Start with ADW, free in Market. I'll paste the steps for getting app icons on the launcher screen.
So, to get app icons on your screen go to the list of apps within ADW. Look at the dock at the bottom. Find a box with four squares, tap it. This is called the app drawer. Find the app you want to appear on one of your screens. Give it a long press and it will be placed on the home screen that you're presently at.
Last edited by SCION; 12-24-2010 at 08:30 PM.