Martha Stewart Living, December 2013
Sink pilot holes in ends of branches for screw eyes and hooks. Screw in hardware; connect branches as shown. (Top screw eye is used for hanging garland from molding.)
Trim branches and place along birch frame. Once you reach desired fullness, wrap floral wire down branch to connect to birch. (Work in pieces.) Fill in sparse spots in similar fashion as needed.
Make the picks: Bunch together 5 or so bay sprigs and ball picks, and use wire to connect floral pick. Repeat as desired. For birds: Snip wire off a floral pick and hot-glue pick to back of bird. Plant pick into garland (wire to edges if needed).
Screw hooks into top edge of molding and hang garland.