We made these blocks at a Relief Society activity earlier this month. I love how they turned out! They took about 2 hours from start to finish.
Here's how you make them:
Cut 4 blocks of wood to the size you want them (these ones are 4"x5.5"x1.5") and roughly sand them down.
Paint blocks and letters (can be found at Michael's and other craft stores) the desired color.
When dry, sand edges of blocks and letters to give a distressed look.
Cut scrapbook paper slightly smaller then blocks and rip edges.
Mod podge the scrapbook paper onto blocks.
Use hot glue gun to attach letters.
That's it! And you could obviously use any word: joy, christmas, the last name of your family, peace... whatever you choose.