This instructable will show you how to preserve a deer skin and the it into a rug.
Step 1: Getting the Skin
The easiest way to get a deer skin is just wait until deer season or if you see a fresh one on the side of the road.
Step 2: Skinning the Deer
To skin the deer just skin it as if you were just trying to get the meat off of it.
Step 3: Scraping
After getting the skin off the deer you want to take a dull knife and scrape off all of the fat and leftover meat on the skin off of it.
Step 4: Treating
There is two ways to cure a deer skin if you want the hair on it. You can cover the skin in salt and let it dry out by the sun, or you could take Borax and cover the skin and leave the skin out for a day and then take the Borax off. The salt method will leave the skin a little hardened but if you use the borax method the skin with be very supple.
Step 5: Sewing(optional)
If you hunted this deer and there is holes in the skin you can sew the holes with a needle and thread. If you want to get really fancy you can sew or glue felt (preferably red) on the bottom of the skin to give it a better look.