snug. As you can see on the first picture I tied the remaining wool into a bow, and in the third picture just used a panel of the fabric for a different look.
if you are scared of color-work, which lots of us are, these can also be done with duplicate stitch after the mitts are finished. (thats what i did.) just remember, they are worked top down from the fingers, so be sure to do duplicate stitch the same way! (upside down)
Know someone who likes to let their mittens do the talking? Do them a favor and make them a pair of these Fightin’ Words mitts by Ravelry user Annie Watts.