Display your kumquat and bay leaf tree on a cake stand, and surround it with votive candles, citrus- and gold-colored ribbons and other citrus fruits.
A glue gun or long straight pins may be helpful for securing items to the foam.
Try one of these combinations instead of using kumquats and bay leaves:
• Rosemary-Cranberry Tree: Fresh rosemary sprigs and cranberries.
• Chocolate-Apricot Tree: Dried apricots with ends dipped in melted white chocolate for a snow-tipped effect.
• Nuts and Spice Tree: Miniature pinecones, whole almonds, star anise and stick cinnamon.
• Beads and Baubles Tree: Wrap a plastic foam pyramid with prestrung beads or wire by coiling from top to bottom. Top with a purchased gold star decoration.