As for the idea of the birds attached to the sticks, that came from Anthro (very, very cute, but I'm not really an owl person).
The Holiday Dangles are from a free download via Allsorts. Jenny B (allsorts) has more downloads and tutorials on her sidebar (love these and this). The JOY dangles are by me, which explains their extremely hand-made look. My youngest has already attempted to peel off the J and use the O for target practice with his jets... not cute =)
Lastly, if you are looking for some garland inspiration, or if you have made your own garland and would like to share it, you must check out the flickr group Ga-ga for Garland. However, be aware that you can easily spend a couple of hours looking at all of the pretty garland.