I really love the way that coffee smells, especially when you notice it in places that you aren't expecting to find it. 

One day, a pound of really nice smelling Stumptown ground coffee spilled in the back of my car.  As I went to clean it up with my shopvac I thought to myself, "It's too bad I have to clean this mess up, I'm really going to miss the smell of coffee every time I get into my car". 

Well, as I've since discovered, there's no need to spill coffee grounds in your car to have that great coffee scent when you step into it, simply make a semi-permanent coffee scented air freshener and enjoy that great coffee bean scent whenever and wherever you like.

Step 1: Supplies

This one is pretty easy:
  • stockings
  • paracord or some string if you want to hang it up
  • coffee grinds (choose the ones that smell best to you)
  • plastic cup or funnel
<p>Another easy way to fill a nylon stocking is to gather it on to you thumbs then put your thumbs down into a coffee cup. pull the top edges of the stocking gently around the outside of the cup. I make barley balls for my pond this way. just fill as much as much as you want befor tying a knotyou want</p>
<p>How long does this air freshener last? </p>
You could also probably use the top of a plastic bottle (removed from the bottom, of course) for a funnel as well.
I really love this air freshener! My whole family loves coffee and this will really help with kid related odors in our minivan! Those of us with kids know how messy kids can be and all about &quot;strange&quot; odors emmenating from the kids' seating areas in cars! Thanks for this awesome all-natural solution to freshening the air!
HEY! What an awesome way to end an instructable!
Noahw! Simple idea but great results! <br>I love the coffee smell at my desk, permanently! Done! <br> <br>Very funny pics @ step 5, I had a good laugh!
I loved what you did with the extra too :D
I LOVED what you did to the extra though :-D
&nbsp;YEAH! I love the smell of coffee and making my head look like a balloon &nbsp;: )
Pretty awesome.<br />
Well done.&nbsp; Sounds like a a great idea.&nbsp; My wife loves the smell of coffee, I'll have to hide a few of these around the house and see if it drives her crazy.&nbsp; <br />
We once used brewed coffee grounds to fertilize the lawn.&nbsp; Just rake it out into the soil.&nbsp; After a rainy day, the lawn smelled like French Vanilla.&nbsp; I think it kept the neighborhood dogs from pooping on the lawn.&nbsp; <br />
&nbsp;I've been to a few candle store that have jars of coffee beans in them because it resets your nose, or something to that effect. Doing this is a Great idea!!
One quick question...how long does the coffee scent last?&nbsp; <br />
Hey, does Step 4 mean you're going to enter this in paracord contest?&nbsp; Or you just have way to much of that <strike>crap</strike> stuff lying around the office?<br />
Excellent and simple!&nbsp; An especially good idea if you get a deal on some really inexpensive (and horrid-tasting) ground coffee.&nbsp; We found a can of coffee that was really, really cheap, and I never touched the stuff after the first pot (yeech, cheap robusto at Aldi).<br /> <br /> One thing of note is to not permit this to get wet, or it could very well begin to mold, being organic material and all.&nbsp; This happens, too, if you leave old, damp grounds in your auto-drip basket for too long, also.&nbsp; Not that I've ever done that, of course...<br />

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