Glue guns are used for most floral projects. It creates a strong, fast bond and is an easy way to glue silk flowers, dried materials, and novelty items into an arrangement. The gun contains a heating element to melt the plastic glue. Squeezing the trigger will push the stick through the heating element, ejecting molten plastic. Directly after leaving the gun, the glue is so hot that if it is applied directly to skin, it will often cause damage such as blisters. The glue cools to harden, so it is commonly used when quick bonding is desired, generally in less than 1 minute.