I like the idea but not my execution of this project.
My husband cut the blocks for me. Each block face is 1.5 inches wide. The outer, tallest blocks are 5" tall, the next tallest ones are 4" and the middle blocks, both vertical and horizontal are 3 inches.
I left the edges bare so that paint didn't meet paint, thinking a somewhat rustic look would work. I wasn't happy with this and added a distressing ink along those edges in a color called tea. I don't have that look photographed. It didn't noticeably improve or detract from what you see here.
I like using blocks to spell our greetings throughout the year. These phrases were on shelves in our main bathroom for a while.
It is probably my lettering that I dislike most on the blocks that I painted. I will repaint them at some point and try this again.